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Kawasaki Z1 Gallery

Kawasaki introduced the kz900 motorcycle in 1973. Four years later they introduced the kz1000. The original 1973 Kawasaki Z900/Z1/Z-1 was the first Japanese motorcycle with four cylinders, dual overhead cams and 903 cubic centimeters (cc's). It was one of the most powerful motorcycles produced up until that time. And even though its quarter mile times and top speeds were grossly overestimated, actual numbers were impressive enough to earn the bike the nickname The King. In 1977 a Z1000 ridden by Reg Pridmore became the first Japanese bike to win an AMA Superbike national when it took the victory at Pocono Raceway.

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Kawasaki Z1 Kawasaki Z1

In March 1973 three ZIs claimed 45 American and world speed and endurance records.

  • Engine - 903cc, air-cooled, DOHC 4 cylinder
  • Top Speed - 134mph
  • Maximum Power - 82bhp @ 8500rpm
  • Transmission - 5-speed
  • Frame - tubular steel twin cradle
  • Brakes - single disc/drum
  • Launched - 1973-1977
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    1973 Kawasaki Z1 1973 Kawasaki Z1  
    1974 Kawasaki Z1A 1974 Kawasaki Z1A
    1974 Kawasaki Z1A, 900cc 1974 Kawasaki Z1A, 900cc
    1975 Kawasaki Z1B Kawasaki Z1B 900cc.
    1975 Kawasaki Z1B, 900cc 1975 Kawasaki Z1B, 900cc
    1976 Kawasaki Z900A4 1976 Kawasaki Z900A4
    1976 Kawasaki Z900 A4 1976 Kawasaki Z900  
    1979 Kawasaki Z1000S - Z1R 1979 Kawasaki Z1000S - Z1R
    1978 Kawasaki Z1 RTC Turbo 1978 Kawasaki Z1 RTC Turbo
    1977 Kawasaki Z1000A1 1977 Kawasaki Z1000A1 The Z1000A1 succeded the Z900A4 in 1977. It featured the same superb Z1 engine with a few more cc, and a rear disk brake.
    1979 Kawasaki Z900 Kawasaki Z900 1979 Rickman Kawasaki Z1 900.
    1979 Kawasaki Z1000 LTD Kawasaki Z1000 LTD US import, 86bhp.
    1975 Kawasaki Z1B Kawasaki Z1B
    1975 Kawasaki Z1B 1975 Kawasaki Z1B
    1978 Kawasaki Z1000 1978 Kawasaki Z1R 1000 ex-LAPD police bike, US import.
    1978 Kawasaki Z1R 1000 1978 Kawasaki Z1R 1000
    1978 Kawasaki Z1R- 1978 Kawasaki Z1R 1000 1107cc
    1978 Kawasaki Z1R-TC Kawasaki Z1R Kawasaki contracted Turbo Cycle to convert slow-selling Z1-R bikes in their Santa Ana warehouse. These bikes were fitted with turbocharger kits designed by American Turbo Pak. Approximately 200-250 were done in Stardust Silver Metallic. Later bikes (approximately 200-250 more) were changed to a Black paint and custom graphics designed by Molly. These bikes had the latest updates from ATP, and produced a whopping 160bhp.
    1982 Kawasaki Z1000R Kawasaki Z1000R Spec: 1106cc Moriwaki big bore kit, race cams, welded crank, tuned head (later fuel injected head).

    Frame has been powder coated, and the tank, seat, mudguard, nose fairing and side panels newly painted with vinyl graphics.

    • New race Avon tyre on the front and a new Pirelli Super Corsa Pro SC2 on the back.
    • Wheels: Kawasaki front and Ducati rear - both powder coated.
    • Rebuilt CBR600 front brakes and Ducati Brembo rear brake.
    • Metamech Alloy box swingarm.
    • New Hagon fully adjustable rear shocks
    • New Hagon progressive front springs in Kawasaki forks
    • New wheel bearings
    • New tapered headstock bearings
    • Micron fork brace
    • Scitsu tacho
    • Mikuni roundslide smoothbore race carbs
    • New Boyer ignition - total loss system
    • Stainless fasteners throughout
    • Harris headers and carbon end can
    • Steering damper
    • Alloy handlebars
    • Rear sets
    • GSXR1000 front brake master cylinder
    1979 Kawaski Z1000 ST Kawaski Z1000 ST Harris exhaust.
    1980 Kawasaki Z1000 LTD Mk2 Kawasaki Z1000 LTD Mk2  
    1980 Kawasaki Z1000H Kawasaki Z1000H 90bhp.
    Kawasaki Z1R Kawasaki Z1R
  • Engine - 998cc, 4-stroke dohc four
  • Price new - £2008
  • Top Speed - 140mph
  • Maximum Power - 90bhp
  • Weight - 238kg (525lb)
  • MPG - 40
  • Production - 1979-1986
  • Kawasaki Z1000R road test

    1981 Kawasaki Z1000 Kawasaki Z1000
    1981 Kawasaki Z1000 Custom 1981 Kawasaki Z1000 Custom
    1983 Kawasaki Z1000 LTD Kawasaki Z1000 LTD

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