‘The Way We Were’ special!
of you back in the We love getting your nostalgic snaps so many big day with your steed! And we’ve had do a special spread. Kawasaki Zed ones we figured we’d owners, etc… pull So come on X7 owners, Powervalve at bsimmonds@your fingers out! Either send to me page. C’mon! mortons.co.uk or via our vibrant Facebook
Mark ‘Pigford’ Ponsford has had more than his fair share of Zeds. He says: “I got my first Kawasaki Z900A4 back in the early 1980s – I swapped it for a very clean T140V… Back then there was no ebay or mobile phones, so I’d arranged to meet the bloke mid-way between us both at Fleet Services on the M3. We checked each other’s bikes out and did a straight swap, there and then! What could possibly go wrong? The attached photos show my old girlfriend and her mum (the nurse) on the Z900 in my parents’ back garden. Since then I’ve had a couple of dozen Z900/Z1000S and more recently a Harris which I sold to buy my current, green Z900A4 in green!” which We've teamed up with The Hobby Company the UK to give our favourite distributes Tamiya plastic motorcycle kits in in miniature. So, send in restoration one of its amazing motorcycles the chance to indulge in a your pictures of your bikes and you could win Remember to send your name miniature motorcycle restoration of your own. where to post the kit. and address on each submission so we know Early 1980s and Roy Tucker is captured in a classic Polaroid messing about on the beach on his Kawasaki Z1B. With the 80s bringing a new era of superbike, older Z models could be picked up for reasonable money, from memory Roy can remember paying £1100 for this one! Here’s one from the Scott Redmond archives: “This is my dad on his Z1R in 1978. I can clearly remember sitting on this bike and making ‘brum-brum’ noises when my dad was at work. Having been a regular British bike rider, my dad wasn’t ready to trust electric starts. The Z1R came with a crude ‘get you home’ kick-starter under the seat, my dad wasn’t too keen so fitted a nice chrome kicker!”