Kawasaki Z1000 For Sale

Kawasaki Z1000
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Insurance Costs: 7 of 10

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Current Prices: £8,650–£1,000

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Power: 85 bhp

Engine: 1,015 cc, 8,500 rpm red line, 125 mph top speed

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Economy: 35 mpg

Range: 140 miles from the 17.8 litre tank

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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.

Features include:

  • 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.

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More Info

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Bikes for Sale (1)

  • 1978 (S) Kawasaki Z1R Z1000-D1 Metal Blue KAW 21R Plate Incl. ONLY 21500 Miles
    £15,000 eBay
    • 1978 (21,500 miles)
    • Ripley(Map)
    • (S) Kawasaki Z1R Z1000-D1 Metal Blue KAW 21R Plate Incl. ONLY 21500 Miles

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Price Guide

Year Dealer Private Part Ex Mileage
1977 £8,650 £6,950 £6,050 20,600
1978 £7,450 £5,950 £5,200 21,900
1979 £6,200 £4,950 £4,350 23,000
1980 £4,950 £3,950 £3,450 24,100
1981 £3,700 £2,950 £2,600 25,000
1982 £2,450 £1,950 £1,750 25,900
1983 £1,200 £1,000 £850 26,600

Year shows signs of appreciation

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Popularity / How Many Left

Year On The Road Off The Road Total For Sale
1977 5 5 10 62 / month
1978 - 2 2 31 / month
1979 - 4 4 Rarely
1980 1 3 4 Rarely
1981 - 2 2 9 / month
1982 14 59 73 Rarely
1983 22 128 150 Rarely
1984 1 24 25 Rarely

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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