Ton up boys and Ace Café men welcomed Triumph’s highly-anticipated Steve McQueen Bonneville Tribute at Progressive’s New York International Motorcycle Show. Paying homage to the legendary actor and racer who helped cement Triumph’s status as a cultural icon, Triumph will be offering just 300 units for sale in the U.S. when it hits the market in June.
This restored 1979 Kawasaki KZ1300 has just under 36,000 miles and looks to be in prime shape for many more. 1979 was the first production year for the KZ1300, and the auction states that the previous owner of this bike spent several thousand dollars performing a fraome-off chassis and engine restoration.
Winter is coming quickly, which means less riding, but more time for wrenching. Do you have a winter project lined up? If not, we've got a bike for you. This 1976 Kawasaki KZ900 comes to us from AmericanClassix.com, and it's ready for a little winter work.
The boys at Kawasaki knew a sporty image sold bikes, and the new for 1982 Kawasaki GPz 750 showed just how sporty a Kawasaki motorcycle could be. It marked the last — and probably the best — of Kawasaki’s air-cooled 750s.
We run into a lot of great classic Hondas and BMWs when searching eBay, but this week our favorite listing is a lovingly-maintained Kawasaki KZ1000 MKII. With just a little over 24,000 original miles, it's had the care a good bike deserves, and it's ready for a new owner.
Though this blog often includes a variety of bikes in a variety of conditions, we love to see an original bike for sale that someone has really taken care of. Today that's exactly what we've found: a 1974 Kawasaki Z1 that's ready for a new home and needs next to nothing.
The Kawasaki Z1-R carried on the Superbike standard set by the earlier Z1: blazing performance, skittish handling. Originally published as "Kawaskai Z1-R" in the November/December 2009 issue of Motorcycle Classics Magazine.
This week's eBay find is a 1976 Kawasaki KZ900 LTD, a one-year-only version of the KZ900. According to The Standard Catalog of Japanese Motorcycles, the LTD was more of a cruiser than the standard KZ900, and it featured a Jardine four-into-two exhaust, speacial paint and a more deeply countoured seat.
Kawasaki has made a wide variety of motorcycles over the years. Last week we featured a 1973 Kawasaki H2 750, a fun (if slightly impractical) bike we've always loved. So, another week, and another Kawasaki, but this time one that's just as happy carving canyons as it is carrying groceries on its handy luggage rack -- a 1981 Kawasaki GPz550.
Sometimes it's good to be practical, logical even. A nice standard style motorcycle, or even a good dual-sport bike, can serve many purposes from commuting to riding curvy roads on a Sunday morning to light touring. A nice two-stroke, 750cc Kawasaki H2, however, isn't really great for any of these purposes. We want one anyway.
In life we’re faced with choices: republican or democrat, blond or brunette, paper or plastic? Shopping for a new motorcycle in the early 1980s, you also had to choose between normally aspirated or turbo models.
Call it the semi-chopper, or maybe the almost-custom. No matter how you slice it, Kawasaki's KZ650SR was, in many respects, little more than a mildly-altered KZ650. And, believe it or not, that's what made it great.