A unique and rare 1977 Rickman/Kawasaki CR900! This bike has had a complete mechanical restoration, done by a reputable and well-established Kawasaki specialist shop. Videos were made which document the entire process of bringing this exotic machine back to life and are available on YouTube.
The engine was completely overhauled, cases were vapor blasted, and covers polished. Front forks have been rebuilt, rear shocks are new, has new overhauled brakes with custom-made lines, rebuilt gauges, genuine Kawasaki lions head key. Original Ronal wheels. Side stand, center stand, and chain guard were powder coated to match the polished frame. Solid state regulator/rectifier. The motorcycle is titled as a Rickman Z1.
The bodywork shined up nicely but does have some cracking and light scratches. The rear rim has a very slight warped area. Front tire should be replaced.
Link to video summarizing the restoration: https://youtu.be/6NwyyZBwb1c …. or watch the video here, on this page.
This appears to be original paint that has survived the time clock. It has cleaned up well and taken a good polish. Some signs of wear in evident in minimum scratches and light crackling.
No sheet metal. Body panels are fiberglass in very good condition except top of rear fender.
No chrome except for head light rim. All other non-painted surfaces have been cleaned and polished nicely.
Engine has been completely overhauled and runs well. Smooth through the gears and ready for some sport riding. Unique bike, restored with real attention to detail. New brake lines, shock bolts, sealed battery, solid state regulator rectifier, K&N filters, breather filter. Rebuilt carbs, vapor blasted engine cases, polished covers, replaced bolts and hardware, rebuilt brakes, new starter switch, Bator forks, Mulholland shocks, matched powder coated center and side stand, polished breather, foot peg rubbers, center stand stopper, polished chain guard, refurbished gauges. Some cracking and damage on original tailpiece as shown. Brakes are Lockheed
Wheels & Tires
Rims: Ronal; rear rim has a very slight warped area.
Front Tire: Dunlop K91 4.10/V18 (needs to be changed)
Rear Tire: Kenda Challenger 110/90-18 and is good.
Clean Title OH 43 0363 2028
Engine #: Z1E 075539
Frame #: 6272M
Valuation Resource Guide
76 900 $16,500
1975 KZ 900 $32,500