Tagged: Japanese

Evolution: 1978 Kawasaki Z1R for Sale

Evolution: 1978 Kawasaki Z1R for Sale

Overshadowed by the obviously more exotic and suicidal turbocharged Z1R-TC, the Kawasaki Z1R was an evolution of Kawasaki’s Z1, a bike that is often overshadowed by the CB750 that was introduced first and stole...

Wild Racing Replica: 1974 Egli-Kawasaki for Sale

Wild Racing Replica: 1974 Egli-Kawasaki for Sale

This striking Egli-framed Kawasaki was built by yet another one of the small tuner/frame builders that proliferated in the 1960’s and 1970’s to provide a solution to a problem the major manufacturers seemed generally...

White Line Fever: 1978 Kawasaki Z1R-TC for Sale

White Line Fever: 1978 Kawasaki Z1R-TC for Sale

One of the things I love about vintage cars and bikes is their experimental quality: new ideas were implemented left and right, although some of those ideas were less well-developed than others. “Half-baked” even,...

Signed by the Artist: 1983 Kawasaki KZ1000R ELR

Signed by the Artist: 1983 Kawasaki KZ1000R ELR

Prior to bikes like the Suzuki GSX-R750, production-based racers from Japan were big, burly brutes. Engines were large four-cylinders and plenty powerful, fitted to stiff frames that provided stability at the cost of agility....

Boosted Classic: 1982 Honda CX500 Turbo for Sale

Boosted Classic: 1982 Honda CX500 Turbo for Sale

Here’s a bit of an odd duck: a cherished Honda CX500 Turbo! For a period in the early to mid-1980s, all of the major Japanese motorcycle manufacturers flirted with forced-induction, although it seems to...