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Details about  1980 Kawasaki KZ550-A1 STUNNING 819 Mile Original Bike Un-Registered US Import

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1980 Kawasaki KZ550-A1 STUNNING 819 Mile Original Bike Un-Registered US Import
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Stoke 0n Trent, England, United Kingdom


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Item specifics

Used: An item that has been previously used. See the seller’s listing for full details and description of ... Read moreabout the condition
Year: 1980
Engine Size: 553 Manufacturer: Kawasaki
Power: 53 Model: KZ550-A1
Gears: Six-speed manual Type: Sports Touring
Start Type: Electric start Colour: Black
Drive Type: Chain Mileage: 819
Previously Registered Overseas: Yes
DK Motorcycles

Swift House
Liverpool Road
Newcastle under Lyme
Staffordshire ST5 9JJ

Call:01782 861100
1980 Kawasaki KZ550-A1 STUNNING 819 Mile Original Bike Un-Registered US Import

Manufacturer: Kawasaki
Model: KZ550-A1
Year: 1980 made in Dec 1979
Engine No: KZ550AE-001695
Frame No: KZ550A-001291
Starting at: £2499.99
Contact Mark Rushton or Neil Wilson
01782 861100

Stock No……………………62644

This fantastic old 1980 Kawasaki KZ550-A1 in touring trim has recently been imported from America where it has spent all its life. The air is thin, the climate & atmospheric conditions are far nicer than we struggle on with here in the UK, this and the fact this is a 1/one owner bike which has only done 819 miles have helped this old girl keep her looks.

PLEASE CHECKOUT THE LARGE PHOTO’s…. As you can see this bike is complete with genuine Kawasaki Vetter Quicksilver fairing serial No 12-002174. This bike is 100% genuine apart from the Panniers & luggage rack.

Looking around the bike you can see the mileage is genuine, though it has done 819 miles it looks like new…..THIS IS THE REAL DEAL almost flawless - not restored – over polished, over the top, re-sprayed or re-built with after market or used parts….This is as it left the factory!!! The tyres are the originals & are in good condition but they are 32/Thirtytwo years old and will probably need changing as a matter of course, but everything else is simply stunning.

The bike has been in dry storage for years & years – The battery is flat but when we hooked it up to a booster, fed a squirt of ether in to the air box, it coughed, spluttered, started & ran. The fuel tank is squeaky clean inside but it is obvious the carbs need cleaning….All the electrics, lights, horn indicators, switches etc are in good working order…..This is a proper time warp machine!!! 

If you have been looking for a classic Kawasaki multi mid-weight tourer then look no further, this is your chance to own this fantastic piece of Kawasaki motorcycling history. We can’t call this a restoration project as it doesn’t need restoring. We are listing this somewhat unique bike as a trade clearance item with a realistically low starting price & NO RESERVE so get bidding and own this genuine classic Kawasaki.

Please call NEIL WILSON or MARK RUSHTON on 01782 861100 ext 241 or 244 who will be more than happy to answer any questions you have, and can facilitate viewing of this bike.

General Information

Please note this bike is on display in our showroom. We reserve the right to cancel bids & withdraw the listing in the event of it being sold.

The bike is currently unregistered. The registration process is reasonably uncomplicated.

We have only got the certificates from Customs & Excise to prove we have paid VAT & duty, these will be provided with the bike with the official V55/5 forms for 1st registration application.


1. You need to get the bike MOT’d.

2. You need to prove the year of manufacture. Phone North Leicester Motorcycles on 01530 263381 with the frame & engine Numbers, for a small fee they will send you a letter confirming the age. Alternatively phone the UK importer customer services with the frame & engine Numbers, again for a small fee they will send you a letter confirming the age.

3. You need to have valid insurance on the bike. You can insure it on the chassis number.

4. Take all this paper work to your local VRO (vehicle registration office), who will charge you £55 for the 1st registration & the current amount for the road tax.

5. The VRO will give you a tax disc with your age related registration number.

Spares you may need

Our used spares dept may carry items you need for this project, give them a call on 01782 862200, if parts are available they will be happy to list them on EBay so you can purchase.

The bike can be viewed at DK Motorcycles, Swift House, Liverpool Road (A34), Newcastle-Under-Lyme, Staffordshire ST5 9JJ. Contact Neil Wilson 01782 861100 ext 241.

Arrangements are to be made within five working days; we accept Building Society cheques/Bank draughts made out to DK Motorcycles, all major debit and credit cards as well as cash on collection. Credit card payments attract a 2% surcharge. Personal cheques allow 7 days to clear.

UK delivery can be arranged at a cost of £1.20 per mile (min charge £30) and will be at our convenience. International delivery will be carried out by a freight company. Please contact us for a quote prior to bidding if delivery is needed.


Monday to Friday 9AM - 6PM
Saturday 9AM - 5PM
Sunday Closed


Cash on Collection
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Credit Card (2% surcharge)
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(Please allow 7 working days for payment to clear)


UK Delivery 120p per Mile (Minimum Charge £30)
International Please contact for quote
Most destinations are possible

Business seller information

DK Motorcycles & Spares
VAT number: UK 353516658
I provide invoices with VAT separately displayed.

Returns policy

Return policy details
If any part is not as described or does not function, please contact us before leaving negative feedback. Used parts can only be returned by prior arrangement. Buyer is responsible for ensuring that any used part is suitable for intended purpose and as such all Used Parts are sold as seen. Used Electrical/Electronic components cannot be returned under any circumstances. Please contact us by phone on 01782 862200 where you will receive a swift and efficient response. Please bear in mind that if you email us a reply may take a few days. However you contact us we will do our best to help you with either a replacement or refund.

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