The first major revision of Kawasaki's trendsetting Z1/Z900 arrived for 1977 in the form of the Z1000, which, as its name suggests was a bored-out version of the original double overhead cam four. The power went up, marginally, to 83bhp while there was more torque delivered further down the rev range than before. Testing the new Z1000 in February 1977, Bike magazine had to contend with a wet track but nevertheless recorded a 12.76 second standing quarter mile time, despite an enforced half throttle take off and a staggering terminal velocity of 117mph with rider normally seated!
This lovely three owners from new example is presented with the original Italian paperwork and two keys. The seat has been modified for a slighter shorter than average rider but can be changed back to its original status. These highly powered ‘sit up and beg’ machines are very sought after nowadays and this example is certainly one to consider.