Is this not the most bad ass burnout picture you have seen? Great looking Kawasaki H2 750 dragbike!
This is one of the better builds I have seen for a while! The chassis and motor are from a Kawasaki 1974 H2 triple , swingarm from a Yamaha FZ600, tank from a Sukuki, and a number of other parts. This guy has some serious skill welding and is also a great fabricator. I especially like the reed boxes he made for the TMX flat-slide carbs.
Scan through his in depth build thread. It is truly inspirational! http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=32683.0
Kawasaki Widow Maker and Suzuki Water Buffalo. Two bad 750cc triple cylinder 2-strokes from the 1970s.
Suzuki GT550 “Honduki”
One of the coolest water buffalos I have seen.Probably because he used lots of Kawasaki and Honda parts ;)
Created by MotoHangar, a Virginia-based workshop run by Pat Jones. Pat wanted to combine the old with the new, with particular attention to the suspension. “The bike handles like a modern sportbike, but with the charm of a vintage two-stroke,”
MotoHangar completed the mods entirely in-house, including the paint and graphics. They gave the GT550 a custom subframe, and fitted the tail section from a Kawasaki GPZ. The air-cooled triple is bored .50 over, and has been boosted further with modified Kawasaki H1 expansion chambers. The seat is crafted from elk leather, and sits in a fiberglass seat pan. A Honda headlight sits up front, and the rear suspension is from a Kawasaki ZX-6R. The swingarm is a Suzuki SV650 item, and at the other end are GSX-R forks. It all helps to reduce weight, along with the GSX-R wheels.
I re-blogged this bike a few days ago and have seen it come up more and more, so I decided it needed a proper write up. Coming from a Kawasaki lover, this is a very proper build and I love final design of this retro modern Kaw. Now a little about the bike…
This is a 2012 Kawasaki Z1000 built out of Eric Bostrom’s garage with help from Lossa Engineering. It was built in memory of AMA Motorcycle Hall-of-Famer Gary Nixon and modeled after his Kawasaki KR750 triple race bike. In 1976 he competed at the international level, laying claim to the Formula 750 world championship until international politics denied him that prize.
My favorite part about this bike is the proper mag-wheels that Lossa Engineering made custom for this build. The 4:1:3 exhaust with three LeoVince tips is a very nice touch to relate back to the triple-cylinder two-stroke Gary once raced.
Here are the other specs found on Lossa Engineering’s website. This bike is also being featured on Cafe Racer TV so stay tuned.
Lossa Engineering Specs:
- one off hand crafted steel gas tank
- fiberglass ducktail style solo section from Glass From the Past
- Highly modified vintage fiberglass front fender
- One off billet wheels to look like vintage Kawi Mags
- Custom Nixon tribute paint job
- Custom painted gold wheels
- Custom designed graphics that were cleared over
- Brake lines
Bostrom Brother Specs:
- new subframe from scratch
- Custom wiring for whole bike
- Clip ons
- Hand made LeoVince exhaust with triple ends
- Tommaselli clutch lever
- Grimeca master cylinder
- Small radiator
- Smooth engine braces
- Kawasaki Racing tachometer
- Air pod filters
This is a sick H2 750 in a GSXR 400 frame. Digging the Godier Genoud paint scheme too!
Great vintage Kawasaki triple sketch.
I am on the fence of buying a 1973 Kawasaki H1. I went to look at it last night and it has been on my mind all day. Don’t really have room for it, have too many projects, should be saving money, but damn I want it! I would love to make it an H1R that looks like this.