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Acala the history of Kawasaki disease can be considered 1876, when Shozo Kawasaki (Shozo Kawasaki) founded the Shipyard Tsukiji Kawasaki (Kawasaki Tsukiji Shipyard) in Tokyo. Eighteen years later, in 1896, she became part of Kawasaki Dockyard Co., Ltd.

Shot Kawasaki was born in Kagoshima in the family of merchant kimono, at age 17, he had already been trading in Nagasaki, at the time the only place in Japan that was open to the West. He began shipping business in Osaka in 27 years, and failed, when his cargo ship sank during a storm. In 1869, he joined the company, selling sugar from the Ryukyu Islands (now the Prefecture of Okinawa), founded by samurai Kagoshima, and in 1893, investigated sugar from the Ryukyu Islands and sea routes to the Islands on demand of the Ministry of Finance. In 1894, he was appointed Executive Vice-President of Mail, Shipping companies of Japan (Japan Mail Steam-Powered Shipping Company), and succeeded in opening of the sea route to the Ryukyu and transportation of sugar to the Islands of Japan.

After many Maritime accidents, Kawasaki became more trust in Western courts, because they were more spacious, stable and faster than the typical Japanese court. At the same time, he was very interested in modern shipbuilding industry. In April, 1878, with the support of Masayoshi Matsukata (Masayoshi Matsukata, Vice Minister of Finance, who was from the same province that and Kawasaki, he founded the Shipyard Tsukiji Kawasaki (Kawasaki Tsukiji Shipyard) on borrowed land from the government near the river Sumidagawa (Sumidagawa), Tsukiji Minami-Iizaka-cho (currently Tsukiji 7-chome, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, a major step forward as a shipbuilder.

 Legend Kawasaki motorcycles

More than forty years ago Kawasaki began full-scale production of motorcycles. The first engine for motorcycle was developed based on the technical know-how obtained from the development and production of aircraft engines Kawasaki. Output in industry Led-Motorcycle this aspiration Kawasaki develop new technologies. During these years were issued numerous new models, which helped to shape the market, and was created a lot of Motorcycles Legends of their time, based on the speed and strength equipment Kawasaki. In 1996 was 10 million motor vehicle.

The project Kawasaki 1952

KE-1 Engine motorcycle finished Kawasaki Machine Industry come from Kawasaki Aircraft Company, factory Takatsuki. Avia Engineers started working on KE in 1949. Mass production begins in 1953. With air cooling, 148cc, OHV, with a maximum capacity of 4 HP 4. 000 revolutions per minute.

Kawasaki 1955

Start of production of engine KB-5 (the Company Kawasaki Aircraft, SVOD Kobe). Responsive in low and mid receives excellent reputation among motorcyclists. Within the next 10 years Kawasaki KB-5 has been updated several times and provided a basis for 125ccm engines Kawasaki. In the same year it was released Meihatsu 125-500 , equipped KB-5.

Kawasaki 1956

In 1956 debuts Meihatsu 125 Delux. 1957 production of the improved version KB 5 engines, KB-5A. It was also the first year when the patch "Kawasaki" was printed on a Motorcycle.

Meihatsu 125 Delux, as he said, was "Wear-resistant Kawasaki Engine" Meihatsu 125 Delux (Kawasaki Meihatsu Industries) has developed a maximum speed of 120 km/h for the test log "motorcycle industry magazine, setting a record in its category. In a separate test Kawasaki engine proved a phenomenal iznosoustojchivostju, skimming over 50, 000 miles without any consequences

Kawasaki 1960

In 1960 Kawasaki finishing the construction of a production line in a factory. Devoted exclusively to the production and sales of motorcycle Kawasaki 125 New Ace.

Kawasaki 1961

In 1961 started selling Kawasaki Pet and Kawasaki 125B7. Using the most advanced materials and unusual external motorcycle design, the project has received a high estimation of the public.

Kawasaki 1962

In 1962 started selling Kawasaki125B8. Designed and manufactured exclusively by the Airline Kawasaki, was awarded the title of practical motorcycle # 1 thanks torque at low engine speeds, noiseless motor and high wear resistance.

Kawasaki 1963

In 1963, B8M Motocrosser took the first six positions in the Tournament Motocross Hyogo Prefecture.

Awe-inspiring Red-Tank Furore" All motorcycles Kawasaki reached the finish line having completed the race, and has proven that "Kawasaki" reliable and trouble-free equipment in races on a heavy off-road. Later in the Tournament Motocross Fukui Prefecture, technique Kawasaki won all stages of the race. And at tournaments took place in Western Japan, motorcycles Kawasaki were the winners in most events, despite not competition last year. Vydayuschiesya achievements "Red-Tank Furore" (named for the prominent red tank) earned astrosat rivals reputation.
Kawasaki 1966

International recognition as a major producer of motorcycles, Kawasaki received thanks to the popularity of model
Kawasaki 650W1 in the USA.

Also in 1966, was held the first sale of motorcycles series A1 (engine capacity of 250 cubic meters). It was the first motorcycle in its class equipped by the engine with air cooling, 2-tact, 2-spindle lathe and turning Poppet valve. Motorcycle A1 demonstrated phenomenal performance.

Outstanding Grand Prix achievements in the races. In the finals of the World Championship (FIM) in 1966 the first Grand Prix winner motorcycle CAS Special (CAS Unique)(engine cab) finished on 7-th and 8-th place. Japanese motorcycle Championship A1R (250 cube) finished second. In Singapore at the championship Grand Prix winners, motorcycle A7R (350 cube) took the 1st and 2nd place, and the bike A1R (250 cube) finished 2nd and 3rd. In the finals of the World Championship (FIM) on Competition in Japan motorcycle KA-2 with engine liquid-cooled, 4-stroke ( engine capacity 124 Cuba), equipped with the first in the world rare exhaust unit, took 3-th and 4-th place and proved technological superiority of the company Kawasaki 1969

In 1968 he began selling motorcycle H1 (500 cubic meters) (500SS Mach-III in Japan). This motorcycle is the fastest in its class with a maximum speed of 200 km/h along with triple-cylinder, 2-clock air-cooled engine.
Nick »Bronco» is securely attached to the motorcycle N1 and marked the beginning of Epoha King Legendary Speed Kawasaki.

The Birth Of The World Champion
On the World Championship Races FIM motorcyclist Dave Simmons on the Kawasaki motorcycle with engine capacity of 125 cube series KR1 won the Grand Prix Championship of West Germany and on the Isle of Mann, and also a series of other Championships.

In 1972 started overseas sale motorcycle series Z1 (900 cubic meters). Sale of domestic version Z2 (750 cubic meters) began the following year.

The Birth Of The Legendary King Power.

Motorcycle Z1, with the world's first engine (4-cylinder) with air cooling, dual overhead camshaft and other impressive specifications became the world's most powerful motorcycle.
5 years of the «new York steak» underwent different modifications until it became a bestseller.
The domestic version Z2 in Japan was wildly popular.
Many years abroad version Z1 was known as the «King of Motorcycles, even to our time many mania to this bike has remained. The popular version Z2 in Japan soared to # 1 thanks to readers of magazines about motorcycles. Motorcycle received a new name «the Myth Z».

In 1977, the company sells new version Z1-R (1,000 cubic metres). This motorcycle was awarded with a praise abroad due to the stylish look.


In 1978, the company produces for sale version Z1300. «Fearless» has become known thanks to the biggest in Japan the engine (1300 cubic meters). This motorcycle was proud of 4-stroke, line 6 - cylinder engine with liquid cooling with double overhead camshaft. Show Engines in Cologne has become the reference point of a new era of the Legendary Monster Kawasaki.


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