Venier motorcycles revamps 1984 kawasaki KZ 1000 into giappone race bike
With its timeless features, the giappone by venier custom motorcycles is part of a new season for vintage high-performance motorcycles. originally a kawasaki KZ 1000 LTD from 1984, the donor bike has been transformed into a racing vehicle — as a statement to legalize vintage street motorbikes. following up with the VX 1000 sp italia by the end of the year, two models are being built as we speak; a brown seat complemented with a white tank, rear fender with a gold logo and a matte black framework and wheels.
the giappono is part of a new season of high-performance vintage motorcycles
in order to accommodate the new lines with knee niches for more grip, venier custom motorcycles has fabricated the body by modifying the original tank. the fairing is a modified moto guzzi le man race bike, the exhaust a modified kerker, and the front end belongs to a honda CBR 1000RR with custom rotors. finally, a tarozzi rear set and GPS custom speedo complete the vehicle.
giappone – venier motorcycles
video courtesy of stefano venier
even more, the back frame has been altered to fit a handmade fender and seat where underneath hides the small lithium battery and the M-Unit from moto gadget. the latter is also included in the handle bar for lights and grips — while the tail section has a hidden brake and switch lights. given how the giappone bike is capable of high power, brakes and suspensions have been greatly improved.
right side – white tank and dark leather seat highlight the bike’s timeless quality
the back frame has been altered to fit a handmade fender and seat
front view – handle bars have been improved to accommodate the high-powered giappono
back view – the tail section has a hidden brake and switch lights
the donor bike is originally a kawasaki KZ 1000 LTD from 1984
left side – black matte fairing, frame and wheels
gold venier logo
a small lithium battery and M-Unit from moto gadget hide underneath the seat