Australian Motorcycle

Reviewing 1969 Kawasaki Mach III 500, The Original Kawasaki Mach III

Do you still rememeber the Kawasaki Mach III 500? In 1969, Kawasaki packed 50 odd horsepower and 12-second quarter-mile times into a $999 package of Dunlop Gold Seal-shredding power that changed many enthusiasts’ perception of acceleration and gravity. The Triumphs and BSAs that ruled the boulevard back in 1969 were forced to make room for the […]

Australian Motorcycle

KTM 390 and 1290 Done up a Wide Range of Rizoma Products

Do you like KTM motorcycle? For the 1290, there’s the new 3D levers that have been added this year, as well as the remote adjuster kit. The list continues with components including caps, fluid tanks, engine guards, license plate holders, mirrors and more. For the 390 Duke, you can look for the “Fox” license plate […]

Australian Motorcycle

Australian Motorcycle : Kawasaki ZR1100 Custom Z-1

This article was originally published in the 1995 October issue of Sport Rider. In 1973, every motorcycle magazine carried a milestone motorcycle on its cover: the original Z-1 by Kawasaki. After one glimpse of the magazines, it was my mission to acquire this fastest of all motorcycles. And I did.   Doug Meyer’s retro Z-1–replica […]