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Many years ago, I rode my best friend's 1974 750. I had the KZ900 at the time. He just got it & thought he'd bring it over to get my opinion. Well, he said to go ahead & take it out. I took it out. I was riding along a straight stretch of road & wicked it WO. The thing hardly moved, 2500 RPM 3500 RPM. I was thinking, "This thing's a slug!". All of a sudden, just as the tach hit about 6000 RPM, I though I was rear-ended by a freaking missile! I was not prepared for the peaky powerband. My 900 was quicker, the power delivery being a steady rush all the way to redline. I drove home, gave the bike back to him. He asked how I liked it. I told him, "Pretty good". Of course, he didn't see me having to dig my eyeballs out from the back of my skull! I swear to this day he did it to psych me out. Fond memory, though.
That's why they called the beasts "wodowmakers". You really have to know how to ride the suckers. I knew the 500's had a nasty powerband, and a lot of the guys (back then) who bought them new, and while riding them home, decided to wick it open. Well, when they found themselves in an unexpected unicycle position on the highway, they just turned around & went right back to the dealer & got something else. The 750's were a bit tamer on the powerband issue, but not by that much. Funny memory, though.
My old buddy's bike was bone stock. Those bikes are a hoot to ride once you get to know them.
Had a neighbor a few houses down who had the 500 H1 & rode it for years, full bore everywhere. Sometimes he was just a blur going by our house. If you didn't see him, you would just hear a "zzzzzzoooooo" & he was gone.
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