Focusing purely on the air-cooled twin, triples and fours that Kawasaki produced in the late Sixties and early Seventies, this book covers quite a short time line in the Japanese company’s history, yet one that proved to be vital for Kawasaki’s longevity.
It begins with Kawasaki’s industrial heritage – of ship, train and plane building – and explaining how Kawasaki initially made engines for other manufacturers (in much the same way as Villiers operated), before building their own machines under the name Meihatsu, and with small-capacity bikes getting the Kawasaki moniker from 1957.
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