c.1978 Kawasaki Z650 B2 Frame no. KZ650B 039584 Engine no. KZ650BE 081889
Lot 369
c.1978 Kawasaki Z650 B2
Registration no. AUE 669S Frame no. KZ650B 039584 Engine no. KZ650BE 081889
Sold for £977 (US$ 1,664) inc. premium
Lot Details
c.1978 Kawasaki Z650 B2
Registration no. AUE 669S
Frame no. KZ650B 039584
Engine no. KZ650BE 081889
Having emphatically established its performance credentials with the Mach III two-stroke triple, Kawasaki went on to ace the opposition again with the awe-inspiring Z1. Launched in 1972, the 'Big Zed' spawned a range of smaller fours, the first of which was the Z650. Effectively a Z1 in miniature, the Z650 was one of the most capable Japanese sports bikes of the 1970s. Along with the contemporary Suzuki GS750, the Z650 helped dispel the myth that big Japanese bikes didn't handle, its sturdy duplex loop frame inspiring confidence in a manner quite unlike those of its predecessors. This example was imported from Belgium and first registered in the UK in 2000. Last taxed for the road in 2007 and not run for 18 months, it will require re-commissioning and the customary safety checks before returning to the road. The machine comes Swansea V5C document and is sold strictly as viewed. No reserve.
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