Bike of the day: Kawasaki KZ 400 project

Challenge yourself this new year with a bike rebuild

Bike of the day: Kawasaki KZ 400 project

TODAY’S bike of the day isn’t just one bike, but rather multiple parts of it.

This 1983 Kawasaki KZ 400 is listed as a project on Visordown Marketplace, with the owner stating that it ‘needs to be put back together and recommissioned’.

While ‘recommissioned’ suggests that there’s a decent amount of work to do, for £725 it’s a worth a punt, especially considering there seem to be very few KZ 400s for sale in the UK in any condition.

With winter in full swing, and miserable weather halting all but the hardiest of rider, this is a good chance to put all that spare time to use in the garage.

How it’s described:

‘Kawasaki KZ 400 Project, 4-cylinder, 1983, dismantled, panels/ tank painted. Needs to be put back together & recommissioned. Would make a nice chopper/bobber/café racer.

‘Since the photo was taken we have removed the wiring loom from the frame ready for the frame to be cleaned up but we have also loosely assembled the front forks and wheels so it can be wheeled around the garage.

‘The frame and engine numbers match the log book.

‘I have V5 and key £725. may take an old 100/125cc or similar project in p/x.’

What we think:

‘Go on, challenge yourself this new year, and build your own café racer. Or restore this KZ 400 to its original glory.

‘Or, if you already own a KZ 400, here’s your chance to grab a job lot of spares to spruce your dream machine up.’

‘Whatever you decide to do, this is a great opportunity to own one of Kawasaki’s early ‘Z’ models, which were known for their sleek styling and rideability.'