29 November 2007

KingCast whip of the Day caught on YouTube: 1971 Kawasaki H-1

OMG watch this kid back in '71, who is now, what 54? Unreal. They called it the "Widowmaker" with good reason. A flimsy steel frame and drum "brakes" front and rear on a 500cc 2-stroke.... umm.... yeah, there's a Bright Idea. I had a 1975 Yamaha RD 350 and was just thinking about that bike and the Suzuki RG 500 Gamma 4 cylinder 2-stroker when I saw this vintage video. No helmet, no jacket, no leathers, no NOTHIN'.

Thankfully, he lived to tell it and share it with us!

Related link: Kawasaki Triples.

PS: My favorite road bike right now is a Kawasaki, a great Hooligan Bike, the Versys 650 parallel twin.

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