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Kawasaki Z900

Kawasaki Z900 benchmark set

(by Guy ‘Guido’ Allen, June 2021)

kawasaki z900

It seems that if you now want a good restored example of a seventies Kawasaki Z900, it will set you back around Au$35,000 (US$26,000, GB£19,000). And you might consider adding a premium for the original Z1 model.

That was confirmed by a recent Shannons auction, where $35,200 was paid for a 1976 A4.

kawasaki z900

It follows up a similar result from a Grays auction at the start of May, where an exceptional 1973 model went for $37,500 (US$28,000, GB£20,300).

Kawasaki H2A

Premium seventies Kawasakis were one of the highlights of the event, with a 1973 H2A we covered earlier selling for $32,500 (US$24,300, GB£17,600).

That same Shannons event reflected a buoyant market. a couple of the exceptional results were:

matchless model x

Au$70,000 (US$52,400, GB£38,000) for a 1938 Matchless Model X;

bmw r50 with steib

And $53,500 (US$40,000, GB£29,000) for a 1959 BMW R50 with Steib sidecar. In this case the sidecar itself was arguably worth as much, if not more, than the motorcycle.

Here are the full motorcycle results:


63 2009 Vespa 250 GTV $9200
64 1961 Lambretta Li 125 $17,500
65 1985 Honda XL350R $6000
66 1983 Honda XL600R $8590
67 2007 Honda Z50 40th anniv $11,500
68 1975 Honda Goldwing modified $10,500
69 1976 Kawasaki Z900 A4 $35,200
70 1973 Kawasaki H2A 750 $32,500
71 1988 Dnepr MT11S outfit $8600
72 1949 Triumph 5T $16,00
73 1938 Matchless Model X $70,000
74 1913 Monarch JAP $17,500
75 1951 Triumph Tiger 100  $18,000
76 1951 Triumph Thunderbird 650 $25,750
77 1972 Norton Commando 750 $24,000
78 1959 BMW R50 with Steib sidecar $53,500




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