Kawasaki reported net sales of 67.4 billion yen (US$686.5 million) from its Motorcycle and Engine division for the first quarter ended June 30, 2013. That represents a 26.2% increase from the net sales of 53.4 billion yen reported in the same period of 2012. According to Kawasaki’s first quarter report, the Motorcycle and Engine division […]
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.