Kawasaki Z2 750RS (1977)

The Kawasaki Z2 750RS was a four-stroke, transverse four-cylinder motorcycle produced in 1977. The engine had a capacity of 746cc, with a DOHC and two valves per cylinder. The bike’s cooling system was air-cooled, and its compression ratio was unknown. Induction occurred through four Mikuni VM 28 SC carburetors. The ignition was battery and coil, with the bike starting through electric and kick means. The Z2 could reach a maximum power output of 70 hp at 9000 rpm and a maximum torque of 5.9 kgf-m at 7500 rpm. Transmission was a five-speed, and the final drive was a chain with 96 links, with a 2.80 final drive ratio (42 rear tooth/15 front tooth). The bike had a steel double-cradle frame and a telescopic fork front suspension. Rear suspension consisted of a swing arm with dual shocks. The two front brakes were discs, with a rear brake being a drum. The front tire size was 3.25-19, and the rear tire size was 4.00-18. The dry weight of the Z2 was 230 kg, with a fuel capacity of 17.7 liters. Overall, the Kawasaki Z2 750RS was a high-performance motorbike with impressive capabilities for its era.

Technical specifications:

Make Model: Kawasaki Z 750F

Year: 1977

Engine: Four stroke, transverse four cylinder. DOHC, 2 valve per cylinder
Capacity: 746 cc / 45.5 cu-in
Bore x Stroke: 64 58 mm
Cooling System: Air cooled
Compression Ratio:
Induction: 4x Mikuni VM 28 SC carburetors
Ignition: Battery & coil
Starting: Electric & kick
Max Power: 70 hp / 52.1 kW @ 9000 rpm
Max Torque: 5.9 kgf-m / 42.6 lb-ft @ 7500 rpm
Transmission: 5 Speed
Final Drive: Chain, 96 Link
Final Drive Ratio: 2.80 (42 rear tooth / 15 Front tooth)
Frame: Steel double cradle
Front Suspension: Telescopic forks

Rear Suspension: Swing arm dual shocks
Front Brakes: 2x disc
Rear Brakes: Drum
Front Tyre: 3.25-19
Rear Tyre: 4.00-18
Dry Weight: 230 kg / 507 lbs
Fuel Capacity: 17.7 Litres / 4.6 US gal

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