Start your search for our archives

History of Kawasaki

As is the case with the history of many other companies, Motorcycles, Kawasaki, history started in very different lines. While in 1949 the production of engines, which are intended for use by motorcycles, the first wheel will not appear until 1954. Historically, the company is in heavy industry, including production of aircraft, ships and trains.

The company's prior two stroke 60cc and 250cc and a150cc four-fold, respectively, using German technology. Kawasaki and BMW had a close relationship, stemming from his time as a builder of aircraft. Meihatsu, a subsidiary of Kawasaki aircraft, and his full name on the first bike from the company. During this time, the failed attempt in the bike industry, Fuji Rabbit and the Mitsubishi Silver Penguin also had a strong resistance.

In 1960, the company has signed an agreement with an old bike in Japan, Meguro Motorcycles, whose wealth was a major manufacturer of motorcycles, since its birth in 1937. Once again considered as "king and a high of four engines, Meguro, despite the influence of Great Britain with disastrous consequences. In 1962, his name was.

First, low-power machines, Kawasaki, with the knowledge of Meguro, their attention to large wheels, and in 1966 produced a W1, and 650cc, that the car was heavier and slower than their competitors, and therefore have only limited success . Lighter versions are in the path of the samurai 250cc and 350cc A7 Avenger, but these machines are not citizens.

In 1969, Kawasaki, to do everything right, and the introduction of 500cc H1-kick started the company a reputation for quality, high performance machines. Kleinere Versionen wurden veröffentlicht, die 250cc und 350cc von S1. A 748cc H2 in 1972 and remained in production until the mid 70-ies, when the law said that the curtain for the project.

Introduction to the Z1 in 1973, was an important milestone on the Kawasaki. First, of its intention to start a 750cc engine, which is ultimately the 903cc engine, saw his Honda CB750 open. In Z1, with great work and good price, it was an immediate success and soon became the Z900, Z1000, with the following hot on their heels.

In 1984, the introduction of GPz900r caused a sensation. This is consistent with the development of corporate liquid-cooled, DOHC, 16 valve, four cylinder. The power unit combined with a lightweight, compact housing will result in the first 400 meters of his journey in a little more than ten seconds and a half. He had a speed of 250 km / h and took the title of "world's fastest bikes. He also named Bike of the Year "in 1984.

1984 was also the first introduction of Kawasaki cruisers, the Vulcan 750, while the 900cc eliminator came a year later, with engine GPz900r. In CS250 (Casual Sports) appeared in the same year, with a liquid cooled, DOHC, single-cylinder engine.

During the90's, Japanese manufacturers of motorcycles in a major competition in Superbike, and contribute to the 1052cc Kawasaki ZZR-1100, a motorcycle, which is still the fastest production bike in the next five years. Their power, combined with a strong frame and good suspension, is a popular tourist machine. In 2002, the ZZR-1200, which improved handling. A ZZR-600, and in the fight.

In 2002, the Ninja ZX-12R with an alloy of aluminum monocoque and a valve in line 16, four-cylinder engine.

In 2003, 638cc, ZX-6R to replace the 1995 version. This machine has been completely changed all of the bike must be quick, fast and aggressive. In the Z1000 was designed as a racer this year. Apparently, Kawasaki was on a tree.

His motorbike was a relatively short history, but Kawasaki has been done more than that, some manufacturers, in a hundred years. Not surprisingly, therefore, that the owners remain loyal to the company and product names are eagerly waiting for the next exciting development and influence, and you come to our minds.

Related Posts by Categories

  © FREE SOFT ARCHIVES The Professional Template by 2009, Modified by Ipad Blog

Back to TOP