Kawasaki Motorcycles - History | Full Documentary


Mehbob Pasha
Mehbob Pasha

Why is test riders face blurred.?

Vor 8 Stunden
Jay Ganade
Jay Ganade

HD III skylab is real...

Vor 2 Tage
The Hillbilly Piper
The Hillbilly Piper

Cool video , but I’m disappointed that the famous KZ1000 & Eddie Lawson’s famous victory weren’t mentioned. Probably one of Kawasaki’s last wins before the Kawasaki Ninja era took over. I ride a bike that pays homage to that era. I have a 2003 Kawasaki ZRX1200R ,but of course it has a Ninja ZX11 block bored to 1164 cc and detuned a little. Still plenty of power for a retro style bike.

Vor 3 Tage
JonTheChron
JonTheChron

My first bike in 2009: Ninja 250 Second bike from 2011 to 2018: Ninja 1000 Newest bike: 2018 H2SX SE - I love this thing,

Vor 4 Tage
Amresh Khatri
Amresh Khatri

Ninja gpz900 was imortalised by Tom cruise when he rode that in the movie Top gun in the early 80s!!.

Vor 6 Tage
Curtis Jones
Curtis Jones

I have 3 kawasaki vulcan 1500's from 1988 - 1995. Still running good.

Vor 12 Tage
jim dandy
jim dandy

My 1st bike was a 73 S-2=350 triple, beat the hell out of it for 1 year then bought a 74 Z-1, Wiseco 1015 CC kit, Megacycles 417 cams, 29 smooth bores, decked cylinder and head, Manley SS valves, head ported fast bike for its day

Vor 13 Tage
ray32245mv
ray32245mv

kawasaki literally invented the "sportbike" as we know it when they put a full fairing on that 900, raised the pegs, dropped the bars, and shoved the engine as close as possible to the bottom of the front tire. I think yamaha makes a good ninja copy. hell, honda and suzuki have some nice ninjas too. But nothing rips like a Kawasaki Ninja.

Vor 13 Tage
The Grumpy Englishman
The Grumpy Englishman

I think all business should do the freshman thing so regardless of their position they have an appreciation for how the business works

Vor 14 Tage
Gumpy Old Bugger
Gumpy Old Bugger

I rode a 1983 Arrest Me Red GPz1100, a fuel injected beast of a bike in its day, but it was not called the Ninja, the use of the NInja name only started with the 1984 model year, 3 years after the first GPz's were introduced, and even then they were GPz Ninja and had GPz prominently displayed on the cank case covering.. Also, contrary to the video's claim, my '83 GPz 1100 has a computer controlled electronic fuel injection system and while not water cooled, it did have oil cooler radiator. However the GPz was not the first production bike to feature an EFI system, that honour falls to the 1980 Kawasaki Z1000 Classic. Also, it is debatable if the GPz or GPz Ninja can be call the world's first true modern era sport bike, and the Honda VF Interceptor series can make a fair claim to that title. Prior to GPz's Kawasaki produced the wonderful KZ series of bikes. I ran a couple of KZ550's as courier mounts back in the day. Interest video, but sadly the producers have far too much focus on the Ninja.

Vor 14 Tage
Steve bogert
Steve bogert

First, Kawasaki bought another Japanese motorcycle maker(Meguro) and got their designs, next they only came to America in the late '60s. Their W1 and W2 SS and TT models were at the time the first 'big bikes' from Japan, but they were copied from ex BSA designs and being built at first by Meguro; the video shows those bikes. The W1 was sold In the US starting in 1966 I believe until 1971, it continued in Japan until about 1975? as a police model! The Kawaski Green color was introduced in 1969? on the 238 cc Greenstreak Motocrosser and then on the 1070 Centurion 100 cc motocrosser The H2 750 triple had a disc brake in 1971, that is 2 years before this museum 'historian' claims the Z1 was their first bike with a disc! For the Z1 I have read the engineering 'leaned heavily' on the German Horex 450 Imperator from 1958, an OHC twin known to easily match any British OHV twin years earlier. major design elements were copied and doubled to make a 900. I was a beginner in 1968 and owned the 120 cc C2 SS, 650 cc W2 SS, 250 cc F4 and the original white/blue 500 cc H1 before moving on to other brands. Good times for sure, but I hate to see mistakes in the story.

Vor 15 Tage
Zunaid Kajee
Zunaid Kajee

When I a kid of 18yrs old, my cousin bought a gpx 750 ninja and I used to just sit in the garage most of the time admiring that bike. I used to sit on it and imagine myself riding it and said one day...that's when my love affair started with the ninja brand. I have just taken delivery a few weeks ago of my h2 sx se and now I find myself sitting in my own garage admiring my bike. Thank you lord for your blessings.

Vor 16 Tage
ray Nic
ray Nic

12:40, the second bike looks like a Guzzi V-twin???

Vor 17 Tage
mateoblatywacz
mateoblatywacz

11:32 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kawasaki_Z1 It's really hard to get consistent informations regarding motorcycles performace.

Vor 19 Tage
Matt Gillette
Matt  Gillette

160 hp for the 1990 ZX1100? Owned a 1994 ZX1100 and was only 145hp at the crank, 128hp at the rear wheel, now own a 1998 ZX1100 and its still 145hp at the crank

Vor 19 Tage
Mathew Bishop
Mathew Bishop

I love knowing my Ninja was once the under dog. I have owned 3 2012 250cc, 05 Zx6r and now a 2018 Zx6r. I will never ride anything else. I love riding. I know when I get on my bike and close my shield nothing else matters. Its just me and the bike.

Vor 20 Tage
rexhep NIKQI
rexhep NIKQI

A way out with Combustion Engines Electric will rule!

Vor 21 Tag
Andrew Corry
Andrew Corry

Gpz 1000rx that was a fun bike , but loved my kr1s 250 what a scream

Vor 22 Tage
Fabz Rust Rider
Fabz Rust Rider

Love this video 👍🏽

Vor 24 Tage
All About Rice Rockets
All About Rice Rockets

Let me see if I got this right. Didn't we drop a bomb on this folks and a few years after, they started building better cars, electronics, motorcycles. What the hell was in those bombs? Brains?

Vor 25 Tage
Kirb
Kirb

Youtube When I said I wanted videos about chef Kawasaki this is not what I meant.

Vor 27 Tage
Dom san
Dom san

Can't wait to get my kawasaki.

Vor Monat
micro mario
micro mario

I had/have many supersports but the one i will never sell and always daily ride commute is my full black 06 zx10r The feeling a ninja 10r gives you is so telepathetic and emotional.

Vor Monat
Thomas Smith
Thomas Smith

the Gpz was the name not Z900 i had a Gpz750 i loved that beast!!! the ram air design also was a first!!

Vor Monat
ESSEX GARAGE CONVERSIONS
ESSEX GARAGE CONVERSIONS

Zxr 750 H1 👍

Vor Monat
MegaCountach
MegaCountach

Thanks for the video, enjoyed it!

Vor Monat
likuziak
likuziak

Where is the zx12r please????

Vor Monat
Tommy Gunz, II
Tommy Gunz, II

My first bike was a 2001 ZX6R...I sold it..been wanting another one just like it ever since

Vor Monat
nick f
nick f

Left out the excellent A1 and A7

Vor Monat
how to hack life
how to hack life

Where is zx10r and h2??

Vor Monat
Micah Bullard
Micah Bullard

I saw exactly 1 zx-10 race prepped bike in a few of the track scenes. where are the rest?

Vor 10 Stunden
JonTheChron
JonTheChron

There were many ZX10r in the video incase you missed them..

Vor 4 Tage
Manuel RVS
Manuel RVS

Use your brain,, if the assembly line is poping out '07-'08 models, believe this documentary is made in either 2006 or 2007

Vor 4 Tage
Piotr Piaskowski
Piotr Piaskowski

34:22 just take a look at that flick.

Vor 2 Monate
SAW Enzi
SAW Enzi

Bitch, you ain't even in motogp

Vor 2 Monate
2014 MEC
2014 MEC

Where the h2

Vor 2 Monate
Daniel Sterling
Daniel Sterling

Like on a military tank track like a wheel on a bike used as one wheel for 2 zx10 possible

Vor 2 Monate
Adam Stratford
Adam Stratford

I’m a massive Kawasaki fan had two Zx6r’s and loved them both 💚. But knew nothing about the actual history of Kawasaki.... absolutely awesome 😎

Vor 2 Monate
Renn Rodriguez
Renn Rodriguez

95% oF Everything i Own iS Japanese. My Cars My Motorcycle. My Stereo System.

Vor 2 Monate
Shawn Siam
Shawn Siam

Sure wish they would brimg back the 12r. The bike that brought the gentilmans aggreement about

Vor 2 Monate
KnipexMan
KnipexMan

I've got their Z900 naked sport bike. What an amazing machine!

Vor 2 Monate
علاء ابراهيم
علاء ابراهيم

♥♥♥

Vor 2 Monate
Abdul Mirzazada
Abdul Mirzazada

Varey nice video thank's

Vor 2 Monate
ivan blanton
ivan blanton

Kawasaki makes my nipples hard

Vor 3 Monate
BigBear Boyes
BigBear Boyes

Awesome documentary. Thanks for allowing me to learn so much today 👍🏼

Vor 3 Monate
MegaPoxie
MegaPoxie

No mention of the Z1R which was referred to as the coffin partly due to its deathly power output for the day and partly because of its coffin-shaped fuel tank. The bike, ridden by Graeme Crosby, won most races down here in the South Pacific in the late 70's and a massive part of motorcycling here.

Vor 3 Monate
Eleni Makry
Eleni Makry

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Vor 3 Monate
John Smith
John Smith

Can't argue with that!

Vor 3 Tage
RanGer498
RanGer498

my first kawasaki was a new zx7.. sadly the bike had issues and was at the dealership every other day attempting to fix the same issue (coolant leaking ) for weeks,they gave me every excuse not to replace the bike finally after they so called fixed the issue I was taking a corner one night and the coolant started leaking again ..thus causing me to crash badly...I never purchased another kawasaki again, but I still loved that bike when it worked. ..

Vor 3 Monate
Greg Horn
Greg Horn

I had a GPZ 550 in 1981 and that little bike would out run everything in town including the cops.

Vor 3 Monate
Jeff D
Jeff D

I owned a 1980 KZ1000 LTD for a few years and I loved it.. when it ran. Previous owner neglected it...sat 11 years in his garage with fuel in the tank. Many hours and hundreds of dollars later, I had a fast, reliable bike... original owner made an offer I couldn’t refuse and I sold it back to him. He had it restored, and now it’s sitting in his garage again... with a full tank of gas.. and has been for 7 years. So sad. What a great bike it was for me!

Vor 3 Monate
King Brilliant
King Brilliant

sadly there is no passion or desirability with Kawasaki bikes..they always feel built to price and sterile with appalling residuals...Just no soul. They are also very heavy bikes...of the japanese 4 they are least involving.

Vor 3 Monate
Waylander the Slayer
Waylander the Slayer

If you're gay......

Vor 3 Monate
Phill Mcmullen
Phill Mcmullen

I own a suzuki dirt bike love Harleys want a xr10 ninja

Vor 3 Monate
Marcel E Laviolette
Marcel E Laviolette

One of my favorite bikes i had was a inline 4. twas a KZ 750

Vor 3 Monate
Brad Carroll
Brad Carroll

Why every company but Honda?!?!?!

Vor 3 Monate
Ahmad Saleh
Ahmad Saleh

I just have 150cc two stroke kawasaki, a little engine but I am surprised to its power.

Vor 3 Monate
First name Last name
First name Last name

My god they're efficient

Vor 3 Monate
Steve Mathers
Steve Mathers

Great documentary with some of my favorite people in it. I could literally stay within the confines of the Kawasaki brand and satisfy my moto lust the rest of my life.

Vor 3 Monate
tomhernonjr
tomhernonjr

My son is an engineer in R&D.. they build all kinds of motors for lawn mowers, snow blowers and all kinds of other cool stuff1

Vor 3 Monate
Hugh Jaanus
Hugh Jaanus

@ 0:35 "hunnurd and seventy miles an hour" English lessons........

Vor 3 Monate
Desert Brewcrew
Desert Brewcrew

I raced off road and motocross from 89-96 and just fell in love with the KXs. Large footpegs, incredible suspension and a great bottom to mid torque engine gave me and others lots of confidence to go even faster.

Vor 3 Monate
Waqar Ahmad
Waqar Ahmad

I Personally like Kawasaki since the ZX14R came out and Now since the 2015 H2R is another level with 300 HP, Wow its Mind Blowing,its same Horsepower they were used in MTT Y2K TURBINE Bike in 2004.

Vor 3 Monate
Hans de Groot
Hans de Groot

ahh. nothing beats a gpz 550 :P

Vor 3 Monate
Johnny Bgood
Johnny Bgood

James Stewart went 24-0 on kaw 450

Vor 3 Monate
wayne erunski
wayne erunski

I still think the 70's Kawasaki's were the best looking,the KZ line and the triples like I had,a 250 in 74,sold it in 79 for $100.00.

Vor 3 Monate
austinado16
austinado16

My first bike was a '76 KZ400. My buddy had an H3 400 Triple . We had a lot of fun riding together. I restored and sold the KZ400 because the frame shimmy at speeds above 65 was incredibly dangerous. Someone below mentioned the upper cylinder leaks from the KZ400. Yep. The legs of my riding suit were always stained with oil. Funny how they didn't mention how dangerous the 750 and 500 triples were because of their marginal drum front brakes. All that engineering into speed, and frames that shimmied like crazy, and brakes that couldn't stop the machine......oops. In 1990 I purchased a red, white, and blue '86 Ninja zX600R and still love it. They were worth nothing back then, because the world had moved on, and most had been crashed. Now they've become a cult bike, and when people see mine, they flip. 450lbs, 50mpg, 69hp at the wheel, and a top speed of 135, but just and absolute joy to own and ride.

Vor 3 Monate
Phil Gardener
Phil Gardener

Not one mention of the ZX12R and the rivalry between the Suzuki Hayabusa, big mistake not including this in the history brand, when they talked about Ram Air I thought this is when they'll mention the mighty Zx12.................. not a word!!!!!

Vor 3 Monate
Richard
Richard

I Love my Z900!

Vor 4 Monate
Michael Stewart
Michael Stewart

kz 1000 and 1300 badass racers on the streets of Philadelphia Ricky gadsen 13 yrs old setting people down on modded kz 1300

Vor 4 Monate
Michael Stewart
Michael Stewart

kawi is the bike in the Stewart family since 1974 kz 400 650 900 zx6 zx10r kz 750 kawi life it spans the generations🐲🐲🐲🐲🐲🐲🐼🐼🐼🐼🐼🐼

Vor 4 Monate
Dennis Gaffney
Dennis Gaffney

Nestle supports slave labor

Vor 4 Monate
Waylander the Slayer
Waylander the Slayer

#randomshit

Vor 3 Monate
Den E V
Den E V

Far away from a full documentary. Looks like they only build bikes for the US, and that they build only race models. One side docu ...

Vor 4 Monate
brynwhit
brynwhit

Nothing talked about from the 80s? Sure they weren’t milestones but the frames alone show better engineering than their counterparts.

Vor 4 Monate
Q'ben Al Zaeen
Q'ben Al Zaeen

GPz900R was launched in 1984 not 1980... D'oh!

Vor 4 Monate
Kawy Thowy
Kawy Thowy

Rice is nice!! I’d own ONE motorcycle ☝️....a 1977 Kawasaki KZ 1000. And I love my bike!! I don’t even want anything else new or old. I DO NOT get the Harley thing at all. Sounds like a lawnmower. It’s basically a hyped Briggs and Stratton engine. And they are UGLY!! Love my jap bike!!

Vor 4 Monate
Andrew Overton
Andrew Overton

Hardly Movinsons - 19th century technology at 21st century prices

Vor 17 Tage
Brad Carroll
Brad Carroll

Greg Myers you could tell them to get fucked at any red light, or any part of a road.

Vor 3 Monate
Greg Myers
Greg Myers

Go to biker bar and say that to a 1 percenter's face. Let me know how it goes. Text me from the ER

Vor 3 Monate
Speed Daddy
Speed Daddy

Our 2000 ZX9R in "Kaw" lime green is sooo sweet to ride. It's mostly stock, with full Muzzy's exhaust, FOX air shock, Metzeler M1's (frt) M3's (rr) & geared down. Accelerates and handles like a dream. It's garage candy too. Heck, with 22000 mls on the clock, it's a show bike.

Vor 4 Monate
lallan topz
lallan topz

@46:00 well said.its like almost bickering that the Japanese are better in reliability, engineering and pricing over the so called problem childs of European bikes.

Vor 4 Monate
Bigwoo
Bigwoo

Dont forget the world touring KLR650 still alive and well, still carborated.

Vor 4 Monate
Tomàš Molnár
Tomàš Molnár

that thing cant be killed but if you somehow manage to brake it all you need is a screwdriver

Vor 2 Monate
Bigwoo
Bigwoo

Can u imagine how many American boys got killed riding the things, my cousin wiped out on kawasaki kz500 that was fast as hell. he lived but a bit jacked up for life.

Vor 4 Monate
Michael Webb
Michael Webb

They should bring back the Eliminator using the ZX 1400 engine.

Vor 4 Monate
Everything CM
Everything CM

Japanese , engineering perfection

Vor 4 Monate
tangled Line
tangled Line

I remember back in the day..."Dem Neeenjas"

Vor 4 Monate
Jerry Adams
Jerry Adams

I grew up on motorcycles and Kawasaki's in 1969-1973. I loved the speed but the handling was terrible even in it's day. Yes cruder than Honda and Yamaha but much more exciting to a teenager. My first Kawasaki was a 1970 A7 Avenger with about 40 horsepower, my last Kawasaki was a 2013 ZX1400R modified to produce 200 horsepower. Until this day the most exciting bike I have ridden was the 1972 Kawasaki 750 H2. Rode the Zx1400R at over 190 MPH but the 1972 H2 is the only one to make my knees shake.

Vor 4 Monate
ray Nic
ray Nic

I hear you bro, my older brother came home from college with an H2 and scared the crap out of me. It felt like you were getting on a test bed, It rattled, shaked and went like a bat out of hell, exhilarating! It reminded me of the star trek movie when they invent the first warp drive rocket, shake rattle and roll...holy shiiiit...

Vor 17 Tage
zombiekillar1234
zombiekillar1234

Pretty neat seeing them build the '07-'08 model zx6r, being that I own one and am currently replacing the engine on it lol

Vor 5 Monate
LdoeRambo Gee
LdoeRambo Gee

Agreed Kawasaki ninja is an amazing motorbike and i wont say a bad thing about them, I had a go on a triumpth 600 tt recently and omg was i mightly impressed with it, just as fast as an 1100 ninja and some.

Vor 5 Monate
James Ashley
James Ashley

When I was a kid I remember other saying that a ninja motorcycle could cut a car in half if u did it just right...anyone else ever hear that???

Vor 5 Monate
Diego Zambrano
Diego Zambrano

"Me playing my Xbox as a kid" Mom: Turn off the Nintendo and come eat! "Me riding a Yamaha R3" Mom: Get off the dam ninja and get home!

Vor 5 Monate
Selcuk Yılmaz
Selcuk Yılmaz

Kawasaki 💚🖤

Vor 5 Monate
Carbon Crank
Carbon Crank

.I have problems with this from the start. First off they ignore the Mach IV 750. I had a Mach III and then a Mach IV The Mach IV was better in every way. It was the first factory production motorcycle to go sub 12 seconds in a quarter mile. I remember the National Record in Factory stock at the time was 11.81 by July 1972. I raced mine and kept getting beat by the guy that held the National Record, Pete Grasselli. (Pistol Pete consistently cut the best light, I just now read that Pete died July 25th.2018. :*( Pete was a unique cat and a terrific musician as well has a hard man on the race track. I just shed a tear. Here's his obit. http://tinyurl.com/y74rkymq) I was consistently in the 12-12.1 range and had two 11.98's. on a bike I rode to National Trail Raceway. Now, I know that's not super fast by today's standards but after the Mach IV broke 12 seconds in 1972 no other factory production motorcycle broke 12 seconds for 6 years. Including the vaulted Z1. And when they say the Z1 would do a hundred and twenty-five miles an hour that just means because it was geared for acceleration. I remeber them as 130+. The engine would pull Redline in high gear.. Well, guess what other bike would do that. The Mach IV. It ran out of RPMs at 125 miles an hour. If you wanted to go faster on top end all you had to do was regear it. I met a guy in New Mexico that went up one tooth on the counter sprocket and the bike would do a hundred 135 miles an hour and still pull Red Line. That means he would go faster by going down another tooth at the rear, bu then you're messing with chair length, and they had endles chains. Kawasaki took to stock Z-1's to Daytona in 1973, re-geared them and set records at 10 MI, 50 MI, and 100 miles at 140 miles an hour. Then they took the Box stock geared bikes and ran them for 24 hours at a 108 MPH average. All through the effort, they had to tell the riders to slow down because they were running 125 laps when the engineers wanted to run 120 because of long-run Tire heating problems. Just like the Mach IV the Z1 came with an endless chain which meant that in order to change the chain you had to pull the swing arm. Since they knew they were going to have to change tires in the 24-hour attempt they put master link chains on them and sure enough one of them broke a chain about 4 am. FIA rules for a 24 hour run meant that you had to go to the Vehicle and fix it where it was, about a quarter mile from pit entrance in the dark with floodlights that they brought on a pickup truck that cut into their overall average of the one bike but they both broke the existing world record. Mach IV would do 125 miles an hour in less 3/8 of a mile (109 in the quarter-mile traps) The Z1 would do a hundred 25 without breaking a sweat, easily did 140 regeared. To find the true top speed you keep lowering final drive ratio until you start falling a few hundred revs below the red line. In 73 Cycle World magazine included a 72 Mach IV in a comparison test with all of the other 73 model competitors from Norton Commando, the Honda 750, Ducati, the Triumph Trident the Kawasaki Z1. and the truly pathetic 73 Harley Davidson Sportster 1000. the Kawasaki H1 Mach III had been revolutionary, the Mach IV was evolutionary. The H2 as you should expect had the best E.T and was only beaten in quarter mile trap speed by .4 miles an hour only by the Kawasaki Z1. Then surprisingly it stopped faster than all of the other bikes, made the most horsepower, a smidgen more than the Z1 the, and had a much higher horsepower per pound number. the biggest surprise came on the closed circuit when the h2, Mach IV, with its undeserved bad reputation regarding handling, was tied for first place to the hundredth of a second with its newer Big Brother the Z1 taking the best of 10 laps around at pace. The other bikes weren't really even very close and the Harley was pathetic and every category. And then when you figured in the cost of the bike the H2 came out on top by a wide margin. The Z1 was the second-place bike in the competition but it sold for 2 Grand whereas the H2 Mach 4 sold for a mere $1,400. I recall I paid 1260 for mine. The 72 Mach IV may have been an evolution of the revolutionary Mach III, but it's Mach IV that broke the 12-second barrier, and no factory production bike did that until 1978. I'm instulted they didn't even mention the first sub 12 superbike.

Vor 5 Monate
Manuel RVS
Manuel RVS

You should make your own doc 👌

Vor 4 Tage
Tim TM
Tim TM

Well damn

Vor 27 Tage
ask steevies
ask steevies

Unfuckinbelieveable

Vor 5 Monate
Pinoy Avenger
Pinoy Avenger

That's why the older models are better since they are really manufactured in Japan and not outsourced anywhere else.

Vor 5 Monate
Matteo Dal Col
Matteo Dal Col

I love and miss my 2001 kx 125 great bikes whould love a super sport

Vor 5 Monate
Gravja
Gravja

Is commander Riker narrating this?

Vor 5 Monate
Kris Schobben
Kris Schobben

What did this guy just say?? Sport bikes are ninja's? Especially if they're Kawasaki? Well maybe cops in the US call them Ninja's ... not over here in Europe. Cops over here tend to know the different types and brands of sport bikes ... as far as I know. Espacialy Highway Police. These guys are petrol heads too.

Vor 5 Monate
Tempest and a Computer
Tempest and a Computer

Get over it, he was being hyperbolic.

Vor Monat
Dennis Nilsson
Dennis Nilsson

I dont get it??? My bike is the most famous of the topspeedbikes and was made 2000, the ZX12R was the fastest production bike ever made, after that they have cut the engine to max 300km/h, my bike do the 350km/h mark anyday. This cant be the Kawasaki prodution of there "History"!!!

Vor 5 Monate
Roland Keith
Roland Keith

Awesome video well put together.

Vor 6 Monate
Rata 4U
Rata 4U

The service intervals make these bikes very expensive to maintain. Even Ducati has valve adjustments intervals that are more reasonable. I sold mine and now ride a new cbr600rr.

Vor 6 Monate
Nishaan Gill
Nishaan Gill

Goosebumps.

Vor 6 Monate
Bill Wood
Bill Wood

Z-1 a fantastic bike,but it wasn't 100hp,more like 82hp.

Vor 6 Monate
john jay
john jay

*SOMEBODY MUST BUILD A STRAIGHT SIX MOTORCYCLE,LIKE HONDA DID WITH CBX 1050!*

Vor 6 Monate
Waylander the Slayer
Waylander the Slayer

Kawasaki did, the Z1300.....

Vor 3 Monate
john jay
john jay

@Repeat Offender *you could be right,but many like an engine that sounds GREAT not just "ok" and performs very good! maybe that's why I drive daily an 1990 BMW E34 520i M20B20 straight six engine! it sounds like nothing else on the road at 5000-6000 rpm! everyone and anyone who hears it rev like that LOVES IT! it's the same with motorcycle engines and many bikers!*

Vor 3 Monate
nineball26
nineball26

Kawasaki makes a load of stuff even sawsalls, everything... however for me they blew it int he sportbike division with that goofy chassis, I'll stick with Suzuki and change my plugs with a simply flip of the tank, don't have to pull the front end off to work on your bike.. do like me some Kawi 2 stroke tho... oh boy

Vor 6 Monate
XeroFailGames
XeroFailGames

Not all kawis have it like that.....my zx7 all i have ro do is lift the tank too

Vor 4 Monate
David Newton
David Newton

cant believe they left out the ZX12R in this video and the zxr750 that was the first KHI bike to win WSBK ??

Vor 6 Monate
waynester71
waynester71

Kawasaki and Ducati, my 2 fave bike builders... my first fast Kawasaki that left an indelible mark on me was the KR-1 250 I bought back in 1989.. loved that bike!

Vor 6 Monate
Z1000Jeff
Z1000Jeff

ZX11 the first ram air motorcycle in the world ? Oh aye ... is that right ? What about the Suzuki 2-stroke triples from the mid 70s ?

Vor 6 Monate
John Smith
John Smith

+anthony bell yep. That is correct

Vor 3 Tage
anthony bell
anthony bell

Suzuki's ram air was a cowling bolted to the cylinder head to direct air flow across the top of the engine for cooling, not to pressurise the airbox for more power as in Kawasaki's ram air.

Vor 3 Monate

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