Kawasaki History

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As with the story of many motorcycle manufacturing companies, history began on entirely lines. Although by 1949 were producing engines could be adapted for motorcycle the first real motorbike appear until 1954. the company had been involved in industry, including the manufacture of ships and trains.

The company’s offerings were a 60cc and a150cc and 250cc four-… which were developed German technology. Kawasaki and BMW had a close relationship that from their days as builders. Meihatsu, a subsidiary of the Aircraft Company, gave its to the first complete motorbike by the company.

Around this time, an attempt was made to break the scooter sector; the Fuji and the Mitsubishi Silver Penguin too strong an opposition.

In 1960, the signed a deal with the motorcycle company in Japan, Motorcycles, whose fortunes had since being a major manufacturer from their in 1937. Having once regarded as ‘the senior and king of four-strokes’, Meguro away from their influence with disastrous By 1962, their name had

Having initially produced low machines, Kawasaki, using the acquired from Meguro, their attention towards bikes, and in 1966 produced the W1, a machine that was heavier and than its rivals, so enjoyed success. Lighter versions developed in the shape of the 250cc and the 350cc A7 Avenger, but again, machines didn’t capture the of the public.

By 1969, Kawasaki beginning to get things right, and the of the 500cc H1 kick-started the company’s of quality, high performance Smaller versions were the 250cc and 350cc S1’s. A H2 became available in 1972 and in production until the mid 70’s, emission laws drew a on the project.

The introduction of the Z1 in 1973, proved a for Kawasaki. At first intended to a 750cc power unit, the eventually settled on a 903cc after they had seen reveal their CB750. The Z1, great performance and a good became an instant success and became the Z900, with the following hot on its heels.

In 1984, the of the GPz900r caused quite a This was in line with the development of liquid cooled, 16 valve, four cylinder This power unit with a light, compact would carry you across the 400 metres of your journey in over ten and a half seconds. It had a top of 250km/h and took the title of World’s Fastest Bike’.

It was also named ‘Bike of the in 1984.

1984 also saw the of Kawasaki’s first Cruiser, the 750, whilst the 900cc came along a year using the engine from the The CS250 (Casual Sports) in the same year, featuring a cooled, DOHC, single motor.

During the90’s, motorcycle manufacturers were in competition in the Superbike sector, and contribution was the 1052cc, ZZR-1100, a that was to remain the fastest bike for the next five Its power, combined with a frame and good suspension, it a popular touring machine. In it was replaced by the ZZR-1200, which better handling.

A ZZR-600 also entered the

2002 saw the Ninja ZX-12R with an aluminium, monocoque and a 16 valve in line, four engine.

In 2003, the 638cc, replaced the 1995 version. completely redesigned machine was all a fast bike should be; and aggressive. The Z1000 appeared as a bike in this same

It seemed that Kawasaki was top of the

Their motorcycle history has relatively short, but Kawasaki achieved more in that than some manufacturers done in a hundred years. no surprise then, that stay loyal to the company and the as we all wait eagerly for the next development to come along and our minds.

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