1,045cc – 1979 Kawasaki KZ1000 MkII

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Post Sale Update: This KZ sold for $13,450 after 13 bids on eBay.


An evolution of the KAZ900, the KZ1000 was the fastest production bike when it was released in 1976 (as a ’77 model) thanks to its 83 horsepower, 1,015cc inline four motor. The bike might be most famous for the police variant, which gained popularity on the show CHiPs and managed to stay in production until 2005. With the right accessories, they were solid touring machines. But they were no slouch on the racetrack – Reg Pridmore won the 1978 AMA Superbike championship on a KZ1000.

This example (VIN: KZ1000A-523153) has 11,734 miles on the odometer, but the seller states that “every part on this bike is new or restored!” It has a Vance & Hines exhaust, Kerker header, 29mm smooth bore carbs, and the rebuilt motor now displaces 1,045cc. Per the seller, the “previous owner restored to his personal taste and was done first class. The bike has been in a climate controlled collection for last 6 years. It starts, runs, stops like it should.”

Find this MkII KZ for sale in Tulsa, Oklahoma with bidding up to $10,000 and the reserve not yet met

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