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Kawasaki KZ1000
Manufacturer Kawasaki
Also called LTD
Production 81-82
Predecessor Kawasaki KZ900A
Engine 1000cc
Sparkplug B8ES '81-82
Battery YB18L-A '81-82
Front Tire '81-82
Rear Tire 120/90-16 '81-82
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Kawasaki KZ1000 A Series

This is the first of the famed Kawasaki KZ1000's. It was basically a bored up (4 mm) KZ900A. It came with 4-into-2 exhausts, a rear disc brake, four-way flashers, and starter lockout switch. The "Z1000A" had dual-disc brake up front, and audible turn signals (US model had this?).


1977 KZ1000-A1

1977 Kawasaki KZ1000-A1
1977 Kawasaki KZ1000-A1 in Maroon
1977 Kawasaki KZ1000-A1 in Maroon
1977 Kawasaki KZ1000-A1 in Maroon
1977 Kawasaki KZ1000-A1 in Brown
1977 Kawasaki KZ1000-A1 in Brown
1977 Kawasaki KZ1000-A1 in Brown
1977 Kawasaki KZ1000-A1 in Brown
1977 Kawasaki KZ1000-A1 in Red
1977 Kawasaki KZ1000-A1 in Red
1977 Kawasaki KZ1000-A1 in Red


  • 1000 cc
  • Four-stroke, 4 Cylinder
  • Dual Over Head Camshaft
  • 5-Speed Return Shift
  • Maximum Horsepower: 83 HP @8,000 rpm
  • (W) 85 HP @ 8,000 rpm
  • Spark Plug: NGK B8ES
  • Tire Sire
  • Front: 3.25H-19 4PR
  • Rear: 4.00H-18 4PR
  • Color
    • Fuel Tank: Diamond Wine Red, Diamond Sky Blue
    • Front Fender: Chrome
  • Engine No. : KZT00AE000001 -,
  • (L) KZT00AE004018-
  • Frame No.: KZT00A-000001-,
  • (L)KZT00A-500001-
  • Parts Catalogue No.: 99910-1004-01, (G) 99910-1019-01, (E) 99910-1013-01
  • Owner's Manual No.: 99932-009-00, (E) 99983-057-00, (L) 99932-015-00
  • Shop Manual No.: 99931-540-00

1978 KZ1000-A2

1978 Kawasaki KZ1000-A2
1978 Kawasaki KZ1000 "Spirit of America"
1978 Kawasaki Spirt of America tank


These were some of the first Japanese motorcycles manufactured in America. Kawasaki personalized 200 KZ1000's for their dealers to ride in convoy from their manufacturing plant in Lincoln, Nebraska, to a reception in St. Louis, Missouri, and then to their respective dealerships. The theme of the ride, "The Americanization of Kawasaki" was to focus on that they were on the only Japanese motorcycle company with an operating facility in the US at this time. Special decals and equipment were installed by the accessory supplier, Vetter, to Kawasaki's specifications.

  • Color
    • Fuel Tank: Luminous Green, Luminous Red
    • Front Fender: Chrome
  • Engine No.: KZT00AE042501-,
  • (L)KZT00AE040605-
  • Frame No.: KZT00A-027501-,
  • (L)KZT00A-507027-
  • Parts Catalogue No.: 99910-1004-01, (G) 99910-1019-01, (E) 99910-1013-01
  • Owner's Manual No.: 99920-1021-00, (E) 99922-1012-00
  • Shop Manual No.: 99931-540-00
  • Major Changes: Color, marking, brake master cylinder, front brake caliper position, and carburetor setting. Diaphragm fuel tap adopted. Brighter headlight (US, Canada).

1979 KZ1000-A3 (A3A) (MKII)

1979 Kawasaki KZ1000-A3(A3A) (MKII)
1979 Kawasaki KZ1000 MKII
1979 Kawasaki KZ1000 MKII
1979 Kawasaki KZ1000 MKII
1979 Kawasaki KZ1000 MKII in Red
1979 Kawasaki KZ1000 MKII in Red
1979 Kawasaki KZ1000 MKII in Red
1979 Kawasaki KZ1000 MKII in Red
1979 Kawasaki KZ1000 MKII in Red
1979 Kawasaki KZ1000 MKII in Red


  • 1,000 cc
  • Four-stroke, 4 Cylinder
  • Dual Over Head Camshaft
  • 5-Speed, Return Shift
  • Max. Horsepower: 93 HP @ 8,000 rpm
  • Spark Plug: NGK B8ES, or NDW24ES-U
  • Tire Size
    • Front: 3.25V-19 4PR
    • Rear: 4.00V-18 4PR
  • Color
    • Fuel Tank: Luminous Navy Blue, Luminous Dark Red
    • Front Fender: Chrome
  • Engine No.: KZT00AE081566 -
  • Frame No.: KZT00A-038427 -
  • Parts Catalogue No.:
  • (U) 99910-1057-01, (G) 99910-1019-01,
  • (E) 99910-1058-01 Plus -50R
  • Service Manual No.:
  • (U) 99924-1006-05,(E)(G) 99931-1540-03
  • Owner's Manual No.: (U) 99920-1056-03,
  • (E)(G) 99922-1035-02, (F) 99923-1024-01
  • Remarks: A contemporary classic supersport. Cast wheels, front dual disc brake, transistorized ignition system, caburetors with accelerator pump, (U) clean air system.

1980 KZ1000-A4 (MKII)

1980 Kawasaki KZ1000-A4 (MKII)


  • Color
    • Fuel Tank: Luminous Ruby Red, Luminous Navy Blue
    • Front Fender: Chrome
  • Engine No.: KZT00AE092601 --
  • Frame No.: KZT00A-043001-
  • Parts Catalogue No.:
  • 99910-1059-01,(E) 99910-1058-02
  • Sewice Manual No.: 99924-1006-05
  • Owner's Manual No.:
  • 99922-1067-02,(F) 99923-1030-01
  • Major Change: Color


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