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Re: KAWASAKI Z900 A4
« Reply #15 on: November 28, 2018, 12:47:19 PM »
BTW: not my first 900.
Sold this 1973 Z1 a few years ago in a moment of complete mental derangement

A mate of mine has a 73 UK Z1, one of only 7 known to survive of the 44 UK Z1's Kawasaki imported into the UK in 1973, here's a couple of photos:

At Loomies, Moto Cafe, West Meon, Hampshire with a friend.......


Newlands Corner, Guildford:





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Bikes: 1970 CB750 K1 and a 1976 Z900 A4
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Re: KAWASAKI Z900 A4
« Reply #16 on: November 28, 2018, 01:06:16 PM »
Mate looks good.

Mine was a German bike. No idea, how many they sold.

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Re: KAWASAKI Z900 A4
« Reply #17 on: November 28, 2018, 01:55:24 PM »
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A mate of mine has a 73 UK Z1, one of only 7 known to survive of the 44 UK Z1's Kawasaki imported into the UK in 1973

So are they like the Brighton CB750s, or more like the Sandcasts?

What are the other bikes that fall into such a category?

Eamon really wanted me to buy an RRN FireBlade that a guy in Maidenhead was selling. It was good and a good price but I didn’t have the space. This was 10 years ago .

So what else will be astonishing the auctioneers in 30 years when we are all long gone and 70s bikes are treated like 40s bikes are now?

Of course, we’ll have young ‘uns like James to keep up the tradition


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Re: KAWASAKI Z900 A4
« Reply #18 on: November 28, 2018, 03:16:21 PM »
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A mate of mine has a 73 UK Z1, one of only 7 known to survive of the 44 UK Z1's Kawasaki imported into the UK in 1973

So are they like the Brighton CB750s, or more like the Sandcasts?

What are the other bikes that fall into such a category?

Eamon really wanted me to buy an RRN FireBlade that a guy in Maidenhead was selling. It was good and a good price but I didn’t have the space. This was 10 years ago .

So what else will be astonishing the auctioneers in 30 years when we are all long gone and 70s bikes are treated like 40s bikes are now?

Of course, we’ll have young ‘uns like James to keep up the tradition

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Well, I hope to still be around in 30 years even though I'll be 91, but I may have given up riding by then......... ;D 

Who knows what'll capture the interest of classic bike buyers, maybe the first generation FireBlades, here's mine which will have to make way for a K1 one day - it's a UK 93 RRP:



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Bikes: 1970 CB750 K1 and a 1976 Z900 A4
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Re: KAWASAKI Z900 A4
« Reply #19 on: November 28, 2018, 03:36:34 PM »
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Re: KAWASAKI Z900 A4
« Reply #20 on: November 28, 2018, 04:10:01 PM »
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Re: KAWASAKI Z900 A4
« Reply #22 on: November 28, 2018, 04:25:11 PM »
WOW !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

An A4 at GBP 20.989

With an after market repro exhaust. :'(

https://www.motorcyclesunlimited.co.uk/1976-kawasaki-z900a4-for-sale/

Completely nuts.
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Re: KAWASAKI Z900 A4
« Reply #23 on: November 28, 2018, 04:33:16 PM »
I will be looking at a Z900 A4 hopefully in the New Year (as thats the one I had back in the day) if my better half allows but I just wonder how these prices will hold up in the fullness of time when those of us at a certain age group move on. Will they still be in such demand with the younger generations in such numbers I wonder?
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Re: KAWASAKI Z900 A4
« Reply #24 on: November 28, 2018, 04:33:53 PM »
WOW !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

An A4 at GBP 20.989

With an after market repro exhaust. :'(

https://www.motorcyclesunlimited.co.uk/1976-kawasaki-z900a4-for-sale/

Completely nuts.

I looked at that one myself  :'(
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Re: KAWASAKI Z900 A4
« Reply #25 on: November 28, 2018, 04:55:21 PM »
Hyper-inflation in UK?
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Re: KAWASAKI Z900 A4
« Reply #26 on: November 28, 2018, 05:45:19 PM »
Frank’s prices are always nuts.

I don’t know if he ever sells anything.

Actually, I don’t think he owns the bikes that he has for sale anyway.


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Re: KAWASAKI Z900 A4
« Reply #27 on: November 28, 2018, 08:30:10 PM »
Frank’s prices are always nuts.

I don’t know if he ever sells anything.

Actually, I don’t think he owns the bikes that he has for sale anyway.


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I think most are commission sales?
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Re: KAWASAKI Z900 A4
« Reply #28 on: November 28, 2018, 09:08:48 PM »
I never took those moon prices for serious.

So what’s a realistic price for a Z1, K0 or sandcast in UK?
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Re: KAWASAKI Z900 A4
« Reply #29 on: November 28, 2018, 10:50:03 PM »
I never took those moon prices for serious.

So what’s a realistic price for a Z1, K0 or sandcast in UK?

Not sure about sandcasts as I’m not looking to buy one but an awful lot of very poor Z’s are selling for silly money.
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