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  • Restored in 2022
  • KZ650 collector keeper 
  • Beautiful example of these usable bikes
  • Highly regarded ‘UJM’ all-rounder 
  • USA bike imported in 2021 
  • Early first model year KZ650 

The Appeal 

Other bikes may steal the headlines for doing one thing really well. Kawasaki’s KZ650 is different. The consummate all-rounder, so good that it became synonymous as the UJM ‘Universal Japanese Motorbike,’ the reliable and stylish KZ650 is the classic 70s bike you can really use and enjoy. 
Enthusiasts now prize the KZ650, including the seller of this lovely example who has three. It was imported to the UK in 2021 and fully restored on arrival. The result is a really quite beautiful bike that must be one of the most original and best presented on the market. It even has a rare original exhaust system. 
The history file records the extensive refurbishment work. This is a collector-quality bike that could be saved and admired or, far better for a bike of its capabilities, used and enjoyed. 

The History and Paperwork

  • First UK registered 1st August 2021
  • DVLA records show first registration 31st December 1977 
  • 2021 Correspondence from Vintage Japanese Motorcycle Club shows manufacturing date of March 1977
  • This letter also confirms the bike was bound for the USA market 
  • It was imported from the USA in 2021
  • The vendor advises that it was restored on arrival 
  • This work is recorded in the history file and some invoices are shown in photographs 
  • Owners manual included in good condition 
  • Two registered keepers since arriving in the UK 
  • Acquired by the seller in September 2023 to join a collection of KZ650 bikes 
  • Import documentation 

The Condition

  • Stylish factory correct light blue metallic paintwork with mauve pinstripe
  • Paintwork is very well kept with no visible marks or scuffs to report 
  • Chromework and fittings well kept with bright finish and no discernible damage
  • We are advised of a small dent to the RH silencer but otherwise bike is well kept 
  • Very original bike including spoked black wheels and exhaust system 

The Mechanics 

  • 652cc 4cyl DOHC air cooled Kawasaki engine developing 62bhp 
  • 5spd manual gearbox 
  • Clean engine that vendor advises starts and runs well 
  • We are told the bike is great to ride 
  • Vendor is a KZ650 enthusiast who knows these bikes well 
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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1977
  • Make Kawasaki
  • Model KZ
  • Colour Blue
  • Odometer 12,286 Miles
  • Engine size 652
Listing Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Midhurst
  • Location Sussex
  • Country United Kingdom

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