"We’ll just drop by at the Benders..."
Already back in their school days, the two brothers started to work at the local Kawasaki dealer, fixing up motorcycles that had been demolished in accidents. From the money they earned in these early days, they made their first two-wheeled dreams come true – from the legendary Kawa Z 550/650B to the sporty GPZ models – covering all engine capacities. Of course back then, four cylinders were a must-have.
The garage of their house eventually became the meeting point for motorcycle enthusiasts from the entire district. “We’ll just drop by at the Benders”, was a phrase often heard in the streets of Karlsruhe in the 80’s. The backyard was full of riders that got addicted to the motorcycles: with cigarettes in their mouths, girlfriends on the work bench, oil stains under the engines, and a wide grin on their faces – they were indeed having fun!