Kawasaki KR 750 Racer Classic Superbike

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Kawasaki KR 750 Racer Classic

Kawasaki KR750

If the sixties was the of the screaming tiddlers the seventies was the Decadethe years of Formula 750 of horse power skinny and flexi frames. From to 1978, Kawasaki’s roadster triples along with the grosser Suzuki GT750s the quintessential racing superbikes. Grant’s 1976 KR750, was the development of the breed.

Surprisingly, enjoyed riding his KR. ‘At the he recalls the press dubbed it an but it was very rideable and extremely if not initially very reliable. The were definitely more of a Yamaha’s TZ750 was a jelly by and both were much than the Kawasaki. This machine the only one ever with magnesium crankcases is the KR ever built.

Grant’s first outing on a KR was in 1975 when ‘disastrous’ problems prevented the machine completing more than laps at a time. The KR’s handicap however was its over crankshaft. On early models the aircraft-type fuel quickfiller was of use, since the crankshaft little longer than a of petrol. A crank life of 90 was a particular problem in the F750 championship series since races were over 100

Later examples with crank design and peak reduced from 10000 to proved more robust.

its shortcomings the KR had made immense since the introduction of its predecessor the H2R in The H2R was a heavily tuned version of the H2 roadster retaining both the bike’s air-cooling and more its blood curdling handling.

Smart who rode in the Kawasaki squad alongside Yvonne du and Art Bauman, remembers the H2R as ‘absolutely awful handling totally it is Barry Sheene who will be remembered for being spat the road. В Despite this and a of ‘constant de-tuning’ Smart the US road race standings in Yet the H2R was only really tamed Smart later had Colin build a frame for it when it ‘superbly’.

Effective as it was this ‘defection’ Smart no friends at Kawasaki. In tune the KR’s peak was claimed as 120 plus bhp with power ‘like a tractor’. A stage tune involving pipes a 2mm shorter piston and higher compression gave 130bhp and was the practical limit of the potential. Only once at the fast Mettet circuit in was Stage 3 attempted, four mm off the skirt lots of special and an even more radical produced an engine ‘like a either on or off.В

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Yet even in standard trim the was amazingly rapid. In 1975 added no less than to the lap record for Ireland’s NW200 At Macau in 1976 Grant everyone except the runner up. In the 1978 Isle of Man TT on this bike he was speed trapped at 190mph.

The figure has been questioned by Grant himself yet KRs regularly 180mph at Daytona without the advantage of the TT speed trap. in the last few years have Prix 500s come to those figures. Despite the big Kawasaki never quite its potential.

It’s fragility it ever mounting a convincing on the F750 title although like Hansford, du Hamel, and Grant enjoyed the occasional

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