Friday, January 29, 2010

Kawasaki ZX-7 gets two-stroke makeover


The 1990s ZX-7 gets a 1970s two-stroke engine. Whatever next...

The ZXR750 / ZX-7R is one of our two all-time favourite Kawasaki motorcycles (the other being the ZX-11 / ZZR1100), and the bike you see here is a rather interesting take on the Green Meanie. The machine, which started life as a 1990 model ZX-7, has been fitted with a 1972 Kawasaki H2’s 750cc three-cylinder two-stroke engine, which produces 80 horsepower. And while 80bhp doesn't sound like much, we're sure the bike is loads of fun to ride. We'll try and get more details on the machine soon...

Via Speed Junkies, Kawasaki Triples Worldwide

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Finally you've posted something interesting!

More specials please!

Jason said...

What's the point? A stock CBR600 will murder this 80bhp 'special'...

Brawler1978 said...

A standard 1970s Kaw H2 restored properly would be so much better. The ZX-7 chassis and bodywork just add weight and make the whole package so cumbersome. The original H2 looked so clean, elegant and lithe...

Anonymous said...

The point is Jason, not everybody is that interested in going faster. Every time he goes out into his garage he will see a unique, and personally, very attractive take on classic and early modern motorcycles.

It's actually a bit sad to read your comment :( I just hope people like this pay no heed to people like you, and continue to build the bikes they've always dreamed of.

And while your at it FASTER&FASTER, PLEASE bring back the old favorite/unusual/rare bike posts you used to make. Loved reading about he old Honda V-4s and such!

Mike McLaren said...

Hello, I am the owner of the ZX-7/H2. My name is not Paul Walter, it is Mike McLaren. The first picture you have is of Paul Walters bike with the chrome pipes. My bike is displayed in the other three pictures. My bike differs from Pauls in that I am not using the H2 engine as a stressed frame member while he is. My engine is rubber mounted using the stock frame under cradle. The picture of pauls bike is a few years old while my bike is a current project. Thanks for the positive comments.

Anonymous said...

Hello, I am the owner of the ZX-7/H2. My name is not Paul Walter, it is Mike McLaren. The first picture you have is of Paul Walters bike with the chrome pipes. My bike is displayed in the other three pictures. My bike differs from Pauls in that I am not using the H2 engine as a stressed frame member while he is. My engine is rubber mounted using the stock frame under cradle. The picture of pauls bike is a few years old while my bike is a current project. Thanks for the positive comments.

F&F said...

Hi Mike...
We're terribly sorry for the error. Humble apologies. We'll make the necessary corrections later in the day.

Team F&F

KR1R said...

how do i get in touch with Mike McLaren

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