TWO new bikes unveiled last week have confirmed what many of us already know — Japan might be the king of motorcycle sales, but Italy is the king of cool.
Kawasaki’s released pics of the Z900RS Cafe, the second iteration of the ‘retro-sport’ Z900RS released late last year. For some, the new Cafe might bring back memories of the original Z1 and Z900 of the 1970s, or the cult-classic bike movie Stone, or maybe Eddie Lawson’s green and white KZ1000R.
(Lawson won the 1981 AMA superbike title by 10 points over Freddie Spencer on a CB900F-based Honda and Wes Cooley on a GS1000 Suzuki. Eddie won half of the eight AMA Superbike races that year and Freddie won three.)
But for me, the new Cafe’s gawdy colour scheme channels lollipops and ice-cream parlours. (See more info from Kawasaki here.)
On the other side of the planet, little Italian sports bike manufacturer MV Agusta released pics of its latest Brutale, the triple-cylinder 800RR. And ain’t she gorgeous?
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