Tagged: Z1R

Rocket Man: 1979 Kawasaki Z1R TC for Sale

  Lots of sportbikes, even vintage sportbikes do many things well: handling is almost always part of the package. Many are very fast, some are reliable, and a few will even take you on...

Hang On For Dear Life: 1978 Kawasaki Z1R Turbo for Sale

Hang On For Dear Life: 1978 Kawasaki Z1R Turbo for Sale

Today’s one-owner Kawasaki Z1R-TC is a potentially combustible combination of explosive power, unpredictable handling, and overtaxed mechanical components, a milestone in the Japanese motorcycling industry’s efforts to distinguish itself and find a truly distinctive...

Evolution: 1978 Kawasaki Z1R for Sale

Evolution: 1978 Kawasaki Z1R for Sale

Overshadowed by the obviously more exotic and suicidal turbocharged Z1R-TC, the Kawasaki Z1R was an evolution of Kawasaki’s Z1, a bike that is often overshadowed by the CB750 that was introduced first and stole...

White Line Fever: 1978 Kawasaki Z1R-TC for Sale

White Line Fever: 1978 Kawasaki Z1R-TC for Sale

One of the things I love about vintage cars and bikes is their experimental quality: new ideas were implemented left and right, although some of those ideas were less well-developed than others. “Half-baked” even,...

1978 Kawasaki Z1/R TC Turbo for Sale

1978 Kawasaki Z1/R TC Turbo for Sale

Look, safety is great, and technology is amazing: it keeps us from flying ass-over-helmet into a ditch when our ambitions overreach our skill, and modern bikes pushing 200bhp surely need some kind of rider-assistance....

I’m Your Turbo Lover:  Kawasaki Z1R Turbo

I’m Your Turbo Lover: Kawasaki Z1R Turbo

“Then we race together. We can ride forever. Wrapped in horse-power, driving into fury. Changing gear I pull you tighter to me.”  Is it just me or does it sound like Rob Halford was singing about...

1980 Kawasaki Z1R

1980 Kawasaki Z1R

For Sale: 1980 Kawasaki Z1R When the Z1 was first introduced by Kawasaki in 1972, many regarded it as the first real superbike. Four cylinders, 1000cc and disc brakes absolutely trumped the much heralded...

1980 Kawasaki Z1R

1980 Kawasaki Z1R

Hi all!  The Olympics are over so I am back to posting.  17 days in front of the TV, whew! Here we have a 1980 Kawasaki Z1R on Ebay, from Quebec.  Manificient Kawasaki Z1R 1000 1980. Never...