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Nowadays, art is widely interpreted and motorcycles have been singing ever since a motor was mounted on a bicycle frame, but from there to this is a very long way.

The creator of the Guitar Motorcycle is called Ray Nelson and the pictures were taken at a car parade (strange, I know), but that’s really all we could find about the intriguing looking thing. From what we can see, it looks like a Kawasaki 750 LTD from the 1980s, but does it go or is it just for expositions? Most likely it runs smoothly and goes like a devil although I’m not sure about the riding position. A dragster is definitely more comfortable than that!

The headlight, mirrors, taillight and signal light are all indicating that this unique creation is street legal (it even has a number plate on so it makes it clear) even though I’ve got a feel it only travels in that trolley.

So the next time you crash your bike, don’t bother to look for every single piece of the cracked fairing, but for a good carpenter.

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In times of crisis, motorcycle makers would do anything just to sell and it seems that Kawasaki has developed an ingenious and unique strategy to promote their ER-6n in Europe. They launched the so called “ER-6n Design Competition” through which uncovered talents can design their own ER-6n and win one that was designed by Pasky of OCD Design (Troyes, France).

Everybody is invited to give it a shot. All you have to do is work your magic on a Kawasaki ER-6n pic (add different color schemes and graphics, modify the bike’s appearance like you would do to your own ER-6n) and then upload the picture onto http://www.kawasaki.eu/ER-6n/. Visitors will vote for the best (three of them will actually win a Kawasaki jacket) and if that’s your design, OCD’s ER-6n created specially for this contest will head towards you.

Pictures can be uploaded until April 9th 2009 so get on with the work.

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I can understand the fact that people feel the need to ride their motorcycles in the winter. I also ride in sunny January afternoons and afterwards complain about my rheumatism, but I never experienced the need to ride on a lake. Apparently, this guy did and didn’t ended up pretty well (he probably risks hypothermia while his buddies try to rescue his submerged Kawasaki Ninja motorcycle).


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Having launched the 2009 naked lineup, Kawasaki now creates a promotional video for one of their most notorious models, the ER-6n. The bike is presented as being in perfect harmony with the urban environment (something that was expected, considering the given category) and is positioned right in the middle of it.

Although we would like to see it role down the streets a little bit, Kawasaki seems to be keen on showing the bike’s static beauty. Can you argue with that?


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A racing motorcycle with headlights such as the 2009 Kawasaki ZX6R couldn’t find a better place for a commercial than the track, but Kawi goes even further and visualizes an Area 51 sort of environment. That is very inspired as the characteristic color for these bikes is Green.


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Did you ever wonder when the “Lets the good times roll” motto from Kawasaki was first used by the Japanese manufacturer to promote its bikes? We certainly did especially now that more and more ingenious ads abound, but didn’t managed to get to the bottom of it yet, the only conclusive evidence we’ve come across, being this nice commercial from 1976. Click on the video below and see what it is all about.

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Kawasaki has recently made some tests of the 2009 ER-6N in France, a perfect occasion for us to get a glance of the new features involved.

Even though the naked bike hasn’t suffered a major revision and stylistically it is pretty much the same, the front end is now more attractive due to the redesigned headlight and instruments. Together with the rear end they sharpen the previous clean looking design, making the ER-6N look like more of a challenge. A nice, distinctive touch is also given by the matte black painted engine, but that’s pretty much what sets it apart from the 2008 model year.

There have been rumors that the 2009 Kawasaki ER-6N will be fitted with the Z750 upside-down fork, but this picture disapproves them.

Together with the first official photos we will also find out the 2009 colors which will most likely have the major contribution at the renewing process of this fresh introduced Kawasaki.

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Did anybody believe that only big, bulky, American cruisers can host V-Twin engines? Well, if you did (which is something that I can easily understand), it is time to change your opinion.

The Kawasaki Z 1300 in the image is being powered by a relatively small V-Twin engine displacing 2600 cc’s. Count the exhaust pipes if you don’t believe me. But doesn’t the engine capacity seem a little too small for this number of cylinders? On a car, yes, but on motorcycles, this is perfection itself as there is a lot of power without the implicit vibrations that would come together with a smaller number of cylinders and the same displacement.

Of course that you don’t need this, I agree with you, but what creator Allen Millyard wants to prove is that everything can find its place on anything. I don’t know how the rider will do that as the gas tank stretches half the bike’s body length and the handlebar raisers fake the problem’s solving.

Source: richmondlabs
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Which better way to compare a Suzuki Hayabusa with a Kawasaki ZX14 then on a straight line? And which better place to do that then at the O’Reilly Raceway Park at Indianapolis?

The Hayabusa was going for a good run, but it seems that previous burnouts for worming out that rear tire worn it too much, ending up blowing. It is amazing that the rider was still conscious after such a crash and I can understand why it didn’t got up its feet.


Source: liveleak
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Kawasaki successfully tries to make the KLX140 and KLX140L feel, look and perform like full-sized off-road bikes that should never miss a chance to make a great impression out on the terrain which they were built to conquer. And because they’re still destined to kids and teenagers, they stand as smooth translations between mini bikes and the real thing.


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