1978 Kawasaki Z1R KZ1000 Super Bike
Used 1978 Kawasaki Z 47,375 miles
1978 KAWASAKI Z1RThe late 1970s saw a battle for horsepower among the the top four Japanese motorcycle manufacturers and Kawasaki was determined to be at the top of the heap. The original Z1 (900) was launched in 1972 and had 20 more horsepower than the Honda CB750, which was really the first "super bike" out of Japan. By the time the Z1R (1000) was released in 1978 the Kawasaki produced 90hp and could top 130 mph. The squarish bodywork combined with the legendary "coffin" tank gave the Z1R a unique look that has aged well over time. Known for its ferocious acceleration and modern styling, the Z1R has become an icon of 1970s fast motorcycling.The bike runs and rides well and appears to have been well maintained. It starts on the button and does not smoke or leak. The tires have excellent tread but are old and should be replaced before riding much. Recently, it has been ridden on relatively short jaunts and it runs great. Some minor sorting may be needed as it is ridden more.The paint is a combination of original and respray, although most of the pinstriping is original.The clear coat has deteriorated on much of the silver blue except on the tank where the paint is still nice and shiny but has a few scratches. The wiring on the bike is original and in very good shape. An electronic ignition has been installed.The handlebar switches and gauges are all in very nice shape. It has a couple of period mods like individual air cleaners and an aftermarket Bassani exhaust that sounds AWESOME.This bike comes with a clear title!
For sale by:
August 20 on Yupyi!