Kwacker Kol­lec­tion

Eight­ies icons tucked away in ru­ral Ox­ford­shire

Practical Sportsbikes (UK) - - News -

WHEN PS turned up to bor­row a Yamaha R6 from Hugh­en­den M40 for this month’s Head-to-head (see p70), show­room man­ager Steve Lox­ton showed us some pris­tine Gpzs and GPZS.

“The boss, Rob, likes bikes from the Ps-era, es­pe­cially Kawasakis,” says Steve. “We’ve been sell­ing bikes from this shop since the mid-’70s. We’ve got a con­nec­tion with these bikes.”

In­cluded in the mint 1980s clas­sics are a GPZ750, two Z750 Tur­bos, a GPZ900R, GPZ1000RX and a GPX750R. They’re book-ended by a Z1300 and, at the other end of the scale, a lovely KH250. Most are un­der 10,000 miles, with no more than two own­ers.

But the clas­sics cor­ner of the shop isn’t just lim­ited to Kawasakis: there’s a 1994 Honda CB1000 Big One, a CB900F from 1981 and a pair of glit­ter­ing late ’70s Suzuki GT750S. There’s even a 1981 Yamaha XS650SE.

The Kawasakis are only re­luc­tantly for sale. But, says Steve, “We’re al­ways open to of­fers.” Three bikes he def­i­nitely does have on the fore­court ready for pur­chase are a 1997 CBR600F-V, a mint Kawasaki 1992 ZXR750K1 and a rare Mo­tor­sport-coloured 1978 BMW R100RS – orig­i­nally sold by the shop back in 1978.


Z750 Turbo a pearl, two nice Ket­tles too

Tidy GPX750R could be yours

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