Post Sale Update: After 25 bids on eBay, this Kawasaki KZ700 sold for $1,925.
The Kawasaki KZ700 was a one year only bike built to get around a tax on imported bikes with a displacement of 750cc or greater, designed to help Harley Davidson. Different manufacturers got around the tariff in their own ways – Honda sold 700cc Interceptors and even built a plan in Ohio just so they could build their bigger bikes in the US.
The KZ700 had a few advantages over its main competitor of the time (the Honda CB750), mainly triple disc brakes, as well as a gas gauge and a little storage section underneath the seat. The bright colored stripes against a black canvas are delightfully 80s to our eyes.
This specific Kawasaki KZ700 has covered just 18,000 miles, and the seller claims it runs great. With a recent service and a 4 into 1 Kerker exhaust that must sound incredible, this rare bike is ready to enjoy.
Find this Kawasaki KZ700 for sale here on eBay with bidding at just $177.50 and the reserve not yet met in Lowell, Massachusetts.