Kawasaki Z1000 (1976-77)

The Kawasaki Z1000 (1976-77) is a four-stroke, transverse four cylinder, DOHC motorcycle that has a capacity of 1015 cc/ 61.9 cu-in. It has four 26mm Mikuni VM26SS carburetors with a forced lubrication wet sump oil capacity of 3.7 liters. The ignition is a mechanical breaker dual lead coil while the clutch is wet and multi-disc. The bike has a top speed of 125mph/200km/h and can go from a standing 1/4 mile in 12.6 sec/109mph. The bike has a double tubular steel cradle frame with 36mm telescopic hydraulic forks for its front suspension and dual chocks, swinging arm, 80mm wheel travel for its rear suspension. The front brakes feature a single 295mm disc with the rear brakes having a single 295mm disc too. Its tyres have a size of 3.25-19 (front) and 4.00-18 (rear), and the bike has a fuel capacity of 16.7 litres/4.4 US gal. Finally, it has a dry weight of 240 kg/529 lbs with an average consumption of 42.7 mpg.

Technical specifications:

Make Model: Kawasaki Z 1000 A1 / KZ1000

Year: 1976 – 77

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: Forced Lubrication wet sump
Oil Capacity: 3.7 liters
Induction: 4x 26mm Mikuni VM26SS carburetors
Ignition: Mechanical breaker dual lead coil
Spark Plugs: NGK B8ES or ND W24ES-U
Battery: Yuasa YB14L-A2
Starting: Electric
Max Power: 83 hp / 61.8 [email protected] 8000 rpm
Max Torque: 8.1 kgf-m / 58 lb-ft @ 6500 rpm
Clutch: Wet, multi disc

Transmission: 5 Speed
Final Drive: Chain, 630 endless with 92 links, sprockets 15 front, 42 rear
Frame: Double tubular steel cradle
Front Suspension: 36mm Telescopic hydraulics forks
Rear Suspension: Dual chocks, swinging arm, 80mm wheel travel.
Front Brakes: Single 295mm disc
Rear Brakes: Single 295mm disc
Front Tyre: 3.25-19
Rear Tyre: 4.00-18
Ground Clearance: 155 mm / 6.1 in
Dry Weight: 240 kg / 529 lbs
Fuel Capacity: 16.7 Litres / 4.4 US gal
Consumption Average: 42.7 mpg
Standing 1/4 Mile: 12.6 sec / 109 mph
Top Speed: 125 mph / 200 km/h

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