Of the “Big Four” Japanese motorcycle manufacturers, Kawasaki stands out from Honda, Suzuki and Yamaha in at least one notable way: it doesn’t produce scooters. Well, at least not for developed western markets. In the Philippines, Kawasaki offers a 112cc step-through scooter called the Curve, pictured above, while other Asian markets get underbone-style models like […]
Hilarious Vintage Kawasaki Ad You’d Never See Today + Video
If you meet the nicest people on a Honda, then apparently you got all girls if you rode a Kawasaki. Not just any Kawi, but a Kawasaki 100 at that. Check out this hilarious vintage ad to see what I mean.
Today, this video is a legal team’s worst nightmare. Think about it, you’ve got motorcycles, wheelies, an attractive woman, and partial nudity. Throw in a bit of irresponsible riding and objectification of said woman, and you have a commercial that would never see the light of day today. But in the late 60s and early 70s this was advertising gold.
Kawasaki has a reputation of being the edgiest of the Japanese brands, partly because of ads like this, but just imagine if Team Green recreated this ad, say, for the Z1000 today. It’d be pushing the boundaries of pornography!
Oh well, guess we can’t have it all. For now, let’s just remember the way things used to be.