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    Senior Member WA ThomasJ's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shin-Ken 1074 View Post
    Hi Tom. Sticking with the W.W. version, Suzuki imported 200 units in the first shipments to try and meet the homologation requirement to have sold a minimum 200 W.W. Kats to qualify to race in Australian Production Series. (They missed the boat - or to be accurate they stayed on the boat). More W.W. Kats were imported, the V.I.N. confirm this. However, after many attempts over the years by various clubs and individuals both here in Oz and Hammamatsu, Suzuki have never been able to confirm exactly how many 1100 W.W. Kats were imported to Australia. The Spread of V.I.N. would seem to indicate several hundred were imported between mid 1981 and early 1982. The 1100 was a dead duck for Proddie Racing after 1982 when the class limit was reduced to 1000cc forcing Suzuki to release the Kat 1000cc which were not supplied with W.W. ex-factory.

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    Cheers Glen and thanks.

    The seller was to call over the weekend with VIN but I have heard nothing.
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    Apparently there is no VIN.


    The frame, being SO exclusive, has no number stamped into it apparently.
    So it's either some sort of actual, genuine race special hitherto unbeknownst to every Kat enthusiast in the world, or it's a ruse of some kind.

    I'd hazard a guess the current owner has been sold a pup and he's now trying to recoup his losses...

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    Senior Member WA ThomasJ's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by gtboy View Post
    Apparently there is no VIN.


    The frame, being SO exclusive, has no number stamped into it apparently.
    So it's either some sort of actual, genuine race special hitherto unbeknownst to every Kat enthusiast in the world, or it's a ruse of some kind.

    I'd hazard a guess the current owner has been sold a pup and he's now trying to recoup his losses...
    Okay, what is on the rego papers then?
    Last edited by ThomasJ; 05-03-18 at 01:17 PM.
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    Hi Thomas
    I'm in Hobart for a couple of days next Tues/Wed if you want someone to have a look.

    Cheers
    Stuart

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    Senior Member WA ThomasJ's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tomcat View Post
    Hi Thomas
    I'm in Hobart for a couple of days next Tues/Wed if you want someone to have a look.

    Cheers
    Stuart
    Thanks Stuart. I appreciate that. Still waiting for my messages to be returned.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ThomasJ View Post
    Okay, what is on the rego papers then?
    Dunno mate.


    Is it even registered?

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    Senior Member WA ThomasJ's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by gtboy View Post
    Dunno mate.


    Is it even registered?
    according to the ad it is. Still no response.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ThomasJ View Post
    according to the ad it is. Still no response.
    Bummer...


    Might have to give that one a swerve.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shin-Ken 1074 View Post
    Hi Tom. Sticking with the W.W. version, Suzuki imported 200 units in the first shipments to try and meet the homologation requirement to have sold a minimum 200 W.W. Kats to qualify to race in Australian Production Series. (They missed the boat - or to be accurate they stayed on the boat). More W.W. Kats were imported, the V.I.N. confirm this. However, after many attempts over the years by various clubs and individuals both here in Oz and Hammamatsu, Suzuki have never been able to confirm exactly how many 1100 W.W. Kats were imported to Australia. The Spread of V.I.N. would seem to indicate several hundred were imported between mid 1981 and early 1982. The 1100 was a dead duck for Proddie Racing after 1982 when the class limit was reduced to 1000cc forcing Suzuki to release the Kat 1000cc which were not supplied with W.W. ex-factory.

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    Thanks for the info Glen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ThomasJ View Post
    Thanks Stuart. I appreciate that. Still waiting for my messages to be returned.
    Hi Thomas

    Just checked the website for the address, and it's now removed from site.

    Anything you want to tell the class?

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