In 1979, Kawasaki brought two shaft-driven models to the US – the six-cylinder KZ1300 and this somewhat rare variant of the KZ1000, the ST. It was similar in many ways to the big bad MkII, though the ST obviously had the shaft drive and different bodywork (such as a larger fuel tank). The ST was only offered between 1979-1980, making it an interesting but brief moment in Kawi’s history.
For more on the ST, check out this August 1979 review on Cycle hosted by Ye Olde Cycle Shoppe – they say that it’s got a great motor, lots of carrying capacity, and great straight line performance, but they felt like the suspension was too soft for “sport touring”.
This example (VIN: KZT00E003313) has roughly 28,500 miles and the seller states that it looks like new. The sale includes the owner’s manual and one key. “I’ve enjoyed this bike for years, but it’s time to downsize my collection.”
Find this Kawasaki KZ1000ST for sale in Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania with bidding up to $1,691 and the reserve not yet met here on eBay.