Kawasaki Z1000 MKII (1979-80)

The Kawasaki Z1000 MKII motorcycle was manufactured from 1979-80 with a four-stroke, transverse four-cylinder engine that had a capacity of 1015cc. It was air-cooled and had a compression ratio of 8.7:1. The bike had a maximum power of 93hp and maximum torque of 8.1kgf-m at 6500rpm. It had a wet multiplate clutch and a five-speed transmission with a chain final drive. The front suspension was oil telescopic forks, and the rear suspension had a swinging arm oil damper with a five-way spring preload. Braking was provided by two 240mm discs with one piston caliper at the front and a single 250mm disc with a two-piston caliper at the rear. The bike had a dry weight of 245kg and a fuel capacity of 14.8 litres. The average fuel consumption was 47.5mpg, and it had a top speed of 130mph. The standing 1/4 mile time was 12.1 seconds, and there was no recorded 60-0mph time. The bike had a classic look and was popular for its power and speed, making it a desirable motorcycle for collectors and enthusiasts.

Technical specifications:

Make Model: Kawasaki Z 1000 MKII

Year: 1979 – 80

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 28mm Mikuni carburetors
Ignition: CDI
Starting: Electric
Max Power: 93 hp / 69.3 kW @ 8000 rpm
Max Torque: 8.1 kgf-m / 58.5 lb-ft @ 6500 rpm
Clutch: Wet multiplate
Transmission: 5 Speed
Final Drive: Chain
Front Suspension: Oil telescopic forks

Rear Suspension: Swinging arm oil damper 5-way spring preload
Front Brakes: 2x 240mm discs 1 piston caliper
Rear Brakes: Single 250mm disc 2 piston caliper
Front Tyre: 3.25-19
Rear Tyre: 4.00-18
Dry Weight: 245 kg / 540 lbs
Fuel Capacity: 14.8 Litres / 3.9 US gal
Consumption Average: 47.5 mpg
Braking 60 – 0 / 100 – 0: – / 45.7 m
Standing 1/4 Mile: 12.1 sec
Top Speed: 130 mph

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