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Kawasaki

Initially, Kawasaki was involved in shipbuilding, but today the main products produced are industrial robots, tractors, trains, engines, combat equipment, light planes and helicopters, motorcycles and quads, as well as parts for Boeing, Embraer and Bombardier aircraft. Kawasaki motorcycles are manufactured by Kawasaki Heavy Industries Motorcycles and Engines at factories in Japan, Michigan, Philippines, India, Indonesia, Bangladesh and Thailand.
Kawasaki Aircraft originally produced motorcycles under the Meguro name, acquiring a failing motorcycle manufacturer, Meguro Manufacturing, with which they worked. This eventually evolved into Kawasaki Motor Sales. Some early motorcycle models have an emblem that reads "Kawasaki Aircraft" on the fuel tank.
In 1962, Kawasaki engineers developed a four-stroke engine for small cars. Some engineers then moved to the Meguro plant to work on the Meguro K1 and SG, a 250cc single cylinder OHV engine. In 1963, Kawasaki and Meguro merged to form Kawasaki Motorcycle Co., Ltd.
Kawasaki motorcycles from 1962 to 1967 used an emblem that can be described as a flag on the wing.
The K2 was exported to the US for testing in response to the growing US 4-stroke motorcycle market. At first he was rejected due to lack of power. In the mid-1960s, Kawasaki finally exported a moderate number of motorcycles. The 1968 Kawasaki H1 Mach III, along with several enduro-style bikes to compete with Yamaha, Suzuki and Honda, caught on in boosting Kawasaki sales.