The owner of this example has “collected and restored quite a few” CR900s over the years, and he’s offering this example after recently completing what he calls a “nut and bolt restoration”.
Based on Kawasaki’s iconic Z1, the Rickman CR900 was one of the ultimate cafe racers of the time. Take a powerful Japanese motor and surround it with a nickel plated frame that allowed for much better handling from the factory, and you got one of the coolest period bikes around.
It’s worth clicking on the link at the bottom of this post for the listing because the seller does a nice job of detailing his history with the machine. In his words, he “built this bike to emulate the way it was done in the day”, which means “being the fastest, coolest, most outrageous rider in your entourage.” With that said, his goal was to pack in some period-correct performance upgrades like Yoshimura cams, Mikuni 29mm carbs with velocity stacks, Dyna ignition, Koni shocks, Cibie headlight, and the Kerker 4-1 exhaust. The slight deviations from originality include the paint color, which is “closer to the classic Kawasaki Green than the yellowish lime color of the original FRP”. The frame is original, the tank has been Caswell sealed, the wheels were re-laced by Buchanan’s, and there’s several reproduction parts like the brake lines and brake/clutch cables. Impressively, the seller has the “original package of 10 pairs of swingarm pivot adjusters”.
Find this Rickman Kawasaki for sale in Atlanta, Georgia with a BIN of $20,000 or best offer