Kawasaki Z1 (1978-79)

The Kawasaki Z1R is a motorcycle model that was produced from 1978-79. It features a four stroke, transverse four cylinder engine with DOHC and 2 valves per cylinder. The engine has a capacity of 1015 cc and a compression ratio of 8.7:1. The motorcycle is air cooled and uses wet sump lubrication. It has 4x Mikuni VM28SS carbs and a battery & coil ignition system. The bike has a maximum power of 94 hp at 8000 rpm and a maximum torque of 8.7 kgf-m at 7000 rpm. Its transmission is a 5-speed with a wet multiplate clutch and a chain final drive. The front brakes consist of 2x 296mm discs and the rear brake is a single 290mm disc. The motorcycle has a length of 2160mm, a width of 800mm, and a height of 1295mm. Its wheelbase measures 1505mm and the seat height is 815mm. The bike has a ground clearance of 125mm and a dry weight of 246kg. It has a fuel capacity of 13 litres and an average fuel consumption of 43 mpg. Its standing 1/4 mile time is 11.9 seconds with a top speed of 220 km/h.

Technical specifications:

Make Model: Kawasaki Z 1000 Z1R

Year: 1978 – 79

Engine: Four stroke, transverse four cylinder, DOHC, 2 Valve per cylinder.
Capacity: 1015 cc / 61.9 cu-in
Bore x Stroke: 69.4 66 mm
Cooling System: Air cooled
Compression Ratio: 8.7:1
Lubrication: Wet sump
Induction: 4x Mikuni VM28SS carbs
Ignition: Battery & coil ignition
Spark Plugs: NGK B8ES
Battery: 12V 14AH YB-14L-A2.7
Starting: Electric
Max Power: 94 hp / 70.0 kW @ 8000 rpm
Max Torque: 8.7 kgf-m / 62.9 lb-ft @ 7000 rpm
Clutch: Wet multiplate
Transmission: 5 Speed

Final Drive: Chain
Gear Ratio: 1st 3.17 (38/12) 2nd 2.19 (35/16) 3rd 1.67 (35/21) 4th 1.38 (29/21) 5th 1.22 (28/23)
Frame: Double tubular steel cradle
Front Suspension: 36mm Telescopic hydraulics forks
Rear Suspension: Dual chocks, swinging arm,
Front Brakes: 2x 296mm discs
Rear Brakes: Single 290mm disc
Front Tyre: 3.50-18
Rear Tyre: 4.00-18
Dimensions: Length 2160mm / 85.0 in Width 800mm / 31.4 in Height 1295mm / 50.9 in
Wheelbase: 1505 mm / 59.2 in
Seat Height: 815mm / 21.0 in
Ground Clearance: 125 mm / 4.9 in
Dry Weight: 246 kg / 542.3 lbs
Fuel Capacity: 13 Litres / 3.4 US gal
Consumption Average: 43 mpg
Standing 1/4 Mile: 11.9 sec / 176 km/h
Top Speed: 220 km//h / 136.7 mph

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