Kawasaki

Kawasaki

 

 

 

Originally established in 1924, the company was involved in metallurgy and the aircraft industry. In 1949 Kawasaki entered the motorcycle industry by producing small capacity engines and in 1954 produced their first entire motorcycle under the name of Meihatsu (a subsidiary of Kawasaki Aircraft Co.). Yet it was not until 1960, upon purchasing Meguro Motorcycles – the oldest motorcycle company in Japan at that time – that the first motorcycle rolled off the production line under the Kawasaki moniker.