The new ICON 1000 MH1000 jacket
Rocket ship: An 80s-style Kawasaki Z800 from Smoked Garage

Rocket ship: An 80s-style Z800 from Smoked Garage

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The Kawasaki Z800 flew under the radar in most countries. It’s good rather than great: a solid, slightly buzzy streetfighter that’s carrying a few too many pounds. It ended up being overshadowed by Yamaha’s all-conquering MT-09. But once you strip off the jagged plastics, there’s a very good base for customization. We’re betting the Z800…