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The original Kawasaki company was by Shozo Kawasaki, who was born in as the son of a Kimono merchant. At the age of 17 Shozo a tradesman in Nagasaki, Japan.

In Shozo started a shipping with a single cargo Unfortunately, his ship sank a heavy storm. After for other shipping companies and up sea routes, he established, with the of Vice Minister of Finance was from the same province as ), the Kawasaki Tsukiji Shipyard in

The company expanded into areas where steel was required, including freight locomotives, carriages and, by girders for bridges (at a plant in Hyogo). The following year the company began to produce turbines for the marine industry.

The Hyogo plant also the home for the manufacture of aircraft went into production in producing Japan’s first bodied aircraft—up until time most aircraft made from wood cloth stretched over

First Motorcycles

By the time the motorcycle was produced in 1961 at the Aircraft plant, the various had merged into the major known today as Kawasaki Industries Ltd. which is a global entity. The company has plants in eight countries Japan, China, Philippines, Indonesia, Brazil, and two in the USA (Lincoln, and Maryville, Missouri).

Interestingly, Kawasaki has the distinction of the first Japanese company to motorcycles in the United States—the machines were built at the plant in 1974. This now manufacturers ATVs. Jet Skis® and Vehicles, many of which are to various markets throughout the including Japan!

Models of

Kawasaki has produced many models over the years, with an appeal to sports The knowledge gained in international competition (including Grand racing and world Superbike ) has used to good effect on street machines wherever

The triple cylinder range of 2-strokes were introduced in The H1 Mach111 was an instant success. staggering (for the time) line acceleration—the H1 could the — mile in 12.96 with a terminal speed of over 100 mph.

Following on from the success of the three, Kawasaki soon had available in 250 and 350-cc (later by a 400 version), and the ultimate street the H2 750. Although these proved to be reasonably reliable, suffered from poor characteristics—the 750’s were the widow maker!

Today the triples are finding their way many collections of classic Currently prices are reasonable and are still available for most

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As an example, a KH400 from in excellent condition, is worth $4,000.


The Z900 Kawasaki was designed as a 750, but when introduced the CB750 in 1969 Kawasaki to the market) Kawasaki to increase the capacity of their new and delay its introduction until

The DOHC Z900 Kawasaki is generally considered one of the most and robust power plants to be by a Japanese company from era. Although the engine was the frame and swing-arm were in rigidity giving the machines poor handling. Stiffer swing-arms, combined with rear shocks. went a way to improving the Kawasaki’s handling.

examples (1973) of Z900 ’s, in excellent condition, typically for around $18,000 and are highly after.

Ninja Range

In the middle Kawasaki introduced a range of bikes that carried the name “Ninja,” a name would be used for more 20 years. The first Ninja’s 900-cc 4-strokes, but these quickly followed by 600, 1000, 1100-cc versions in 1988, a 250 .

The Ninja range DOHC cam engines with valves per cylinder and water which, true to Kawasaki’s gave the machines excellent The performance of the new machines was admirably at the 1984 TT when the Kawasaki finished first and second in the 751 to production class.

A 1984 ZX900 A1 Ninja, in condition, is valued at approximately

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