The first Kawasaki motorcycle sold in the United States did not bear the Japanese name, almost as if the esteemed manufacturing conglomerate did not want to sully its Meguro Motorcycles brand with a two-wheeled flop abroad (some of those bikes were essentially copies of BSA models). Instead, in 1966, the company released an underpowered, two-stroke bike, rebranded as an Omega. It was not an auspicious beginning, but by 1968, the Kawasaki...Continue Reading