Kawasaki KZ900 C-2 Police Model Motorcycle

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Description
The Kawasaki Motors Corporation produced this KZ900 C-2 Police Model motorcycle in the company’s U.S. plant in Lincoln, Nebraska in 1976. The model was designed in cooperation with Kawasaki, police departments, and the automotive designer and race car driver Dan Gurney. The California Highway Patrol has used different makes of motorcycles. The department purchased Kawasaki motorcycles during the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s. The last CHP Kawasaki debuted in 1999. The California Highway Patrol donated the motorcycle to the Smithsonian Institution for the "America on the Move" exhibit.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1976
used date
1976-1990
maker
Kawasaki Motors Corporation
used
United States: California
Physical Description
steel; rubber; fiberglass; plastic; glass (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 60 in x 40 in x 82 in; 152.4 cm x 101.6 cm x 208.28 cm
weight: 584 lb
ID Number
2003.3094.01
catalog number
2003.3094.01
accession number
2003.3094
Credit Line
Gift of California Highway Patrol
See more items in
Work and Industry: Transportation, Road
America on the Move
Transportation
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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