I’m a fan of riding older motorcycles

Posted On 17 Aug 2023
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This entry is part 37 of 44 in the series AusMotorcyclist Issue#1

The Timeless Charm of Riding the Classic Kawasaki KZ900

If you’re a fan of motorcycles, there’s something truly special about riding older models. They possess a unique character and charisma absent from modern bikes. While advancements in technology have undeniably brought superior performance to newer models, there’s an undeniable charm in the quirks of vintage bikes.

The Kawasaki Z1, for example, is an absolute classic. Born between the years 1973 to 1977, this flagship model stood proud in Kawasaki’s lineup throughout the 70s. It symbolized a crucial period in motorcycle history when the rivalry between Honda and Kawasaki was intense. While Honda had initially set the bar high with the revolutionary Honda CB750 in 1969, Kawasaki was not to be outdone. Responding with the Z1, they outperformed by introducing a 900cc inline four-cylinder engine, dubbing it the “New York Steak” project.

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