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Kawasaki KZ750 ‘La-Loma 750’ by Valtoron


Posted on January 22, 2014 by Scott in Scrambler. 22 comments

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Words by Ian Lee.

Passion. The Spanish are known for their passion; in life, in love and most importantly for us, in their custom motorcycle builds. The lines of a vintage MX bike, massaged into existence with a Mediterranean flavour make for one hell of a beautiful ride. This unique custom rolled out of the Spanish workshop Valtoron, named ‘La Loma 750’ it’s a reworked Kawasaki KZ750 stripped of the majority of it’s factory componentry. In its place you’ll find a stripped back dirt chewing machine, with go to match the show. And what a show it is.

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Taking the standard Kwaka, the Valtoron crew stripped the bike back to its bare frame and ditched the factory swing arm. The frame was modified and strengthened to give the bike a better chance at surviving the rigours of off-road riding. Sitting in place of the stock swing arm is a Suzuki GS1000 unit, stripped of anything superfluous to cut down on weight. A pair of old school MX coil springs flank the rear guard, adding to the dirt ability of the machine.

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The ride at the front end of the Kwaka is thanks to a set of 41mm Husqvarna WR250 forks, with a stock SR250 brake setup mounted to it. Atop the forks sit a pair of handlebars donated by a Bultaco Pursang MK8, adding to the bike’s Spanish styling. At the rear the brakes have been fashioned from Husqvarna components, both front and rear rims are also Husqvarna sourced spoked items.

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The body work on the bike is 100% Valtoron, leaving their stamp quite literally on some of the custom metalwork. With the original bodywork stripped from the Kawasaki, new panels were fashioned up in the Valtoron workshop. A new guard was manufactured using cast aluminium, a new seat used to fit with the concept of the build. Most importantly, a fuel tank was built from scratch to suit the lines of the bike and to give that off-road feeling the Valtoron boys were aiming for. The foot pegs are KTM items, to give the foot grip you need for control on the dirt.

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With no need for an exhaust system that sits low, a new scrambler type system was produced. A single pipe from each cylinder, running up either side of the bike and finishing flush with the rear coil springs. The transformed road bike is running sans silencers as well, to give that full on MX noise. The factory round engine plates have been ditched, in their place sit custom Valtoron plates, showing the ability of the bike building brothers. The engine cover plates have been given the drill treatment, to add to the look of lightness in the build.

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Sitting proud on knobby tires, the bike definitely has captured the look of wanting a dirt trail to explore, while looking pretty enough to catch attention while on the way there. With Spanish flair and the ability to craft the majority of components themselves, the brothers Valtoron have come up with another amazing build to add to their CV. From a rather pedestrian road bike something beautiful has been created, that is still able to be ridden. And ridden hard. You can be surprised with what passion can create.








  • pessimist

    Form over function, heavy and a dirty great big dent in the RH pipe for the kickstarter, all because they didn’t plan it out properly….
    Looks nice though

    • revdub

      You may need to spend more time looking at the pictures. That’s not a dent. In fact, if this were a dent, it would be the most uniform ever witnessed. It’s a custom cut-out for the kick start lever and obviously was planned out and properly. Not sure about how it might affect performance, if at all, but a cool touch nonetheless.

      • pessimist

        I spotted that it was cut and welded in, very neatly too. I would imagine that restricting the exhaust by halving it’s cross section would have a pretty serious effect on the performance, except on one cylinder only. Something you wouldn’t plan to do… This appears to be an “oh shit, we forgot about the kick starter, let’s cut a hole in the exhaust” situation.
        Well executed, poorly thought out

        • AWLongmeyer

          Be better off bending the kick lever, no?
          Beats the hell out of riding around with your finger stuck up the left pipe to balance things out. ;o)

  • moto-scoot bill

    these guys make pretty logos for the bike but the function is off the mark….take that swing arm mount both at the front by the engine, and the top for the shock…way off. that is why the swing arm drops so low and the chain is slack to over compensate for the bad design.

  • saunders

    I like the touch of brass… but something just isn’t right about the rear swingarm and shocks… and seat. BUT I love seeing cool old MX bikes getting brought back to life!

    • The bike they used isn’t an mx bike. Google ‘kz750’ and you’ll then see what they started with.

      • saunders

        No kidding! Wild bike to start with to make a DB out of…

  • adexterc

    I like the swing arm shock bit. I see it as allowing me to get 8 feet above the flat when cresting a hill and coming down at about 45 degrees with plenty of room to compress and not send my butt up to my shoulders.

  • Стефан ‘Dobermann’ Петров

    At first, this bike looks like art but If it’s meant to be ridden, the exhaust pipe is a big NO. It will burn your skin when you drive it offroad… Oh, and cutting-out a major performance part for something like kick start lever…? No.

  • Bultaco Metralla

    I couldn’t remember a Kawasaki KZ750 twin until I googled it and found it was sold as the the Z750 in Oz. Even then I can’t remember knowing anyone who owned on or even having seen one. Full points for making an enduro out of it and giving it long wheel travel. I looked at their website photo gallery and the suspension compresses quite a bit with a rider sitting on it, although it looks a handful in the dirt.

    • BigPeeWee

      A KZ750 twin in a dirt bike ? not about function.

  • bill smith

    I would love to thrash this and give it back to them abused, worn and dirty

    • arnold

      rode hard and put away wet. yup

  • Regardless of how you feel about the notched exhaust, they owe some proper acknowledgments to Holiday Customs… http://www.pipeburn.com/home/2013/3/8/yamaha-xs650-holiday-customs.html

    • SXVME

      Who cares if it was an “oh shit”. The bike as a whole is very cool and the brightwork is great. I’m just glad they actually welded the cutout for the kickstarter rather than smacking it with a hammer to dent it. Way more cred that way.

      • I totally agree. Anyone who takes the time to craft something has a lot more cred in my book too. Likely the same effort and craftsmanship used on this bike to create something I don’t much like was used elsewhere on the project. Notably, the brightwork.

  • Valtoron

    Thank you guys, Do you want to see the video of “La Loma 750”

    • itsmefool

      Beautiful video, but subtitles for us monoglots would’ve rocked, as I only know a little bit o’ Spanish! Lo siento.

  • John in Pollock

    I bet they practically wanted to commit suicide when, after tripping out on building the exhaust- they went to put the kickstarter on there.. aaaaand it whacked the pipe… ‘DOH!!!

  • Daniel

    Buenas a todos, la moto esta muy lograda la verdad soy aficionado a esta web y las motos que postean pero me llamo la atención esta moto ,me encanto el estilo y la perspectiva que tuvieron ala hora de hacer el diseño, el vídeo muy bueno también .

    felicitaciones a los fabricantes

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