Kawasaki Z1 / Z900 For Sale

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Kawasaki Z1 / Z900
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Current Prices: £33,550–£9,100
Insurance Costs: 7 of 10

What Is It?

The original Z1 is a classic naked bike and is powered by an air cooled 903 cc inline four cylinder four stroke engine, producing 82 bhp at 8,500 rpm and maximum torque at 7,000 rpm.

Features include:

  • Steel tubular frame
  • 296 mm disc up front with single piston caliper
  • 200 mm drum brake at the rear
  • 36 mm standard fork
  • Dual rear shocks with 5-level pre-load adjustment
  • Four 28 mm Mikuni VM28 carbs
  • 4->4 Chromed exhaust system
  • Electric and kick starter
  • 5 speed gearbox

The cylinder block was painted black and dual front discs were an optional extra. The 19" front wheel takes a 3.25 tyre and the rear 18" a 4.00.

  • 1972-1973: Orange/brown, yellow/green
  • 1974: Brown/orange, brown/yellow
  • 1975: Blue/yellow, red/yellow
  • 1976: Green/gold, brown/gold
Did You Know?

The bike has appeared in numerous films like Mad Max and The Spy Who Loved Me.

Specs

Capacity: 903 cc (average)

Power: 82 bhp / 61 kW (average)

Red Line: 9,000 rpm (average)

Top Speed: 130 mph / 209 km/h (high)

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

Range: 140 miles / 225 km (average)

Fuel Capacity: 18.0 litres / 4.0 gallons (high)

Seat Height: 813 mm / 32.0 inches (average)

Wet Weight: 248 kg / 547 pounds (heavy)

Dry Weight: 230 kg / 507 pounds

Power to Weight: 0.331 bhp/kg / 0.247 kW/kg

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

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Updates

1974 Z1A: Silver engine, previously partly black.

1975 Z1B: Low handlebar option introduced.

1976 Z900: Name change to Z900 (KZ900 in the USA), 26 mm carbs, down 1 bhp to 81 bhp, new frame and dual front discs standard (previously a factory option).

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Bikes For Sale (13)

  • KAWASAKI Z900 1975 - IMMACULATE RESTORATION - 741 MILES
    £19,995 ebay
    • 1975 (741 miles)
    • Hinckley(Map)
    • KAWASAKI Z900 - IMMACULATE RESTORATION - 741 MILES
  • 1976 kawasaki z900a4 with matching numbers
    £7,500 ebay
    • 1976
    • Wakefield(Map)
    • kawasaki z900a4 with matching numbers
  • Kawasaki Z1 1972 Very early matching numbers and fully refurbished. Stunning.
    £18,500 ebay
    • 1972
    • Dorking(Map)
    • Kawasaki Z1 Very early matching numbers and fully refurbished. Stunning.
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Price Guide

Year
Dealer
Private
Part Ex
Mileage
1976
£11,350
£9,100
£7,950
22,200
1975
£16,900
£13,500
£11,850
21,600
1974
£22,450
£17,950
£15,700
21,000
1973
£28,000
£22,400
£19,600
20,300
1972
£33,550
£26,850
£23,500
19,600

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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