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Kawasaki [K]Z1000 Z1-R

By Tony Sculpher

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ISBN: 9781847971449
PUBLISHED: 23/05/2010
PAGES: 208
BINDING: Hardback
SIZE: 246x189 mm
INSIDE: 200 colour photographs

Designed as Kawasaki's response to the ground-breaking Honda CB750 of 1969, the Kawasaki 900 Super 4 Model Z1, affectionately referred to by many as the 'Z1', appeared in 1972. It took the motorcycling world by storm and has a strong claim to be the world's first true ultimate superbike. Thirty years on, the (K)Z1000 Z1-R has emerged as one of Kawasaki's most desirable and sought after collectables from the 1970s. This book will help the reader appreciate the ever-evolving Japanese motorcycle styling and the introduction of various technologies as standard equipment, and just how sensational and unique these motorbikes really were.

Contents include:

  • The history of the background and development of the Z1-R
  • Full technical specifications
  • Model and market differences
  • Detailed information for the restorer

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" Despite it coming with the usual disclaimer that it is not intended to be a definitive work, I would not mind betting it is very close to being that! Every single one of the 200 plus pages is just crammed with information, images and original brochures showing how the model evolved. It is so detailed, there is even a section on the original toolkits supplied with the bike! "
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