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Z1300 History

The was shown to the world at the Koln in September 1978. The engine a 1286cc DOHC two valve per of the six cylinders sat in the bike which had a dry weight of 297kg. This was the of touring bikes. In November the press were introduced to the in Malta for the European press and Valley California for the American

They were unanimous praise for both styling and performance of the ground breaking

The Z1300 was produced from until bowing out in 1989. In the Z1300 was given a digital injection (D.F.I.) and was called the the system installed to improve consumption gave a gain in and torque. In march of 1983 the was launched, a fully dressed it featured a fairing, panniers, top stepped seat, digital radio/cassette deck and on board for trip and fuel calculations.

The Voyager was a big hit with serious riders despite its higher than its competitors.

After its 12 run the Z1300, Kawasaki’s first cooled six cylinder engined ceased production in 1989. Z1300’s and 4,500 Voyagers had produced.

Today as we stand for the Z1300 is still a popular for many bikers.

In 1978 and Benelli had a six, Kawasaki to be different. The Z1300 was a six with cooling and shaft drive:- the sports tourer. It was the heaviest at but the 120bhp was more than to power the bike to over

It soon found admirers all the world.

1978. The Z1300

The 1286cc motor was smooth and a of design and easy to work on. The was the King of the road.

1979. The

Starting frame number:

This the first model was available in one colour, starlight with gold pin stripe. The handled better than it have and surprised many of the at the time. The brakes were and it had little ground clearance.

But the Z1300 was in a class of its own.

The Z1300-A2

Starting frame KZT30A-006201

The A2 was offered again in one colour: ruby red. The A2 was an over the A1, the sump was much A bid to counter act the crank problems the A1 had It was increased from a capacity of 4.5 of oil to 6. Later discovered that it was due to oil usage due to leaking fuel that the fuel ended up in the creating a fine rust while parked, causing oil usage without smoking.

I can use up to 1’5l on a mere 100km.

The KZ1300-B2 Touring

Starting number: KZT30B-000001

This was not released in the UK, being mainly a US It was basically a Z1300a with a top box and panniers. Again only one was offered: Royal dark

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The heaviest bike got even

1981. The Z1300-A3

Starting number: JKAKZAA15BA-011501

The A3 was available in two Holy green and Ebony. A grab rail was fitted and the engine cases and air filter were chromed. The electronic was modified and gas rear shocks were fitted.

The A3 was now also being built at the factory in The USA.

1982. The

Starting frame number:

1982 saw few differences in the Z1300, it was in two colours: Passion red or ebony. The CDI were moved and the horn were changed.

1983. The

Starting frame number:

The A5 had even few differences than models, the badges were but it was offered in the same colours.

Saw a big change, the introduction of the digital injection. the power output was now The colour were the same Red or ebony. The outer cases and panel badges were

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