Posts tagged “Z1

THE HOLY GRAIL FROM THE EARLY 1970’s

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Over the weekend I happened across the Holy Grail… well, at least the Holy Grail from the early 1970’s. What you are looking at is the baddest, meanest and fastest motorcycle the industry had to offer back then… the Kawasaki 900 Z1. This near perfect specimen was in the parking lot at a local bike show over the weekend and although I could not find the owner to get the details, my best guess is that it is a 1973 version… and it was awesome! Maybe you are old enough to remember but if not, here are a few specs on the 1973 Z1:

903cc, In-Line 4, 4 Stroke, 70HP @ 8500 RPM, Double Overhead Cam, 5-Speed, Top Speed 131.1MPH

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