Classic Kawasaki middleweights of the 80’s

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More than 35 years after buying my first motorcycle I acquired my first Kawasaki.

A local ad on Gumtree for ‘80% of a Kawasaki Z250’ caught my attention and I found myself the proud owner of a solid frame ( painted in green hammerite ) a clean looking engine and 2 boxes of bits.

The frame number was KZ250B 0003** and I started trawling the ‘net looking for info with the aim of getting a V5 registration. I soon realised how little information there is on this model.

www.howmanyleft.co.uk shows only 6 on the road and 2 off the road registered with the DVLA. Only 39 registered in the UK at the highest point.

My aim with this site is to try and find out more, and hopefully share some information and parts with other Kawasaki Z250 owners.

I’m pleased to say my large box of bits DOES include an engine!

I was talking about the bike with a friend and he had a memory of a special edition to commemorate Kork Ballingtons double world championship. I did some research and you can read more here

A setback registering my bike means it will have to wait a while in a long queue of other projects including a Honda VT500 Cafe Racer project, a Lotus Excel car and a couple of pinballs! Details of any (slow) progress can be found on my 3rdrevolution project page.