Kawasaki Z1300


It was big. Really big. Really extremely big for the 1980s. Steve The Toast debates the virtues of blunderbuss motorcycling and Kawasaki’s classic six-cylinder machine…

If anyone ever tells you that they have never made a mistake, you would be relatively safe to draw the conclusion that they have never made anything, as the saying goes. This doesn’t mean for one second that Kawasaki messed up in the 1980s when they designed that well known hippopotamus of a motorcycle, the Z1300. But just looking at the thing makes you wonder if their purchasing department over-ordered on metal that year. Oh it’s not the heaviest bike to grace the planet (quite), but the mere look of it inspires a hernia in most people.

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