Kawasaki's recipe for backroad cooking is a winner: the KZ550 is lighter and quicker than the 650, it has plenty of ground clearance and it steers lightly without being twitchy. But the 550 is one ingredient away from perfection: the brakes.
Here is the mother load! Original road tests of classic and vintage motorcycles, all here online instead of packed in stuffy boxes in your garage or basement. How cool is that?
The largest library of vintage motorcycle road tests online. Plus some cool stuff in the store.