Kawasaki Z1000 For Sale

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Kawasaki Z1000
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Current Prices: £8,300–£3,000
Insurance Costs: 7 of 10

What Is It?

The Kawasaki Z1000 is the replacement for the Z900/Z1 and is powered by a bored out air-cooled 1,015 cc inline four engine, producing 85 bhp at 8,000 rpm and maximum torque at 6,500 rpm.

Features include:

  • Steel tubular frame
  • Dual 296 mm discs up front with single piston calipers
  • 290 mm disc at the rear with single piston caliper
  • 36 mm fork with 127 mm travel
  • Dual rear shocks with 5-level pre-load adjustment and 80 mm travel
  • Four 26 mm 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

Did You Know?

It's known as the KZ1000 in the USA and has appeared in Mad Max and Bridget Jones's Diary.

Specs

Capacity: 1,015 cc (high)

Power: 85 bhp / 63 kW (average)

Red Line: 8,500 rpm (average)

Top Speed: 125 mph / 201 km/h (high)

Economy: 35 mpg / 8.1 L/100km (poor)

Range: 140 miles / 225 km (average)

Fuel Capacity: 17.8 litres / 3.9 gallons (high)

Seat Height: 813 mm / 32.0 inches (average)

Wet Weight: 255 kg / 562 pounds (very heavy)

Dry Weight: 240 kg / 529 pounds

Power to Weight: 0.333 bhp/kg / 0.249 kW/kg

Road Tax (VED): £96 / Year (Very High)

Road tax and VED guide

Updates

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, 94 bhp and drilled discs.

1980: Halogen headlight, 96 bhp, 28 mm carbs. LTD edition released in black with red detailing, 34 mm carbs, 16" rear wheel and 15 litre fuel capacity.

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More Info

Check out KawasakiZ1.com for more info

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Bikes For Sale (4)

  • Ref:652 1978 Kawasaki KZ/Z 1000cc A2. UK registered, serviced & MOT
    £9,000 ebay
    • 1978
    • Telford(Map)
    • Ref:652 Kawasaki KZ/Z 1000cc A2. UK registered, serviced & MOT
  • Ref:703 1978 kawasaki KZ Z 1000 A2
    £5,500 ebay
    • £700 Under Guide Price
    • 1978
    • Telford(Map)
    • Ref:703 kawasaki KZ Z 1000 A2
  • Kawasaki Z1000 1978 Classic big Naked Jap Superbike pristine & original MOT
    £12,999 ebay
    • 1978
    • Wolverhampton(Map)
    • Kawasaki Z1000 Classic big Naked Jap Superbike pristine & original MOT
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Price Guide

Year
Dealer
Private
Part Ex
Mileage
1984
£6,900
£5,500
£4,800
27,300
1983
£5,200
£4,150
£3,650
27,000
1982
£4,150
£3,350
£2,900
26,600
1981
£3,750
£3,000
£2,600
26,200
1980
£3,950
£3,150
£2,750
25,700
1979
£4,750
£3,800
£3,350
25,200
1978
£6,200
£5,000
£4,350
24,700
1977
£8,300
£6,650
£5,800
24,100

Year shows signs of appreciation

Dealer: The typical price paid at a dealer after haggling.
Private: The typical private sale value of a bike in good condition.
Part Ex: The typical price offered by a bike buying service or dealer in part exchange.
Regional variations have been averaged out and we work out the price guide in-house.

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Popularity & How Many Left

Year
On Road
Off Road
Total
For Sale
1984
1
24
25
Rarely
1983
26
132
158
Rarely
1982
14
61
75
3 / month
1981
-
2
2
8 / month
1980
-
4
4
13 / month
1979
1
4
5
3 / month
1978
1
1
2
26 / month
1977
4
6
10
57 / month

Source: DVLA

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