Remembering a 1973 Kawasaki Z-1
The bike I wish I’d never sold? My 1973 Kawasaki Z-1. I bought it used in July 1978 while on leave from the Army. I rode it for those 30 days, then parked it and went back to Germany for 15 months. I retrieved it in September 1979 and rode the heck out of it for a few years, then sold it off and bought a Z-1R. Here’s a photo with my 1975 Yamaha RD350 in the background. I bought it new in June 1976, shortly after high school graduation. I wish I still had it, too.
Ray Womack/St. Louis, Missouri
Peter Tremulis’ 1975 Yamaha DT250
A reader shares a neglected Yamaha DT250 that had spent most of its life in an RV park.
Steve Sullivan’s 1975 Triumph Trident
A reader shares his winter project, a nicely restored Triumph Trident, which he bought several years ago.
Pat Halstead’s 1983 Yamaha XJ900 Seca
A reader shares his 1983 Yamaha XJ900 Seca and reflects on the other motorcycles of his past, including a Honda CA95 Benly.