Hello there, i just wana know the real myth behind the kawasaki death in Pakistan, any body know the true story?
cos it was too good for the cops :).
well there are a number of thoeries ...
some say the politicians at that time had shares in honda so they forced kawa out.
...lots and lots of theories...
i myself love kawas and have three :).
I don't have a clear idea but as far as I remember it was first located in Sakhakot near my village (Badragga, Shergarh) in NWFP but due to local outrage by some local gangs (Sufi Ameen) and later due to strikes by workers against low wages it was dismantled and moved to Haripur NWFP, where it died its slow death due to tax relaxation being taken back and putting a non-declared ban on GTO-110 and yes, slow sales of GTO-125.....
This is what I know.... hope if someone can give a better perspective
GTO-110...lets just say its one of those "super" things...u gota own one to know it man, its powerful!!!
@Salar , good info man!!!
@khorshid, as i said, u will here a lot of different things from different people, but @salar is a very reliable source!!!
Not even the bike but name "Kawasaki" itself has a special appeal. I loved it but could never own one due to one reason or another. Now I intend to buy a Kawasaki Ninja, but my wife thinks thats its too fast and dangerous. I am getting a good deal on a 2003 model in lemon green colour.
well i also love the GTO 125 alot...believe tht tht beast cant even b beaten by a suzu 150....thtz a damn fast machine...someone told me a few months back tht kawasakis r again goin to produce bikes in pak.....if they do so, they'll b back in competition with suzuki, yamaha, and off course a very UNFAIR MARKET created by honda...
@xtremist, u must realise, this industry has come a long way and basically companies now are looking to cut costs. We might not see the same "pidar" kawasaki again, with so much power and thirst for fuel.
when i was a kid,, i heard kawasaki pk closed due to bad senior mgt. after i fainted on bike,, i was never interested in bikes anymore.. or why kawasaki pk was closed.
The reason I know that it was very reliable and fast as compared to other bikes at that time .The robbers used those bikes instead of the other ones Police could not catch those bikes that is why they forced Kawasaki to stop producing those bikes .Man They were the most best bikes ever produced in Pakistan .My father had Gto 110 I think which was only 32 thousand kilometers driven in only I think in 17 years.Yaar I mised that bike If know riding bike I would never sell that bike.The Honda CG125 gave disk brake ,fuel tank meter and front hood or casing in 2006 as compared to Kawaski which gave those things in I think 1990 .
In the Year 1992, I was hardly 16, Used to go to the Kawasaki dealer who had 2 GTO 125s for 6 Months I think and he cant sell them, Finally bought Yamaha YB-100 in December 1992 for Rs.32,500/= Kawasaki GTO 125 was for Rs. 40,000/= in the year 1992.If i somehow knew that it was the Last year of Kawasaki in Pakistan, I definately have bought a Kawasaki.
well bro u r absolutely rite....if kawasaki starts production in pak again then it wont b 2 stroke bikes....and if the GTO 125 isnt two stroke then surely it cant b even near to the old GTO 125 performance and it will b like the cg 125 and gs 125's....so kawasaki gto is fastest of being a 2 stroke bike tooo... but still , besides all of these, i love tht machine...
@xtremist, yeah bro...the golden age of GTO's was late 70's to early 90's. i am lucky i have my collection...
Other than speed the looks of the Kawasaki were also different from all...it looks super sleek and beautiful. Honda and Yamaha were all Round shaped while Kawasaki had a Squarish effect coz of those straight lines on the Tank. It also had an excellent saftey feautre....If the stand was down you couldnt start a GTO-125 unless you retracted the stand.
my dad got one when i was even smaller than its tale light
if the GTO needs to be fixed its stand will be down. in the process everytime mechanic has to retract the stand? :o
i think its the small stand that needs to be retracted...not the double stand....
also there is a "clutch" system...which means wen u press the clutch lever the side stand will automatically be retracted..!!
@Beeberg & Humy..this device is a small button like device and is linked with the side stand. When a mechanic works on a bike its usually on the main stand not side stand. When a bike is on the main stand you cant just ride away on it buy people sometimes forget to retract the side stand and start riding which can cause an accident.
@arid, yup, i am trying to find someone who can restore the very system in my GTO 125.