1972 Kawasaki 250 with Champion Frame

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Post Sale Update: This Kawi sold for $3,900 after 54 bids on eBay in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

11-23-20 Update: Six years later, this bike is back up for sale. Looks like after it didn’t sell the first time, it went on loan to the Route 66 Vintage Iron motorcycle museum in Oklahoma.

This bike pairs a F81M (Green Streak) 250cc two-stroke motor with a Champion flat track frame. The seller said that it was given a “preservation restoration” and that it’s 99% complete. The build also includes a Champion gas tank + seat, as well as a Betor front end and a rear wheel disc brake that was Gary’s own design.

This Kawasaki has not run since it was loaned to the museum six years ago so it will need a little bit of work. Find it Kawi for sale in Tulsa, Oklahoma with bidding up to $3,433 here on eBay.

Original post from September 2014:
Champion racing frames were built in the late sixties and early seventies by Doug Schwerma of Hayward, California. Their frames were sought after in the flat track community and were used by riders like Kenny Roberts, Steve Baker, Don Vesco, and more. Here’s a Champion frame surrounding a Kawasaki 250 engine that was apparently used as a practice bike for the one and only Gary Nixon. It’s enjoyed a “preservation restoration” and is 99% complete. It seems the only problem is intermittent spark. Find this Champion Kawasaki for sale here at East Coast Vintage for $4,950.

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