VIN: KZ750?-000001 ~
Engine: KZ750?E000001 ~
Colors: Luminous Midnight Diamond Ruby Clear
Characteristics that distinguish the ’81 750 from the previous years of 750 twins: For starters, it doesn’t exist. Yep, this page is somewhat of a parody, and not a very good one at that. But you have to admit the “Colors” line above is pretty funny… …in Kaw Twin humor.
Anyway, the truth is that there is some scant evidence to suggest that the ’82 M1/CSR was intended to be released for the ’81 model year; most notably that it is described exactly as such in one of the printed manuals I have. That, and the fact that there was only one year with no 750 Twin in the whole model line run (’81), and then the next year there were, for the first time, three of them (M1, S1, Y1) with enough stylistic variances and generational similarities to suggest that they might have been intended as the M1’s successors… In my opinion.
Or maybe Mother Kaw was just waaay too busy with her brand new baby, the 750-four, which was released in ’80, hoping to mitigate further confusion between the models for one year… Hmm…
Or maybe I’m just way into conspiracy theories.