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naked kawasaki bikes

Naked Kawasaki Bikes – From Learner Friendly to Supercharged

Naked Kawasaki bikes are some of the most popular motorcycles available. Taking all the best bits of their fully faired Ninja sportsbikes, stripping them down for a muscular look that’s…

kawasaki naked bikes

Kawasaki Z900RS Cafe Racer

Kawasaki Z900RS Cafe – Retro 60’s Street Racer on Steroids

In 2017 we caught the first glimpse of what Kawasaki Motorcycles had been working on to offer to the naked bike and modern-retro scene.  It came rolling out of the…

Z900RS Cafe

Kawasaki KR1

Kawasaki KR1 – Fastest Ever Mass Produced 2 Stroke

In 1988 the Kawasaki KR1 was released. It was a road-going race replica two-stroke with a difference, it was one of the only bikes in the category that wasn’t based…

Kawasaki KR1

Kawasaki KR250 – Ultra Rare Tandem Twin Two Stroke

For reasons I cannot fathom, the Kawasaki KR250 race replica was never released here in the UK. Nor did it make an appearance in North America, or mainland Europe. This…

Kawasaki H2 750 Triple

Kawasaki H2 750 – The Widow Maker

Nobody can blow the original Kawasaki H2 750 trumpet like Kawasaki themselves who wrote in their catalog: “We’ve just pulled a fast one on the competition. Named the Kawasaki 750cc…

90’s Kawasaki Motorcycles

Ninjas, Ninjas and more Ninjas that is what the 90’s were really about for Kawasaki Motorcycles. Pushing the Ninja line across the different capacities, and making them the best sportbikes…

Kawasaki 750 turbo

Kawasaki GPz750 Turbo – Best of the Turbocharged 80s Bikes

Of the big four Japanese manufacturers, Kawasaki was the last to put into production a turbo charged motorcycle and I would say arguably the most successful.  The ambition was to…

1976 Kawasaki Z650

Kawasaki KZ650 – Son of Z1

The Kawasaki KZ650 (or the Z650 outside the US) was one of the most popular motorcycles of the 1970s. Affordable, quick, reliable and it made Kawasaki’s Z series accessible to…

Kawasaki Kz1000 – The Grandfather of the Modern Superbike

The Kawasaki Kz1000 was a motorcycle that set the bar for the litre capacity bikes that would follow. It was one of the fastest production motorcycles of the time and…

Kawasaki ZX7RR – World Superbike Spec Road Legal Track Weapon

In the world of superbike racing, simply having the fastest machine will never be enough. Every manufacturer is constantly improving their bikes in order to stay on top, and sometimes…

Tom Cruise on a GPZ900R

1984 Kawasaki GPZ900R – The first Ninja

Kawasaki had a point to prove with the GPZ900R. Having been beaten to the punch by Honda in releasing the world’s first four-cylinder 750cc “superbike”, the CB750, they needed to…

Kawasaki Vulcan 750 – Stepping on Harley Davidson Toes

The Kawasaki Vulcan 750 was Kawasaki’s first ‘Cruiser’ motorcycle and it hit the mark so well that it remained largely unchanged for its full 22 year production period.  It is…

Motorcycles of the 80s – 25 Iconic Bikes of the Decade

For me, the standout memories of the motorcycles of the 80s was the fascination with turbo bikes, improved (faster) two stroke machines and the Japanese manufacturers stepping on Harley Davidsons…

What is a Cafe Racer?

Since the 2009 second coming of Cafe Racers the genre has gone from strength to strength. Lots of manufacturers have one in their stable and in general they at least…

Kawasaki Z1 900 – The New York Steak

In 1972 the Kawasaki Z1 900 was a motorcycle born out of a necessity for the survival of the company in an increasingly tough industry.  It was a bold and…

Kawasaki-Z1-900

8 cheap retro motorcycles

Cheap Retro Motorcycles – 8 Bikes For The Budget Conscious Rider

While it is true that most new retro bikes come with a premium price tag, there are several cheap retro motorcycles available for those not wanting to break the bank….

Norton Atlas Ranger

New Retro Motorcycles – 9 Awesome Modern Classics

Let’s face it, motorcycles of a bygone era are undeniably cool, from early Indian Scouts and Harleys to the Bonneville and CB750, they laid the foundations for everything that was…

Future Motorcycle Classics of the 90’s

I write quite regularly about some of the older bikes that I now fancy – Katana 1100, RD500, FZR1000 … all eighties motorcycles, all ‘old school’ that brings back memories…

1980's muscle bike

1980’s Motorcycles – My Personal Picks

I was born in 1971, brought up in a motorcycling household, and as we grew older, bikes were just part of our life; Dad owned a very cool Bonnie, my…

1980's muscle bike

which was the worlds first superbike?

Worlds First Superbike – 4 Contenders For The Title

The term superbike was first used by the motorcycling press in October 1968 after the unveiling of the Honda CB750 at the Tokyo bike show. It’s not a given though…

kawasaki KH250 Triple

Kawasaki KH250 Triple

The Kawasaki KH250 was my first ‘proper’ road bike. When I hit 17 in 1981 you could own and ride a 250cc bike as a learner in the UK and…