Kawasaki KZ1000A: history, specs, pictures

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Kawasaki KZ1000
Manufacturer
Also called LTD
Production 81-82
Class Standard
Predecessor Kawasaki KZ900A
Engine
1000cc
Spark Plug NGK B8ES '81-82
Battery YUASA YB18L-A '81-82
Front Tire '81-82
Rear Tire 120/90-16 '81-82
Weight
Oil Filter K&N KN-401
Manuals Service Manual


Kawasaki KZ1000 A Series[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]


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)[edit]

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)[edit]

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


Kawasaki KZ1000
Manufacturer
Also called KZ1000P7, KZ 1000 P7, KZ1000 LTD, KZ 1000 LTD, KZ 1000
Production 1977 - 1988
Class Road
Engine
in-line four, four-stroke
Bore / Stroke 69.4mm x 66.0mm
Top Speed 130 mph (210 km/h)
Horsepower 99.91 HP (74.5 KW) @ 8500RPM
Torque 6.86 ft/lbs (9.3 Nm) @ 7000RPM
Fuel System carburetor. mikuni bs34 x 4
Ignition battery and coil transistorized
Spark Plug NGK B8ES
Battery YUASA YB14L-A2
Transmission Gear box: 5-speed

Final Drive: chain

Clutch: wet multi plate
Final Drive Chain: 630x98
Front Sprocket 15T
Rear Sprocket 41T
Suspension Front: telescopic air assisted spring and oil damped
Rear: classic swinging arm twin shocks
Brakes Front: double disc. big single piston calipers
Rear: single disc. big single piston caliper same brake shoes as the front
Front Tire mn18 runflat-18
Rear Tire mr18 runflat-18
Wheelbase 59.25 inches (1505 mm)
Length 86.1 inches (2187 mm)
Width 31.5 inches (800 mm)
Height 46.46 inches (1180 mm)
Seat Height 31.69 inches (805 mm)
Weight 661.39 pounds (300.0 Kg) (dry), 320.0 kg (wet)
Oil Capacity 1.19 Gallon (4.50 Liters)
Fuel Capacity 5.81 Gallon (22.00 Liters)
Fuel Consumption 5.60 liters/100 km (17.9 km/l or 42.00 mpg)
Manuals Service Manual


The Kawasaki KZ1000P7 was a in-line four, four-stroke Road motorcycle produced by Kawasaki between 1977 and 1988. It could reach a top speed of 130 mph (210 km/h). Max torque was 6.86 ft/lbs (9.3 Nm) @ 7000 RPM. Claimed horsepower was 99.91 HP (74.5 KW) @ 8500 RPM.

Engine[edit]

The engine was a air cooled in-line four, four-stroke. A 69.4mm bore x 66.0mm stroke result in a displacement of just 998.0 cubic centimeters. Fuel was supplied via a double overhead cams/twin cam (dohc).

Drive[edit]

The bike has a 5-speed transmission. Power was moderated via the wet multi plate.

Chassis[edit]

It came with a mn18 runflat-18 front tire and a mr18 runflat-18 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via double disc. big single piston calipers in the front and a single disc. big single piston caliper same brake shoes as the front in the rear. The front suspension was a telescopic air assisted spring and oil damped while the rear was equipped with a classic swinging arm twin shocks. The KZ1000P7 was fitted with a 5.81 Gallon (22.00 Liters) fuel tank. The bike weighed just 661.39 pounds (300.0 Kg). The wheelbase was 59.25 inches (1505 mm) long.

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