Young riders finding their independence decades ago on something that would go onto symbolize fun in its own eye-catching way is always a great story to bring our readers.
Much has been written in the pages of Clutch and Chrome about Kawasaki’s amazing history and revolutionary moments over the fifty years the motorcycle company has been in the United States.
Motorcycles dominated the small screen with Discovery’s three part ‘Harley and the Davidsons’, but how much of the story was fact and what was ‘dramatized’?
If motorcycle enthusiasts feel the hairs rising on the back of their biker necks, it could have something to do with two-wheeled history being made. Essentially, it’s a case of legends creating legends.
A sign of a motorcycle manufacturer’s impact on our two wheeled world is just how many well-known models are etched on the minds of riders. Boasting Ninja, Z1 and the Vulcan Kawasaki’s history is rich with such names.
Flipping through the pages of motorcycle history, riders have to go back a few chapters to find a time before the famous moniker of ‘Ninja’ would become a term for a performance ride.
The evolution of motorcycles goes beyond technology or features. With that thought, Clutch and Chrome looks back at an era of Kawasaki’s two-wheeled advertising that tempted riders of days gone by.
With an internal code name of ‘New York Steak’ while being developed, Kawasaki’s legendary Z1 would go onto sizzle its way into motorcycle history.
For half a century, Japanese motorcycle manufacturer Kawasaki has enjoyed bringing is two-wheeled creations to the United States. This would include the legendary H1.
Having their faithful rides digitized is quickly becoming a hallmark for famous motorcycle names as British Customs archives the two-wheeled past. Skip Van Leeuwen earns the latest honor.