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2012 Kuwahara KE-01 E.T.

2012 Kuwahara KE-01 E.T.

This is the original display model that was used by the factory since the launch of the Anniversary edition back in July 2012 and it was the very last KE-01 left in their inventory as of March 2013

During my recent visit to the International Bike Show in Taipei (March 20th / 23rd 2013), I had the opportunity to meet with Mr Takuo and Mr Takashi Kuwahara (Father and son) to discuss a little about their Kuwahara ET.


They explained to me that back in 2002 Kuwahara decided to re-issue 300 bikes using NOS frame sets to celebrate the E.T anniversary and the first year of Universal Studios in Japan under the model KZ-2.5; due to their tremendous success they decided to create a second anniversary run 10 years later now called the Kuwahara KZ-01.

The bike pictured here, is the original display model that was used by the factory since the launch of the Anniversary edition in Asia back in July 2012; they made a run of 400 units to be distributed in Japan and another 400 to be sold worldwide, this piece was the very last KE-01 left in their inventory as of March 2013, both of them were very gracious to let me purchase it directly at the show.

I will post many other photos in the discussion thread.

Thank you for reading.
  • All-Around
  • Company: Kuwahara
  • Model: KE-01
  • Wheel Size: 20"
  • Headtube size: 1"
  • Details 2012 Anniversary Edition. Original Factory Display.