Kawasaki ZN1200 Voyager (1983-85)

The Kawasaki ZN1200 Voyager motorcycle was produced in 1983-1985 with a liquid-cooled four-stroke transverse six-cylinder engine that had a capacity of 1286 cc. With DOHC and 4 valves per cylinder, the engine had a compression ratio of 9.3:1 and was powered by a Mikuni fuel injection system. The ignition was battery-powered transistorized, and the starting was electric. The motorcycle could produce a maximum power of 96.9 kW/130 hp at 8000 rpm and a maximum torque of 118 Nm/12.03 kgf-m/87 ft. lbs at 6500 rpm. The bike had a 5-speed transmission and a final drive shaft with a gear ratio of 11.72 for the first gear and 4.26 for the final gear. The frame was a double-downtube, full-cradle frame with a box-section steel swingarm, and the suspension consisted of 41mm Kayaba air adjustable forks in the front and dual Kayaba shocks, fully adjustable in the rear. The brakes were 2x 266mm discs with 1 piston caliper in the front and a single 296mm disc with 1 piston caliper in the rear. The bike had a front tire size of 130/90-16 and a rear tire size of 150/90-15 with a seat height of 757mm/29.8in. The dry weight was 324.0 kg/714.3 lbs, and the wet weight was 417 kg/919lbs. It had a fuel capacity of 27 liters/7.1 US gallons and an average fuel consumption of 34 mpg. The standing 1/4 mile time was 13.1 sec/100 mph, and the top speed was 145 mph.

Technical specifications:

Make Model: Kawasaki ZN 1300 Voyager

Year: 1983 – 85

Engine: Four stroke transverse six cylinder. DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder
Capacity: 1286 cc / 78.5 cub in
Bore x Stroke: 62 x 71 mm
Cooling System: Liquid cooled
Compression Ratio: 9.3;1
Induction: Mikuni fuel injection
Ignition: Battery powered transistorized
Starting: Electric
Max Power: 96.9 kW / 130 hp @ 8000 rpm
Max Torque: 118 Nm / 12.03 kgf-m / 87 ft. lbs @ 6500 rpm
Transmission: 5 Speed
Final Drive: Shaft
Gear Ratio: transmission (1) 41/16, 2.56 (2)36/20.1.80 (3)33/24,1,38 (4)30/27,1.11 (5)27/29,0.93 overall (1) 11.72 (2) 8.23 (3) 6.29 (4) 5.08 (5) 4.26
Frame: Double-downtube, full-cradle frame; box-section steel swing arm
Front Suspension: 41mm Kayaba air adjustable forks

Rear Suspension: Dual Kayaba shocks, fully adjustable.
Front Brakes: 2x 266mm discs 1 piston caliper
Rear Brakes: Single 296mm disc 1 piston caliper
Front Tyre: 130/90-16
Rear Tyre: 150/90-15
Seat Height: 757 mm / 29.8 in
Dry Weight: 324.0 kg / 714.3 lbs
Wet Weight: 417 kg / 919 lbs
Fuel Capacity: 27 Litres / 7.1 US gal
Standing 1/4 Mile: 13.1 sec / 100 mp/h
Consumption Average: 34 mpg
Top Speed: 145 mph

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