View Post

AHRMA Racer – 1981 Kawasaki GPz550

In Japan, Race by AbhiLeave a Comment

In this article for Motorcyclist magazine, Mitch Boehm said, “fast, sexy, and nimble, the GPz…catapulted Kawasaki into the leadership position for middleweight streetbikes.” Here’s one that takes the leadership position literally as it’s won several AHRMA races over the years.

View Post

Unrestricted – 1991 Suzuki RGV250

In Japan, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Sale Update: This RGV250 sold for $10,200 after 16 bids on eBay in Mechanicsville, Virginia. When Suzuki introduced the RGV250, it was a revelation. MCN put it thusly: “back in the day 250cc race replicas were the sharpest handling, most frenzied, maddest things you could buy on two wheels. Nowadays the RGV250 is a modern classic and is probably …

View Post

1996 Kawasaki Ninja 600

In Japan, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Sale Update: This Ninja sold for the BIN of $3,950 on eBay in Vernon-Rockville, Connecticut. It might have been the mid 90s, but Kawasaki’s Ninja 600 was still looking like a monument to the 80s – especially with liveries like this one.

View Post

1.5 Miles – 2001 Kawasaki KLR250

In Dual-Sport, Japan, Less than 5k by AbhiLeave a Comment

In 1984, Kawasaki debuted a pair of new dual-sport models that quickly proved to be major hits with the motorcycling world. The larger of the models was the KLR600, which was bumped up to 650ccs, where it remains to this day as one of Kawa’s best-selling models, and (as of 2015) the best-selling dual-sport period. The smaller of the two …

View Post

No Reserve – 1976 Kawasaki KZ900

In Japan, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Sale Update: This KZ sold for $11,603 after 25 bids on eBay in Columbia, South Carolina. The successor to the Z1, Kawasaki’s KZ900 was sold as a reliable big bike that could tour or go fast maybe even doing both at the same time! Here’s one that’s guaranteed to sell as it’s being offered with no reserve.

View Post

Rare In The US – 197x Kawasaki W3 650

In Japan, Less than 5k, Standard by AbhiLeave a Comment

While variants of the W1 and W2 were sold in North America, the final W model (the W3) never officially made it across the Pacific. It was also known as the RS650, and it featured upgraded suspension, minor cosmetic tweaks, and standard dual disc front brakes during its ’73-’74 production run. In fact, it was the first Kawasaki to feature …

View Post

2004 Honda NSR50R

In Japan, Race, Small Displacement by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Sale Update: This NSR50R sold for $5,243 on Iconic Motorbike Auctions in Santa Monica, California. The NSR50 was in Honda’s lineup for decades before they blessed the USA with a chance to officially try it for ourselves in 2004. Before that year, Americans had to either order one directly from HRC (Honda Racing Corporation) or try to import one …

View Post

1983 Suzuki GR650D Tempter

In Japan, Less than 5k, Standard by AbhiLeave a Comment

This Suzuki is rarely seen in the US as it was only offered here in ’83 and ’84. In other markets it was called the GR650 (and available until ’89), for some reason it was called the Tempter in America. It’s a fairly straightforward UJM but it featured one interesting innovation: a ‘dual-stage’ flywheel with an centrifugal clutch that would …

View Post

422 Miles – 2020 Suzuki Katana

In Japan, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Listing Update: This Katana did not get any action at the BIN of $9,999. I enjoyed my time with the new Suzuki Katana (did you see my First Ride Review), though I had serious reservations about the fuel range and the price. The range might be tough to fix, but here’s a barely-used example that you can pick up …