1969 Kawasaki C2TR

In Dual-Sport, Japan, Less than 5k by Mathieu Guyot-SionnestLeave a Comment

Post Sale Update: This C2TR sold for the BIN of $2,650.

Nowadays with “dual-purpose” bikes we see imposing bikes with high-power engines, but this was not the case a few decades ago. Indeed, the image of dual-purpose bikes changed in 1984 with the release of the R80G/S, first all-road bike with such a big engine. Before that, these kinds of bikes had much smaller engines as the main factor of performance was weight instead of power. A great example of a ’60s dual sport is the Kawasaki C2TR, which was released in 1968.

The C2TR featured a 115cc two-stroke single cylinder engine that produced 11.5hp at 7500rpm. Carbureted by a 18mm Mikuni, the 180 pound bike topped out at about 60mph. More importantly, she excelled at her job of being dual-purpose. Indeed, the C2TR was reliable and sufficiently powerful, which is why it was used as a patrol bike at Saddleback Park, an off-road motorcycle area in Southern California. On the other hand, the bike featured lots of chrome pieces and an attractive design to make it at home in the city. To get more information about the C2TR, please read a 1968 Cycle World review hosted on Ye Olde Cycle Shoppe.

The bike (VIN: C2103453) presented here is in good original condition showing about 4.5k miles. It features a new battery, new bulbs and a new rear tire with a new tube. Everything is claimed to be working well.

Find this Kawasaki C2TR in Daytona Beach, Florida with a BIN of $2,650