Kawasaki Ze­phyr 750 (1992-1998)

Motorcycle News (UK) - - Garage -

Kawasaki’s im­mor­tal DOHC air-cooled 750 in a twin-shock road­ster with styling that echoed the old Z1 and Z650. Wasn’t wildly pop­u­lar when new, but the retro boom means it re­ally is in de­mand now, es­pe­cially the late mod­els with wire wheels and Z1 colours. The en­gine is as tough as any­thing, and only the valve shim-un­der-bucket ad­just­ment is time- con­sum­ing. Top whack is 120mph, it’ll do 45-50mpg even when thrashed, han­dles very well, and takes de­cent tyres. Be­ware win­ter acres of chrome means a lot of pol­ish­ing and wax­ing.

What you’ll pay now £1200-£2500 But should you? Ab­so­lutely, es­pe­cially the Z1-looka­like ver­sion, which is ap­pre­ci­at­ing nicely.

Chrome-cov­ered Ze­phyr is a retro retro

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