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1974 Kawasaki Z1A / New Generation Classics


If you follow the race scene, you’ll probably know the name Graeme Crosby. In the 1980s he won the Daytona 200, the Imola 200, the Suzuka 8 Hours, and the Isle of Man TT. And then promptly quit. He’s a national icon in his home country of New Zealand, and there’s a steady stream of visitors to his home and workshop in the rolling hills of Matakana, an hour north of Auckland.

Crosby might be retired but he’s as busy as ever, and age has not dulled his energy. He’s set up a bike building operation called New Generation Classics, and with the help of an ex-Britten mechanic, he’s turning out some very interesting resto-mods — like this 1974 Kawasaki Z1A built for a local enthusiast — via Bike EXIF

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