Your Z1-R check­list

Practical Sportsbikes (UK) - - Kawasaki Z1-r -

The key with Z1-R own­er­ship is be­ing sure which model you’re buy­ing. The orig­i­nal ’78 D1 was the only one of­fi­cially im­ported into the UK and is the most cov­eted but as with the rise in Z1 clas­sic sta­tus, many ma­chines have been im­ported from the US. It’s not un­known for replica D1s to be made from Z1000s or other Z1-RS.


Al­though many mod­i­fi­ca­tions are de­sir­able, orig­i­nal­ity is key to Z1-R val­ues, par­tic­u­larly as many parts – for ex­am­ple the orig­i­nal

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