Quick Stats

1993 on, 249cc OHC single, 20hp, 80mph, 65mpg, 310lb

What to Expect

Kawasaki actually beat Triumph to the market in the retro game but lacked the history to pull it off. The appearance’s transformed with a proper dual seat (like latest version) but it’s not so easy to dump the silly rear disc. The engine peaks at 7500rpm but has plenty of grunt from 3000 revs up. Competent in town, motorways are pushing things. Only available as a grey import, few are on the road, but they seem tough enough and it’s fun to hustle around on such a weird looking device.