Project ZED
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Q. What do you get when you cross a 1974 Kawasaki Z900 frame with a 1998 Kawasaki ZX900R forks, wheels, brakes and mono-shock swing-arm?

A. One tough-looking Kawasaki rolling chassis.

First pictures of Project ZED

This is what a stock 1974 Kawasaki Z900 looked like (duh!)...

The original Z900

I bought a stock 1998 Kawasaki ZX9R at Fowles Auction Group
(it had thrown a rod through the block but was never crashed)

  The 1998 ZX900R

This is the rolling chassis now (June 2001)...


The frame has been raked & strengthened
and the forks extended by five inches...


and the boys at Bob Martin Engineering did a great job
of jamming the 1998 swing-arm into a 1974 frame...


Ohhh yeah, this is going to be fun...


Looks like it was always there.
Kawasaki should have made them like this in 1974...


Below is an (animated) artists impression
of the next few stages of the bike...


June 2002
Click for an enlargement

More to come sometime!