UK trade fair Expo 2018 - Modern motorcycles with styling reminders of the past
Another market trend is for manufacturers to look at their history and reference past success with styling that evokes this. The Z1 Kawasaki 900 was the motorcycle that displaced the Honda 750 at the top of the superbike era of the 1970s. It was a huge sales success.
The new Kawasaki new 900cc four has styling cues that are taken from the original Z1 particularly the colour scheme. The seat has a flip at the back something called the “duck bill” look that featured on the original.