Saturday, August 1, 2015

1977 KR 750 Kawasaki by Phil Aynsley


The KR750 (model 602) was Kawasaki's answer to Yamaha's TZ750. It debuted at the 1975 Daytona 200 (rather unsuccessfully) and differed from the earlier, road based H2R, in using a water-cooled motor that had extensive changes to the porting architecture. In 1977 the design was updated model (602L) with many weight saving changes - principally magnesium crankcases and a new clutch - that reduced the weight to 136kg. However TKA's 750 was further modified in '78 incorporating Brembo front calipers, Zanzani plasma coated alloy front discs, specially made (only 4) Campagnolo wheels and an alloy fuel tank. This resulted in an additional 10kg weight saving. Pictures © Phil Aynsley Photography

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