1975 Kawasaki Z1

In Japan, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

The Z1 was Kawasaki’s “bigger is better” counter to the Honda CB750, and it was a legendary motorcycle that Team Green has recently tried to recapture the magic of. The 903cc motor was so big that Kawasaki couldn’t even sell it in their home country of Japan, which had a 750cc displacement cap at the time.

This example (VIN: Z1F-54666) has been restored by a seller that always does a great job with documentation and photography – he states that “all parts are 100% period correct to 1975 Kawasaki Z1 specifications, right down to every nut and bolt.” He provides a long list of the work that was performed – highlights include repainted bodywork, re-zinced/re-chromed/replaced fasteners, rebuilt engine, cleaned carbs, and the specific date codes for the production run when this bike was new.

Here are the codes to confirm production dates: Engine code #z1e-054738, rear and front rim code #5A, rear brake torsion bar #48, control switch numbers #505, swing arm code #507, Gauges have the proper ND print location, along with the proper font for this frame number, and warning brake light, The carburetor code is 217 / 0 and has the side float bowl drain plugs. Stanley stamped original headlight with original large bulb, oem stanley headlight bucket. Stanley oem turn signals. Proper larger Kawasaki tank emblem. All original electric stamps and warning decals. There are a few more parts that are unique to the 1975 so please feel free to ask if I have missed any of them and I can confirm what’s on the bike.

Find this Z1 for sale in Seattle, Washington with bidding up to $15,100 and the reserve not yet met here on eBay.