Kawasaki F7 175 Reviews from United States of America

1974 Kawasaki F7 175

Model year1974
Year of manufacture1974
First year of ownership2010
Most recent year of ownership2010
Acceleration marks 7 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 9 / 10
Handling marks 8 / 10
Braking marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.1 / 10
Previous motorcycleBaja Motorsports DR70


Best bike I have ever ridden

General Comments:

Very good handling for such an old bike. I was wanting something to ride till I can get a KX125, but I love this bike so much.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd December, 2010

1972 Kawasaki F7 175

Model year1972
Year of manufacture1972
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2005
Acceleration marks 9 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 8 / 10
Handling marks 7 / 10
Braking marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired1020 miles
Most recent distance1200 miles
Previous motorcycleKawasaki KE 100


A vintage bike, that has too much life in it to take to the junkyard


It needs a new rear sprocket and a clutch pack.

General Comments:

This bike was given to me by a friend. I cleaned the fuel filter and carb and it barked to life.

I've had a Kawasaki KE100 in the past, and it was very reliable and a ball to whip down some trails, so I'm anxious to fix the clutch on the F7 175. I did ride the F7 down the road after getting it running and it's noisy, but appears to have a lot of torque. When I get the new clutch pack in it, I should feel much more torque.

I'm considering restoring this bike. Anyone out there have/had one? I'd like to read your comments.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th March, 2007

19th Mar 2007, 19:28

Hi! I too have a F7 that was given to me. This bike was given to me by a friend. The bike had sat for years, and when I finally got it running, it was all the bike I needed. I weigh about 220lbs and the terrain is Ozark like hilly.

I am in the process of getting it back on the road. I left it outside about 2 years thinking that the engine would be sealed from the moisture. The piston seized in the cylinder and I have just discovered that the wrist pin is seized. I do not really know which way to go because money is always a concern. I very seldom needed to go faster that 55 mph, but the bike always pulled me through hill and trail. I fear that the clutch is also just about gone.


Good luck.

Average review marks: 7.8 / 10, based on 2 reviews