If there’s one motorcycle that defined the change in attitude towards the world of two-wheeled transport, then it has to be the Kawasaki 500 triple.
Yes, the CB750 is the world’s first Superbike and proved to be a game-changer.
However, it was the feral two-stroke triple that actually began the move away from bikes purely as a means of transport and sent them into what is nowadays referred to as the leisure industry.
And to add the hedonistic hydrocarbon-fuelled hyperbole, there was never a genuine commercial reason for Kawasaki to make the H1 or even motorcycles for that matter!
Read more in December’s edition of OBM