Kawasaki… A Look Back in Time — Ultimate MotorCycling

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Kawasaki… A Look Back in

Kawasaki History

For many enthusiasts the name Kawasaki one of the vanguard Japanese OEMs. The is built on a history of racing, the full spectrum of two-wheel including superbike, MotoGP, and motocross.

The motorcycle line-up everything from cruisers to bikes. However, long Kawasaki ever ventured two-wheels, they were a to be reckoned with in the industrial

It all began back in 1878 Shozo Kawasaki founded a to build steel ships. eight years later the became the Kawasaki Dockyard. In the Dockyard was incorporated and Kojiro was named the company’s first In 1906 the burgeoning company fabricating locomotives, freight passenger carriages and bridge at the new Hyogo Works.

The following year they producing marine steam

In 1918 Kawasaki started its Department and in the ensuing years Japan’s first metal The following decades were with the formation of Kawasaki Stock in 1928, Kawasaki Co. in 1937, and Kawasaki Steel in 1950.

It was not until 1961 Kawasaki produced their motorcycle, the M5 also known as the The bike was more of a motorized and was actually a product of the Kawasaki division. As an opening act, the M5 any pure excitement but that was all to change.

Later in the 1960′s Kawasaki the motorcycling world with a of exhilarating and prodigious two-… The first to come was the Kawasaki and the 350cc Samurai twins. were followed by the legendary triples.

In 1969 Kawasaki Kawasaki Rolling Stock, and Aircraft merged to form Heavy Industries, Ltd. was also the year the Kawasaki the notorious 1969 Kawasaki III 500, also known as the H1. It was you remove the plastic from the before you tried it on; otherwise was no guarantee of holding-on under acceleration.

I remember the Kawasaki ad, let the good roll, on the radio and in magazines in the early 1970′s as the world was with the Kawasaki 750 2-… also known as the H2. The 1973 print ad went on to say, jumping a puddle — or flattening a Flying the freeway — or riding the

Kawasaki Samurai

Today, there is no doubt the shear rush of the H2 would been expressed much explicitly.

All and all the historical Kawasaki triples came in a number of sizes: 250cc S1, 350cc S2, S3, 500cc H1 and 750cc H2. The Kawasaki 2-strokes revolution was followed by the KZ a potent inline 4-cylinder that further cemented the horsepower reputation.

Today, has manufacturing plants and distribution worldwide. Kawasaki is involved in environmental control, marine and aerospace. And of course, Kawasaki to manufacture class-leading ATVs, utility vehicles and watercraft.

Kawasaki is also pioneering Century transportation systems as the Shinkansen bullet train and is a in the development of larger, faster Natural Gas carriers and high-speed In aeronautics Kawasaki builds a of helicopters and provides portions of the new 777. Kawasaki is also in the development of the Supersonic Transport, a carrying plane capable of at 60,000-90,000 feet at Mach

So next time you see a Kawasaki out on the or cruising the boulevard, consider the history behind it.

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