1975 Kawasaki Z1 900 B


1975 Kawasaki Z1 900 B
Engine Number:Z1E-139056. Frame Number: Z1F-82843
$18,000 - $22,000

New York Steak

The Z1 is the definitive 1970s’ super bike. Strong linear power delivery and a hot-rod heart of gold meant that the Z1 was ground-breaking. It was developed in strict secrecy under the project name ‘New York Steak’ and production began in 1973; at the time, it was the most powerful Japanese four-cylinder four-stroke ever built producing 82bhp and a maximum speed of 130mph (210kph). With this, the Z1 earned the respect of riders of other bikes by simply demeaning them bikes on a straight line. Stylistically, the Z1 remains a key reference and, essentially, it was and remains one of the quintessential speed kicks for anyone willing to test themselves. This example is in great condition to ride, to keep as an investment or just to play with over the summer. It is recently imported and prepared for sale with lots of new parts: tyres, brake lines, seals, spokes, switch blocks, chain, etc. The carbs and engine have been serviced by Graeme Crosby.

Auction March 2013
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1975 Kawasaki Z1 900 B

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