16-page – PDF Download – supplement from 2011.
Although a relative late-comer to the motorcycle party, Kawasaki’s roots stretch all the way back to 1878 and the opening of its first shipyard. Between that far distant date and the first motorcycles being produced Kawasaki has built everything from ships to planes and submarines.
But we know the name best for the exciting, in your face motorcycles that have been produced since the 1960s. Some manufacturers have a heritage of quality, others reliability. Kawasaki has always been a brand that has been associated with excitement. From the frenetic two-stroke triples through the seminal Z1 900 of 1972 to the fastest production motorcycle title holding ZZ-R1100 … who can catch a Kawasaki?