The Real Green Party...

Classic Motorcycle Mechanics - - FRONT PAGE - Ber­tie Sim­monds

There are quite a few cool Kwaks com­ing up in the next few is­sues of CMM. This month we fo­cus on just how Kawasaki chose the Lime Green colour scheme that’s been such a part of its his­tory in motorcycling. I mean, could you imag­ine Ed­die Law­son win­ning the AMA se­ries in the early 1980s in any other colour? Or Scott Rus­sell tak­ing the 1993 World Su­per­bike ti­tle on a Fire­cracker Red ZXR750? It’s amaz­ing how the colour is syn­ony­mous with the man­u­fac­turer. In this is­sue we have a buyer’s guide on the KH400, a tid­dler trailie F6 and also find out where the name ‘Ninja’ came from. We know it from the shad­owy Ja­panese as­sas­sins of the same name, but how come it em­bla­zoned the flanks of Kawasaki’s finest? We also look at Rob Muzzy – a man who helped Ber­tie Sim­monds Law­son to those ti­tles and gave us the Ed­die Law­son Replica that fea­tures in the next is­sue of CMM. In fact, this – al­lied with the poor show­ing of the Green Party it­self in re­cent weeks (they hate us rid­ing big, old bikes) has prompted me to stand for Par­lia­ment! So, here fol­lows a party po­lit­i­cal broad­cast on be­half of The Real Green Party. Ladies and gen­tle­men of the vot­ing public fair isle, please read the party man­i­festo from my key shadow cabi­net mem­bers, the gen­tle­men be­low, and de­cide on how we can make Bri­tain a bet­ter bik­ing place, while rid­ing our favourite Kawasakis. I’m sure we can trust in your vote! Jon Bent­man

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