Post Sale Update: This KZ sold for $17,750 after 26 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: KZT00A-042609) has 10,630 miles and it looks to be in decent original shape. The seller notes that all the electrical systems work except for the horn, and that the “brakes need attention before it can be ridden on the street.”
Find this KZ for sale in Walnut Creek, California with bidding up to $10,100