A Close Look at a Rare 1978 Kawasaki Z1R-TC Turbo

Enjoy this up close look at a classic and racer 1978 Kawasaki Z1R-TC Turbo. Mecum’s John Kraman offers some valuable information.

1973 Z1-900 and 1978 Z1-R Side-by-Side Comparison

Join us for the side-by-side comparison of two of the most classic, legendary motorcycles of all-time. Mecum Auction’s John Kraman helps us highlight the 1973 Z1-900 and 1978 Z1-R 1000

Mecum Motorcycle Auction Behind the Scenes Tour – KZ, Z1, H2s and more!

Join expert analyst John Kraman and Cycledrag.com as they give you a behind the scenes look at some of the outstanding motorcycles at the Mecum Motorcycle Auction in Las Vegas, Nevada. Watch as a KZ 1300, an S2 350 triple…

Mecum Motorcycle Auction Bike Features – Z1, H1, Z1-R, KZ 1300 and more

Enjoy these classic motorcycle features from day No. 1 of the Mecum Motorcycle Auction from South Pointe Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Jan. 23-27. The incredibly knowledgeable John Kraman helps us take a close look at a Z1-B, H1,…

Kawasaki Headquarters Museum Tour

Join us for this amazing tour of Kawasaki’s headquarters in Foothill Ranch, Calif. We take a close look at the new Z900RS and compare it to the legendary 1973 Z900. We also look at some classic two-strokes, dirtbikes and more.…

2018 Kawasaki Z900RS

Enjoy a close look at the brand new, retro Kawasaki Z900RS created in the image of the iconic 1973 Kawasaki Z900.

Suzuki Hayabusa to Dominate the Future of Motorcycle Drag Racing? KZ and GS Out?

The 2015 and 2016 racing seasons have proven to be eventful; the Manufacturer’s Cup, NHDRO and IDBL classes were filled to the point of overflow with street bikes and purpose-built racing machines alike. At a Man-Cup race, you are likely to…

Motorcycle Drag Racing: Behind the Handlebars

Hey there, Cycledrag readers. My name is Jacob Green. I am 18 years old, and I live in Wichita, Kansas. I have pretty much seen it all when it comes to the sport of drag racing, and have seen the…

KZ Parts for Less at Liska Racing – Rubber Blocks

Classicl Kawasaki racers, take advantage of this new great deal from Liska Racing. Along with several other components for your classic Kaw, Liska is now offering replacement small rubber cam idler blocks. It’s a replacement for discontinued Kawasaki item 92075-232.…

A Simpler Time – Brown Van Dragbike Racing

Anybody who has been around dragbike racing for a few decades can testify elaborate pit setups, massive stacker trailers and motorhomes have not always been a part of the sport.  In fact, as former NHRA champion Joe Koenig points out regularly, it was…

Remember When This Was Fast?

Check out this classic KZ ad.  Remember when guys had to made a ton of modifications to get into the high-8s? Now a racer can practically do it on the way home from the dealership. My how times have changed.…

Larry “Spiderman” McBride Breaks in a KZ 1200

The world’s quickest motorcycle drag racer, Larry “Spiderman” McBride breaks in a fresh 1977 Kawasaki KZ 1200,using his preferred method, outside of his Newport News, Va. speed shop. The motor was meticulously rebuilt by McBride and his mechanically brilliant brother Steve.…

KZ Burnt to a Crisp at MIR

At the MIROCK Spring Nationals from Maryland International Raceway, Apr. 30-May 1, an electrical problem, racing fuel and a full bottle of nitrous made for a scary situation in the staging lanes when a Kawasaki KZ burst into flames.  The…

The Resurrection of a Kaw

It all started in the Spring of 2001, late in my senior year of high school in Pittsburgh, Pa.  I was a few months away from graduation and I had the burning desire to be a badass.  It is an…

Cycledrag.com Ask an Expert

Our question comes to us from Eugene A. Llewellyn Jr. of San Antonio, TX. Eugene writes “I raced from 1992 to 1998 at Alamo Raceway, and I am currently in the process of trying to get back out there.  I…

KZ Motocrosser?

What would it be like to have a KZ-style engine in a dirtbike? Would it work? Why would anyone do something like that? After all the KZ motor is not the lightest power plant in the world – just ask…