Kawasaki ZN700A LTD: history, specs, pictures

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Kawasaki ZN700 LTD Shaft
Also called ZN 700 LTD Shaft
Production 1984 - 1985
in-line four, four-stroke
Bore / Stroke 64.0mm x 54.0mm
Top Speed 99 mph
Horsepower 72.42 HP (54.0 KW) @ 9500RPM
Fuel System carburetor. keihin cv34 x 4
Air Filter K&N KA-7580 `84-85[1]
Ignition cdi
Spark Plug NGK B8ES '84-85
Battery YUASA YB14L-A2 '84-85
Transmission Gear box: 5-speed

Final Drive: shaft drive (cardan)

Clutch: wet plate
Final Drive Shaft `84-85[2]
Suspension Front: telescopic fork
Rear: swing arm with dual air adjustable shocks
Brakes Front: double disc. single piston calipers
Rear: single disc
Front Tire 110/90-18 61h
Rear Tire 130/90-16 67h
Wheelbase 59.45 inches (1510 mm)
Length 87.4 inches (2220 mm)
Width 32.28 inches (820 mm)
Height 47.64 inches (1210 mm)
Seat Height 29.72 inches (755 mm)
Weight 478.4 pounds (217.0 Kg) (dry),
Oil Filter K&N KN-401[1]
Recommended Oil K-tech 10W-40
Fuel Capacity 3.67 Gallon (13.90 Liters)
Manuals Service Manual

The Kawasaki ZN700 LTD Shaft was a in-line four, four-stroke standard produced by Kawasaki from 1984 to 1985. Claimed horsepower was 72.42 HP (54.0 KW) @ 9500 RPM.


Kawasaki modified the KZ model to create the ZN700 LTD, which squeaks in at 694cc to get just under the 700cc-threshold imposed by the 1980s motorcycle tariff. In 1987, Harley-Davidson petitioned for an early end to the 5-year tariff (tax) and 750 Japanese bikes were back in full force, thus giving the ZN 700 a short production cycle.


The engine was a air cooled in-line four, four-stroke. A 64.0mm bore x 54.0mm stroke result in a displacement of just 694.0 cubic centimeters. Fuel was supplied via a double overhead cams/twin cam (dohc).


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


It came with a 110/90-18 61h front tire and a 130/90-16 67h rear tire. Stopping was achieved via double disc. single piston calipers in the front and a single disc in the rear. The front suspension was a telescopic fork while the rear was equipped with a swing arm with dual air adjustable shocks. The ZN700 LTD Shaft was fitted with a 3.67 Gallon (13.90 Liters) fuel tank. The bike weighed just 478.4 pounds (217.0 Kg). The wheelbase was 59.45 inches (1510 mm) long.


1984 Kawasaki ZN700-A1

American sports model with shaft drive. Front dual disc and rear disc brakes, air adjustable front fork, air and damping force adjustable rear shock absorbers. Electric starter and transistorized ignition system.

  • 694 mL
  • Four-stroke. 4 Cylinder, Dual Over Head Camshaft
  • 5-Speed, Return Shift
  • Color
  • Fuel Tank: Ebony, Luminous Crimson Red
  • Front Fender: Chrome plated
  • Engine No: ZN700AE000001 -
  • Frame No: JKAZN6A1()EA000001 -
  • Parts Catalog No: 99961-0185 (Microfiche)
  • Service Manual No: 99924-1035-03
  • Owner's Manual No: 99920-1262-01

1984 700LTD Sales Brochure.pdf


1985 Kawasaki ZN700-A2
  • Color
  • Fuel Tank: Ebony, Luminous Vintage Red
  • Front Fender: Chrome plated
  • Engine No: ZN700AE004101 -
  • Frame No: JKAZN6A1()FA004101 -
  • Parts Catalog No: Same as ZN700-A1
  • Service Manual No: Same as ZN700-A1
  • Owner's Manual No: 99920-1275-01
  • Changes: Color and graphic. Two throttle cables.

1985 Brochure


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Make Model. Kawasaki ZN 700 LTD
Year 1984
Engine Type Four stroke, inline four, 2 valves per cylinder, DOHC
Displacement 694 cc / 42.4 cu in
Bore X Stroke 64 x 54 mm
Cooling System Air cooled
Compression 9.7:1
Lubrication Wet sump
Exhaust Dual stainless steel megaphone pipes
Induction Kehin CV34 x 4 carburetors
Ignition CDI
Starting Electric
Max Power 54 kW / 74 hp @ 9500 rpm
Clutch Wet, multiplate
Transmission 5-Speed
Final Drive Shaft
Frame Tubular, double cradle
Front Suspension Telescopic fork
Front Wheel Travel 160 mm / 6.3"
Rear Suspension Swingarm with dual air adjustable shocks
Rear Wheel Travel 100 mm / 3.9"
Front Brakes Single disc, single piston caliper
Rear Brakes Single disc
Front Tire 110/90-18 61H
Rear Tire 130/90-16 67H
Rake 29.8°
Trail 112 mm / 4.4 in
Dimensions Length 2220 mm / 87.4 in Width 830 mm / 32.3 in Height 1210 mm / 47.6 in
Wheelbase 1510 mm / 59.4 in
Ground Clearance 150 mm / 5.9 in
Dry Weight 217 kg / 478 lbs
Fuel Capacity 13.9 L / 3.7 US gal


Electrical Diagram

External Links[edit]


  1. 1.0 1.1 2019 K&L Supply Co Catalog. K&L Supply Co. 2019. 
  2. 2019 Western Power Sports Catalog. Western Power Sports. 2019.