Kawasaki was as guilty as anyone. Its pre-1985 entry in the class was the 440 LTD, a Chevy Chevette of a motorcycle that evolved from the plain-Jane KZ400 of a decade earlier, and about as far from the cutting edge of motorcycle technology as it's possible to get. Not so with the 454 LTD. First off, it was designed from the outset to be a cruiser-style machine. While purists may snicker and call it a "chopperette," there's no denying that this is the style of motorcycle that Americans are clamoring for. From its fat rear tire to its cascading seat to its stretched-out front fork, the LTD is pure cruiser. And even if it doesn't break any new styling ground, it does manage to give off an inviting, almost jaunty, feel.
Old Bike Barn offers a wide selection of parts to keep old motorcycles on the road. Things like engine gasket sets, carburetor kits, fork seals, levers, cables, brake pads and more to help you resurrect and maintain your Kawasaki KZ440. We also believe that any machine can be turned into a Café Racer, Street Tracker, Bobber or Chopper and we offer a wide selection of parts to retrofit almost any beast in those traditional styles. Our team rides and wrenches so feel free to reach out if you have questions about your Kawasaki KZ440!