Kawasaki Z1000 For Sale
Insurance Costs: 7 of 10
Current Prices: £8,650–£1,000
Power: 85 bhp
Engine: 1,015 cc, 8,500 rpm red line, 125 mph top speed
Economy: 35 mpg
Range: 140 miles from the 17.8 litre tank
Seat Height: 813 mm
Weight: 255 kg (wet), 240 kg (dry)
What Is It?
The Kawasaki Z1000 is the replacement for the Z900/Z1 and is powered by a bored out air-cooled 1,015cc inline four engine, producing 85bhp at 8,000rpm and maximum torque at 6,500rpm.
- Steel tubular frame
- Dual 296mm discs up front with single piston calipers
- 290mm disc at the rear with single piston caliper
- 36mm fork with 127mm travel
- Dual rear shocks with 5-level pre-load adjustment and 80mm travel
- Four 26mm Mikuni VM26 carbs
- 4->2 exhaust system
- Electric and kick starter
- 5 speed gearbox
Compared to the Z900 the most obvious visual change is the iconic 4->4 exhaust system changing to a 4->2 configuration, the rear drum brake being replaced by a disc, dual discs at the front and shaft drive available as an option. The 19" 7-spoke front wheel takes a 3.25V tyre and the rear 18" a 4.00V.
Accessories included a fairing, panniers and sissy bar / pillion backrest.
Colours: Black, blue, red, green
1978: Handlebars lowered. Z1-R cafe racer special introduced with 4->1 exhaust, smaller 13 litre tank, mini fairing and 18" 7-spoke wheels.
1979: Blacked out engine, fuel injection, 94bhp and drilled discs.
1980: Halogen headlight, 96bhp, 28mm carbs. LTD edition released in black with red detailing, 34mm carbs, 16" rear wheel and 15 litre fuel capacity.
Did You Know?
It's known as the KZ1000 in the USA and has appeared in Mad Max and Bridget Jones's Diary.
Check out KawasakiZ1.com for more info
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|Year||On The Road||Off The Road||Total||For Sale|
|1977||5||5||10||62 / month|
|1978||-||2||2||31 / month|
|1981||-||2||2||9 / month|
Stats include those licenced for use on the road and those off the road with a SORN, by year of production. Source: DVLA
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