Kawasaki Z1 / Z900 For Sale

The 1972 Kawasaki Z900 is a classic naked bike and is powered by a 903cc inline four engine which puts out 82bhp.

Kawasaki Z1 / Z900

What Is It?

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

Features include:

  • Steel tubular frame
  • 296mm disc up front with single piston caliper
  • 200mm drum brake at the rear
  • 36mm fork
  • Dual rear shocks with 5-level pre-load adjustment
  • Four 28mm 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.

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

The 19" front wheel takes a 3.25H tyre and the rear 18" a 4.00H.

  • 1974 Z1A: Silver engine, previously partly black.
  • 1975 Z1B: Low handlebar option introduced.
  • 1976 Z900: Name change to Z900 (KZ900 in the USA), 26mm carbs, down 1bhp to 81bhp, new frame and dual front discs standard (previously a factory option).

Did You Know?

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

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Price Guide

Year Dealer Private Part Ex Mileage
1972 £18,200 £14,550 £12,750 13,200
1973 £16,600 £13,300 £11,650 14,900
1974 £15,000 £12,000 £10,500 16,400
1975 £13,450 £10,750 £9,400 17,900
1976 £11,850 £9,500 £8,300 19,300

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Further Research

Check out KawasakiZ1.com for a ridiculous amount of detailed info