Kawasaki 1979 Z1300


Model: Z1300 Year: 1979 On Loan By: Allan Beard
6 Cylinder, water-cooled 12 valve DOHC, transverse six. Shaft drive, 1286cc capacity, 62 mm bore x 71mm stroke, 120 BHP @ 6000 rpm. Wet weight 670 lbs. Top speed: 135 mph. The Z1300 handled reasonably well for its size thought the performance was less startling than the specifications suggest. The exposed upright riding position limited its high speed cruising ability and the six cylinder motor had a rather busy feel.

Photograph taken at the National Motorcycle Museum of Australia

Image courtesy Mike Kelley, Chapter President, Maryland VRA

Kawasaki 1979 Z1300

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