1986 Kawasaki 454 LTD from United States of America
Preserving a moment in Kawasaki motorcycle history
I'm in the process of restoring this bike, it had been in storage for a number of years and recently was vandalized when a thief attempted to steal it and damaged the igniter, broke 2 turn signals, while stealing the battery. Many other parts were missing like the top battery box clamp, the igniter mount bracket, left side gusset cover, air box filter inlet box, toolkit, and choke cable. The thief was trying to steal the entire bike when he was caught in the act, but I don't think was ever prosecuted. That's how I came to buy her because the owner was moving and bike sat outside for several months. So it's been my project to save her for the past couple of months, I've put a lot of TLC and time in her and am very close to finishing getting her roadworthy. Now, if I can only get the rear axle loose...
This bike was someone's pride and joy and you can tell she was loved and well taken care of. Perhaps it was meant for me to stumble upon her and rejuvenate this amazing piece of history, a combination of cruiser and sport-bike that isn't too big for smaller people or novices to learn on, yet is still very much a bad ass ride. They aren't making these anymore or anything even close. I will update my progress on the restoration of my 1986 Kawasaki 454Ltd once completed.
Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 8th June, 2023