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Kawasaki Z1-R (1978)

During the ’70s and ’80s, many of my father’s friends were keen motorcyclists. Consequently, a number of interesting machines came to my teenage attention. One that left a particularly deep impression was the Kawasaki Z1-R. Immediately and obviously different to its predecessors and peers, I clearly recall being struck by its appearance which, for the time (1978), was distinctly exotic. Continue reading

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Suzuki Vintage Parts Service

Motorcycle manufacturers, it can be argued, have a duty to their own heritage and to play an active role in supporting owners of their older products by manufacturing spare parts for motorcycles that are out of production. Whilst all manufacturers undoubtedly do this to a degree, Suzuki is making greater mileage out of it with the creation of the Suzuki Vintage Parts Service. Continue reading