Kawasaki Z1000 For Sale

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Kawasaki Z1000
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.

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.

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

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Popularity & How Many Left

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

Source: DVLA