I still remember the first time I saw Mad Max. It was on a TV that had a dial that went from UHF to 13. The TV was housed in a big ornate wooden cabinet covered with a doily and a vase of flowers on top. Thinking back on it now it seems very strange to have witnessed such violence on such a beautiful piece of furniture. To be honest I really don’t remember the violence. What I remember most is the leather, cars and most of all, the motorcycles. I was raised in a family of motorcycle riders but none of them road bikes like the ones I saw in this movie. These were all blacked out and sounded like sports cars. They looked dirty and ridden. I immediately fell in love with them. The only problem was I was 6 years old. My only access to such a motorcycles at the time were cheap toys from China.
Fast forward to 4 or 5 years ago. I’m working full time, my bills are paid, and my obsession of motorcycles is finally something I can act on. I have a couple bikes in my shop and one of them is a 1977 KZ1000. The exact make, model and year of Goose’s bike from the movie I saw as a kid. I didn’t really go searching for that exact bike but when I saw a opportunity to own one I jumped at the chance. I won’t be jumping at the chance to own this because it’s not in the cards but somebody should.
Like the sign says, “speed’s just a question of money. How fast you wanna go?”
Here’s the seller’s take down.
Up for sale is a unique 1977 Kawasaki movie tribute bike from Mad Max . Very detailed, only minute differences compared to the original movie bike such as better quality tires, drilled rotors, and reversed front calipers to lower the center of gravity, Tarozzi fork brace and rear sets.Highest quality three stage urethane paint, powdercoating, chrome plating and aluminum polishing. I personally hand built this bike and put alot of engineering into the structure under the faring.
The exhaust head pipes are Jardine 4 into 2 crossover and the megaphones were hand built along with the baffles. The exhaust was designed for a specific sound when 4 and 1 and 2 and 3 fire together.
I put 1,300 miles on this bike last summer and it was a head turner winning 1st place trophies everywhere.
The bike has a cache that many generations recognize.
Everyone that has driven it compares it’s ride and handling to a Ninja ZX11.
Original low miles engine
Stage 3 kit with K&N oval filters
Carburators by Wired George
Progressive front fork springs
NOS KZ shocks
New wiring harness
Bridgestone Battle Ax Tires
Original tool kit and owners manal
Braided stainless steel brake lines
Dot 5 synthetic brake fluid
Rebuilt front and rear calipers
Brand new front brake master cylinder and rebuilt rear
New chain and sprockets
New front and rear wheel bearings
New tapered steering bearings
Siren and blue lights work
Caswell epoxy lined gas tank
Professionally upolstered custom modified seat pan and new foam
Under the tail section is hollow and secure with enough room for a jacket
Under the seat is a tray for the tool kit with room to spare for cellphones etc.
sold with a clear title, bill of sale and voided registration.
You’ve seen it!… You’ve heard it!… and you’re still asking questions? What a turkey! Hey, fella! You’re a turkey! Why aren’t buying this right now?