1981 Kawasaki KZ550
1981 Kawasaki KZ550
Custom Cafe Racer
1981 Kawasaki KZ550 custom cafe racer in mint condition. This KZ550 is not all original, the front end and rear wheel assembly came from a 2005 Suzuki SV650. Extensive modification has been done to the swingarm to accept the wider rear wheel and disc brake assembly. The front triple tree required significant alteration to fit but the original Kawasaki ignition was fitted to allow one key to fit all locking components. Once the rolling chassis was completed, everything was sent off for powder coating including the Suzuki 17" wheels. The headlight and taillight have integrated turn signals. The seat was custom-manufactured using a highly-modified seat pan from a KZ1000. The engine was completely overhauled, cleaned and then painted black. All aluminum side covers were highly polished to a chrome-like finish. The 2 into 1 exhausts were replaced with a new 4 into 1 exhaust system by Mac. The standard air-box was replaced with pod filters and with some minor tuning, the engine fires right up. The fuel tank and headlight bucket are the only body parts used in the restoration. The front fender came from the donor Suzuki and the rear fender was made in the shop. The owner's design for paint was brilliantly executed by Ricky's Custom Paint of Sarasota, FL. The white pearl finish was layered on in three separate coats and then the red striping was carefully applied before several layers of clear coat. The finished project is a one-of-a-kind custom motorcycle that really stands out in any crowd. Rides perfectly and everything works as it should.
If you have any questions that aren't answered above, or would like to schedule a time to see the bike, please feel free to email or call anytime. Our toll-free number is 855-905-7433. If you prefer texting, you can text to 941-769-0103. The bike is located at Whalen PowerSports 1188 Enterprise Drive in Port Charlotte, FL. We offer nationwide delivery and can even assist with exporting out of the country.