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Three ab­so­lute beauties: su­per­charged Kawasaki Z900RS, mint RG500, oddly lovely XS850

Gianni Olivieri has a col­lec­tion of big RGS and RDS in var­i­ous lev­els of up­grade, but his home-built nod to Kenny Ju­nior’s RGV500, built around a VJ22 chas­sis with RGV bar­rels on RG500 cases, is the stand-out. “It’s not been dyno’d but I reckon it makes 120-130bhp,” Gianni told PS. “On track at Varano de Me­la­gari we saw 235kph (146mph) at 11,000rpm and it hadn’t reached the lim­iter. It pulls like a lo­co­mo­tive.”

Never any short­age of palm trees in your PS

Not en­tirely sure about the blue cans, but the rest of is pretty much bob-on

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