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Kawasaki Z250B1 Original sales sheet
Kawasaki Z250B1 Specification
Launched in 1980, a year after the Z250A, the ‘B’ model shaved a significant amount off the price of its more expensive brother to compete head on in a competitive market for 250’s.
Spoked wheels, drum brakes, 2 into 1 exhaust, no pinstriping, but, 25lb lighter and £70 cheaper.
30+ years on I have to say I prefer the look of the ‘B’ with its wire wheels, but sales figures look pretty low from my research so I guess 1980’s man in the street was happy to pay the extra for the Scorpion.
Kawasaki Z250B and its big rival the Honda Superdream captured in a ‘Bike’ Magazine 4 way shootout also featuring the Suzuki GSX250 and Yamaha XS250 in June 1980.
Just how my bike would have looked if it was complete!
Click here to download the 6 page Kawasaki Z250B review from Which Bike magazine May 1980 in PDF form ( 1.5MB )