- Jun 30, 2012
I rode a Z900 Kawasaki when they were new. To me, it felt like a British 350 but faster. My 500cc Triton always felt huge but slower. If I dropped the gearing it was faster than a Z900 around the slow parts of Winton. But down the straights, a Z900 would make really go backwards. I beat plenty of RD350s and a Honda Black Bomber was hopeless. The CB750s which were fitted with 450 pistons to become 830cc were fast enough, but did not handle. These days the CB750s are 1100cc on methanol and full of titanium - still useless. Although the guys who race them think they are great. If I race again, they will get upset because I have them sussed.. Last time I had a problem when I was in front - DNF. But it won't happen again.