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25th February 2019
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Kawasaki W, H & Z - The Big Air-cooled Machines

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ABOUT THE BOOK
The story of the air-cooled 'big' Kawasaki bikes in definitive detail, researched and written in Japan with the full co-operation of the factory. This series of models put the company on the map during the sixties and seventies, helping it to survive a difficult era that saw hundreds of Japanese motorcycle makers reduced to just four.
Successful immediately, these models defended Kawasaki's honour on the tracks as well as in the showrooms, handing the company numerous world championship titles. The series was recently revived as part of a retro boom, and a new machine has been launched, delivering the same thrill and charm as its predecessors.

Kawasaki W, H & Z - The Big Air-cooled Machines by Brian Long

ISBN: 9781787112179
UPC: 6-36847-01217-5

AVAILABLE NOW!

£30.00 (UK), $50.00 (US), 65.00 (CAN)

BULLET POINTS
• Definitive history of the early air-cooled Kawasakis.
• Sales in all major markets covered in detail.
• Written by a recognized author and historian.
• Racing exploits covered year-by-year.
• Written with the full co-operation of the factory.
• Handy reference charts throughout.
• Detailed production figures, including exports.
• Unravels what is indeed a very convoluted story.
• Contemporary photography to help owners with authenticity issues.
• The author is an owner of vintage motorcycles.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Born in Coventry, once the heart of the British motor industry, Brian Long is a professional writer with a passion for vintage and sporting machinery. A trained mechanical engineer, he has been involved with the classic car scene most of his life, and loves old motorcycles.

Married to Miho and with two children (Louis and Sophie-Mercedes), Brian now lives just outside Tokyo, and spends much of his free time with Thoroughbred horses. He has had over 80 books published, including many works on Japanese marques.
Place of birth: Coventry, UK • Hometown: Chiba  • Nearest city: Tokyo, Japan

SPECIFICATION
V5217 • Hardback • 25x20.7cm • £30 • 160 pages • 451 colour and b&w pictures • ISBN: 978-1-787112-17-9 • UPC: 6-36847-01217-5
MORE INFORMATION
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