Kawasaki Z1000 (1978)

The Kawasaki Z1000 (1978) is a four-stroke, transverse four-cylinder motorcycle with a 1015cc capacity and air-cooled cooling system. It has 4x 26mm Mikuni VM26SS carburetors and a forced lubrication wet sump with a 3.7-liter oil capacity. The ignition is a mechanical breaker dual lead coil with NGK B8ES or ND W24ES-U spark plugs and a Yuasa YB14L-A2 battery. The bike has a maximum power of 83hp at 8000rpm and a maximum torque of 8.1 kgf-m at 6500rpm. Its transmission is five-speed with a wet, multi-disc clutch and a final drive chain that has 630 endless links with 15 front sprockets and 42 rear sprockets. The frame is a double tubular steel cradle with a front suspension of 36mm telescopic hydraulics forks and a rear suspension of dual chocks, swinging arm, and an 80mm wheel travel. The front and rear brakes are both single 295mm discs, and the tires are 3.25-19 in the front and 4.00-18 in the rear. The bike has a ground clearance of 155 mm and a dry weight of 240 kg with a fuel capacity of 16.7 liters. It has an average fuel consumption of 42.7 mpg, a standing 1/4 mile time of 12.6 seconds at 109 mph, and a top speed of 125 mph or 200 km/h.

Technical specifications:

Make Model: Kawasaki Z 1000 A2 / KZ1000

Year: 1978

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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