RETRO KAWASAKIS & SUZUKIS COMING!
By the time you read this, the covers will be off a new Kawasaki retro-inspired machine. This will be a bike that draws massive amounts of inspiration from the early 1970s 900cc Z1: one of the most iconic sportbikes in Kawasaki’s back catalogue. Yes, Kawasaki has done this before with the early 1990s Zephyr range, powered by the GT range of motors but from what we can see it looks good and presumably will be powered by the Z900 motor with the appropriate ‘finning’ to make it look like an air-cooled machine. Suzuki meanwhile is using its excellent small middleweight – the SV650 – as the basis for something funky. Last year the company revealed a lovely Rally concept which we loved. Well, this is the basis for the Suzuki SV650X which (again) is a concept only, but if we want it…
Suzuki’s SV650X follows on from previous Rally (inset).
Jap mag Young Machine shows the Z900RS.