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1974 Kawasaki Z1 900

beautiful view of 1974 Kawasaki

Kawasaki’s 903 Z1 is generally credited with inventing the super bike and introducing a new era of affordable, high performance, hi-tech bikes to usher in the heady days of the 70s.  For the 1974 season Kawasaki gave the bike a cosmetic makeover, incorporated the earlier modifications and re-named the bike Z1A. Z1A production started in 1973 and continued to mid season of 1974, when a further cosmetic revision introduced the Z1B.

In 1974, this four-cylinder, 903cc, 81bhp, 132mph projectile was the fastest, most glamorous thing on two wheels. Priced at just over £1,200 when launched, about the same as an upmarket Austin Allegro, the big Kwacker never lost its appeal. Even during the bleak years of the 1980s when bike sales crashed, a tatty Z1 was still worth saving.


Model: Kawasaki Z1A 1974
Category: Naked Bike
Type: 903 cc, air cooled, 4-cylinders in line, 4-stroke
Power: 82hp @ 8500rpm

Compression ratio: 8.5:1
Torque: 73.5nm @ 7000 rpm
Fuel capacity: 18 liter
Dry weight: 232 kg

1974 Kawasaki 900 Z1

1974 Kawasaki

Right side view of 1974 Kawasaki

1974 Kawasaki Z1 on the street

Kawasaki Z1 900 75

Kawasaki z1a 900 1974

kawasaki z1a left side view

kawasaki z1a 1974

Kawasaki Z1 1974

 1974 kawasaki Z1

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