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Kawasaki W, H1 & Z - The Big Air-cooled Machines


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Introduction Acknowledgements 1. Kawasaki's Move Into Bikes 2. The Early W-series Motorcycles 3. The H1 & H2 Models 4. The First Z-series Machines 5. A W-series Revival Index

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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.


Definitely so much more than a coffee table book it's engaging, involving and hugely enjoyable. If you like Kawasakis you could buy it just for the pictures it's that good. Tansha --- With 160 large pages and plenty of photos plus excerpts from advertising material and magazine articles, side-bars on racing bikes etc, this is another winner from Brian Long. Bike Rider Magazine --- if you are a fan of Kawasaki then this has got to be on your shopping list as it is probably the most definitive book on the firm to date, thanks to the research and factory co-operation. Apart from that it is an excellent read, if for no other reason that taking a trip down memory lane. Highly recommended and excellent value. Ian Kerr. Technically accurate and complete while keeping the book interesting and enjoyable for readers be they Kawasaki enthusiasts or general interest readers. -

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