Kawasaki Ads

These are just a small portion of the ads that we have for sale. None of these are reproductions, all are original. Most of these are large ads, larger than our scanner bed. Therefore the view shown on the page may not completely show the ad. They are placed in a plastic bag with a cardboard backboard for protection. Please e-mail us with your specific interests.


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1966
Kawasakis

Three color 4 3/4" x 10" ad for their line of motorcycles. The ad has a picture of a well-dressed man and woman coming out of a swank building while the Doorman wheels the gentleman's Kawasaki to him. The ad headline assures us that "Fun people go Kawasaki" and the ad text, after saying that it "Tickles the lips just to say it", calls it "a limousine on two wheels and not just a toy". It also refers to it as the "first sports cycle in the luxury class".
April 1966
Playboy
1
$7.50
View Kawasaki 7

1966
Samurai 250

Full color Four-Page 16" x 10 3/4" ad for the bike that gives "The Ultimate in Performance". There is a two-page picture of a man walking from an airplane that he has just landed to his Kawasaki Samurai 250, from one thrill to another. The ad also contains a picture of this bike on a race course and a list of Specifications and Quick Facts listing things you will like about this bike.
September 1966
Cycle World
1
$8.00
View Kawasaki 13

1968
Avenger 350cc

Full color 8" x 5 3/4" ad with a picture of race car driver Parnelli Jones sitting on one of these powerful two-stroke motorcycles. The ad headline asks "Are you the Kawasaki kind?".
May 1968
Playboy
1
$7.50
View Kawasaki 6

1971 250E
Full color 8" x 10 3/4" ad that gives you an idea what kind of experience the Kawasaki engineers have, and what you can expect when you were to buy a 1971 Kawasaki 250E. This red-hued picture has a picture of a rider standing on the pegs of one of these motorcycles under the image of the Hikari Limited Express which is called the world's fastest train. The headline under this picture says that "We Know Suspension...We build them both!" and the text tells what the train is capable of doing and the number of passengers that it does it with. It then goes into pretty good detail about the kind of engineering features they built into this bike.
January 1971
Cycle World
1
$7.50
View Kawasaki 11

1972 Kawasaki F7 Enduro 175
Full color 7 3/4" x 10 3/4" ad that tells you how you can "Come out ahead on a Kawasaki". There is an awe-inspiring photo of a rider riding up a steep hill and the photo is taken looking up at the rider. The one thing that I find unnerving is the spokes on the front tire are not turning. There are four items of interest they feel that you will appreciate. First is that this is the only 175 with a Hatta fork. Second is that this is the only 175 bike that has a CDI or a capacitor discharge system. Third is that this is the only 175 that is able to hit 75 mph and stay there for hour after hour. And the fourth reason is that this is the only 175 with a power ratio of 10.8 lbs./hp.
August 1972
Playboy magazine
1
$7.50
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Kawasaki 15

1972 Kawasaki Mach II 350
Full color 7 1/2" x 10 3/4" ad has an out-of-focus photo with a purple tint of a motorcycle rider driving in front of several cars. The ad headline assures you that you can "Come out ahead on a Kawasaki" and the ad continues by saying that "We're about to make a very powerful statement". It then says Kawasaki Mach II before explaining "For this is the 350 with more guts, more go than any other 350 in the world". It then mentions several other motorcycles made by Kawasaki at this time, which included the Kawasaki Mach IV which they called "the world's fastest production machine".
April 1972
Playboy
1
$7.50
View Kawasaki 4

1973 Kawasaki Triples
Full color Two-Page 16" x 10 3/4" ad for the selection of Three-Cylinder Motorcycles they were offering this year. The largest picture in the ad is of their H-2 750 with smaller pictures of the H-1 500, the S-2 350 and the S-1 250. Specifications are given for the H-1 750 and the text talks about the power and speed of the H-1 750, how the 500 acts like the 750 and the 350 acts like the 500 and so on.
September 1973
Cycle Guide
0
$7.50
View Kawasaki 14

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1974 Kawasakis
Full color Two-Page 16" x 10 3/4" ad for "The New Arrivals". There is a picture of a crowd of people looking anziously into the showroom window of the local Kawasaki dealer at the models from the new year parked and waiting. The sign says they are closed but the crowd that consists of people ranging from old to young and police officers to Nuns looks like they are going to wait until the doors open. The text explains that it is unusual for bikes from 1974 to be on sale in 1973 but they just have so many good ones to show. It talks about the three new Motocross machines, the lightweight 125 Enduro, the middleweight 90cc Mini-Enduro, and, of course, the new and improved 900cc Z-1.
October 1973
Cycle
1
$7.50
View Kawasaki 12

1974 Kawasaki Z-1 900
Full color 16" x 11" Two-Page ad for this powerful and popular motorcycle. The ad has a photo of a man who has ridden his Z-1 to the gas pump at a small town station. As he stands admiring an antique motorcycle in need of restoration in the bay of the station the rest of the townspeople stand admiring his motorcycle. The ad headline calls it "The Center of Attention".
January 1974
Cycle magazine
0
$8.00
View Kawasaki 5

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Sold Out

1974 Enduros
Full color 7 3/4" x 10 3/4" ad for the bikes that let you go to hard places the easy way. There is a picture of a rocky road with a road sign saying Pavement Ends with a car parked next it and a couple unloading their gear to prepare for a hike to Bear Lake for a day of fishing. Passing these people by at a high rate of speed is a Kawasaki Enduro that is carrying two people and a load of fishing gear of it's own. The headline says that it is "Paving the Way" and the text starts by saying that "The end of the road can be the start of your fun". It also talks about some of the many things that an Enduro can do and tells us that a Kawasaki Enduro is available "ranging through a variety of sizes up to a big 350".
July 1974
Cycle magazine
1
$7.50
View Kawasaki 10

1974 Kawasaki Sports Motorcycles
Full color 7 3/4" x 11" ad shows a traffic jam where the young man on the Kawasaki is being admired by a young lady in the back seat of the car stopped next to him. The ad headline gives the simple advice "Eyes on the Road".
August 1974
Cycle magazine
1
$7.50
View Kawasaki 2

1975 KZ-400
Full color 8" x 11" ad for the bike that will take all of your thoughts. There is a picture of an older man who is sitting, in his pajamas, on his new Kawasaki in his garage reading a book while his wife stands watching with a sly smile on her face. The text is a copy of the conversation between Frank, his wife Elaine and his bike.
November 1974
Playboy
1
$7.50
View Kawasaki 9

1975 Kawasaki 903cc Z-1
Full color 7 3/4" x 10 3/4" ad shows a group of limo drivers gathered around a Z-1 parked in front of a fancy house. The ad tells the story about the lady one of them drove in who will be going home with the driver of the bike.
May 1975
Playboy
1
$8.00
View Kawasaki 3

1980 KE100
Full color 7 1/2" x 10 1/4" ad that tells you "How to convince yourself to buy a Kawasaki KE100 instead of a moped."
July 1980
Playboy
1
$7.00
View Kawasaki 1

1984 KLR 600
Full color 7 1/2" x 10 1/4" ad for their powerful, dual-purpose motorcycle. The ad has a picture of this bike from the side and another picture of the bike being ridden across a dirt area. The ad text mentions some of the many unique things about this bike including the fact that it is the only 4-stroke, liquid-cooled, single cylinder, dual purpose motorcycle in the world.
May 1984
Cycle World
1
$7.50
View Kawasaki 8










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