28th January 2014 at 9:47 am #5473
I was checking some Italian websites with motorcycle ads and I came across a couple of nice (more or less) Twins. So I thought I could share them with you (in case someone is desperately looking for a bike). I wouldn’t mind having any of the last two, but a they’re a bit out of my price range at the moment 🙁
Marko28th January 2014 at 12:38 pm #10705
Some nice bikes there Marko. I can see shipping being quite high too.
Thanks for sharing15th April 2014 at 1:15 pm #10714
I think I found another S1 for sale in Italy. I am not 100% sure because of crappy photos, what do you think?
http://www.moto.it/moto-epoca/kawasaki/index.html?msg=524697915th April 2014 at 6:17 pm #10711
can’t find out which type it is.
Without seeing the wheels and front brake arrangement, maybe the left hand side Frame above chain guard.
At least it is the “rounded” Motor as used in CSR and LTDs incl. all 1982 models. From 1983 Kawa started to use the “squared” Motor.
PS: I just saw that this is my 500th post in this forum 🙂15th April 2014 at 9:33 pm #10715
Congratulations for your posts achievement 🙂
It is hard to tell from this photos, I agree. And the asking price is quite high in my opinion.16th April 2014 at 7:01 am #10706
The last picture appears to show a mag front wheel but the pin striping on the tank is like a CSR. I am unsure what the model is. maybe its a mixture?5th May 2014 at 10:34 am #10716
Have you ever seen something like that? I sort of like it, seems to be well done.
(For sale in US, not in Italy, but I didn’t want to start a new thread)5th May 2014 at 8:56 pm #10707
I have never seen anything like that before. A VN800 with a 750 twin engine in it. Not a bad price either. Now that’s one for Philpass5th May 2014 at 11:07 pm #10712
unusual looking Z750Twin )
ThanX for sharing !
no no, this is not a “Drifter”.
Has disc brake in the front, larger front mud guard, etc., etc.
Think it is a real good mixture of different parts of american motorcycles (Harley, Indian), some aftermarket products and some special handmade parts.
Not sure 🙂
Cheers, Michael6th May 2014 at 7:39 am #10708
Ok Michael. I made the assumption of the VN800 going from the advert. I do not know the model that well. It is a very interesting machine though. I wonder how it rides?
BTW Marko there is no problem starting a new thread.6th May 2014 at 8:02 am #10713
Found a nice picture of a VN800 Drifter 🙂
Cheers, Michael22nd August 2014 at 9:04 am #10717
Found another Twin for sale in Italy, looks exactly like mine, so I’m quite sure it’s a S1. Year of production is probably wrong, maybe first registration?3rd December 2014 at 10:49 am #10718
I am regularly checking the adds for Twins around here (Italy mostly) and I noticed that price range is increasing lately. At the moment, there are 8 Twins for sale and the price range is from 3.000 € to 10.000 € (mostly around 4000 – 5000). The one for 3000 is not really in good shape, while the one for 10000 is supposed to be completely restored and in mint condition. These are all B models.
According to the adds, Twins are now becoming one of the most expensive classic Kawasaki bikes, right after Z1, Z1300 and some more exotic models. I was wondering whether this is realistic value or just “wishful thinking” of the owners?
Marko3rd December 2014 at 11:39 am #10709
I think it is getting there.
Here in the UK the prices are rising. We started our owners club 9 years ago. It had grown slowly with few members being keen and staying the course. All the known classic models have been done to death. I mean is if you have a fully restored Z900 then so what? Every Tom Dick and Harry has one too. Twins are back in favour. Many people who bought our twins dumped them at the back of the garage coz they wouldn’t sell. Because of what we are doing as owners clubs and people wanting something different our prices are steadily climbing. Parts sellers and breakers have seen an increase in demand too so prices of those rise too. 10 years ago you could hardly give them away. If we carry on with our enthusiasm they will continue to rise and IMHO could be worth more than a Z900. You never know???23rd June 2015 at 9:07 pm #10719
In case somebody is interested: there is a Twin for sale in Slovenia, 1982, LTD. From pictures it could be a S1, but the US version.
I bought mine from this guy, he lives very close to me, but I haven’t had the time to check it yet. Bike probably originates from Italy or Austria.
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