Thursday, January 22, 2009

1975 Kawasaki Z900-based dirt-tracker special


A Kaw Z900-based dirt-tracker? Why not!
Pics: Ottonero

Built by Gitielle Moto, the Kawasaki dirt-tracker-style machine you see here is based on a 1975 Z900. Of course, apart from the engine, fuel tank and side panels, very little remains of the original machine.

The chassis has been modified extensively, the front fork has been taken from a Kawasaki GPZ900R, the adjustable rear shock absorbers are Bitubo units, the aluminium swingarm is a custom-built one-off item, the brakes (300mm disc at the front, 240mm disc at the back) are from Beringer and the bike’s 17-inch wheels are shod with Pirelli rubber – 120/70 at the front, 160/60 at the back.

Other changes include a hydraulic clutch, a custom-built seat covered with special slip-resistant upholstery and the wild green paintjob that you’ll either love or hate...!

Of course, the regular Z900 was a handsome beast in its own right...

Also see:
Big CC Racing's Kawasaki ZZR1400 Turbo...
The fearsome 1975 Yamaha TZ750 dirt-tracker...
Down memory lane: Board-track racing in the US...
1992 Kawasaki ZX-7R special...
Riding impression: Moriwaki MD250H...
In conversation with Kevin Schwantz...
The quickest Kawasaki ZX-12R in the world...

Elsewhere today:
One-off: The Triumph Quadrent...
A battery-powered Vespa...?
Red-hot Honda Fireblade...

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