The Story of Seventies Superbikes
A review of the milestone Japanese Superbikes of the 1970s. As featured in Classic Bike Magazine, John Naish tells the story from behind the handlebars of the era’s legendary bikes: the Honda CB750, Honda 500 Four, Kawasaki H2 750, Kawasaki Z1, Suzuki GT750, Honda GoldWing, Suzuki GS1000 and Honda CBX. The 70s was an incredible period of motorcycle development. In less than 8 years, everything changed forever – before 1969, features such as electronic ignition, disc brakes, top speeds of over 130 mp/h or quarter mile times of around 12 seconds were almost unheard of. These unique Superbikes made that performance accessible to the mass market. Shot at Paul Brace’s Proper Bikes in Sussex, England. A Brightside Media production http://brightside-media.com
Z1 - Top Gear
Requested clip of Top Gear
200 MPH Motorcycle Crash
wiped out twice while trying to set a world record ron cook: http://www.pureguts.com/sdm.asp?pg=stories&specific=1
1973 Z1 DAYTONA RECORDS VIDEO. "SO FAR SO FAST"
This is the complete 1973 Z1 900 Daytona records video.."SO FAR SO FAST." The Z1 shattered the 24 hour World Record with an average speed of 109.641mph plus 45 other speed records. The #2 bike used in this video is kept at KMC in Irvine California their Heritage Museum, and is in the same condition as it was in 1973. Several photos of it can be seen at this site.http://www.kawasaki-z-classik.com/forum/index.php.plus much more interesting information on the complete Z1 story. The riders were.. Bryon Farnsworth, Yvon DuHamel, Hurley Wilvert, Masahiro Wade, Cook Neilson (Cycle Magazine) , Gary Nixon, Art Baumann, John Weed (editor Motorcycle Weekly)