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KAWASAKI Z 1300 1978 – 1983

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Kawasaki Z 1300

KAWASAKI Z 1300 1978 – 1983

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KAWASAKI Z 1300 1286 (1978 – 1983)

History

The Z1300 is a motorcycle with water-cooled six-cylinder four-stroke engine of the Japanese manufacturer Kawasaki.

The Z1300, which bore the name KZ1300 outside the German-speaking world, was originally planned as a sports bike in competition with the Honda CBX (development designation: project 203), but eventually came because of their weight and the characteristics of its drive as a travel

The Z1300 is a motorcycle with water-cooled six-cylinder four-stroke engine of the Japanese manufacturer Kawasaki.

The Z1300, which bore the name KZ1300 outside the German-speaking world, was originally planned as a sports bike in competition with the Honda CBX (development designation: project 203), but eventually came because of their weight and the characteristics of its drive as a travel bike on the market. First, they should get a displacement of 1200 cc, but because of the new 1340 cc engine with Harley-Davidson he was enlarged to 1286 cc. The engine of the Z1300 was until the appearance of the BMW K 1600 GT, the largest six-cylinder motorcycle of a series (based on the volume – the engine of the Z1300’s 570mm wide, while the BMW K 1600 GT is only 555mm wide.).

The differences between the models and Z1300 KZ1300 are marginal, only small differences in the electrical system, the setting, the throttle and switches and lights are available, especially the different size of the fuel tank is striking.

Due to the high weight of 330 kilograms, the high purchase price, low ground clearance and the sometimes very high consumption, the Z1300 was not a big commercial success and brought due to their low sales numbers not even a development cost for Kawasaki. However, the machine became a myth that it owes its special position and the technical refinement of the engine.

The engine was originally equipped with carburetors, was improved as part of the facelift during the sale season (1979-1989), including a digitally controlled injection system was introduced. In the U.S. the model with fairing and luggage, like the Honda Goldwing has been put on the market (Z1300 Voyager). The last 200 models (built in 1989) received the additional title Legendary Six.

At the time of launch, the Z1300 model was one of only three water-cooled motorcycles on the market (next to Honda Goldwing and Suzuki GT 750)

The presentation of the Honda CBX as well as the appearance of even stronger Kawasaki Z1300 led to the initial decision, the motorcycle industry, to limit the power of machines sold in Germany volunteered to 100 hp

Presentation of the new 1978 Kawasaki Z 1300 at the IFMA in Cologne. First water-cooled six-cylinder motorcycle, initially with three Mikuni BSW 32-twin carburettors and 120 hp.

From the spring of 1979 is the Z 1300 A1 in the windows of the Kawasaki dealer, the power was reduced by the voluntary restrictions on importers and manufacturers to 100 horsepower. Part numbers: 000101-KZT30A to KTZ30A-005618 / Engine numbers: KZT30AE0001010 to KZT30AE005309. As the color Kawasaki offers only Luminous Starlight Blue. The machine cost including 11% VAT in Germany DM 12,068, which today entspricht.12 13,500 euros

The six-cylinder 1980 Z 1300 A2 be increased with a larger oil pan fitted (increased in several steps from 3.5 to 6.2 liters), the oil level sight glass and improves the oil circulation. In addition, the shock absorber mounting bolts get washers to prevent loosening of the rubber bearing. Part numbers: 006201-KZT30A to KZT30A-010993 / Engine numbers: KZT30AE005801 to KZT30AE012373.

This model is also available Luminous Ruby Red in only one color.

In addition, Kawasaki offers the Z at 1300 B1 (Touring). This is a standard Z 1300-model, which is equipped with fairing, top case, luggage and touring seat. The model is available only in the color Royal Dark Red and will be officially available in the U.S. only. Frame numbers: KZT30B-000001-001818 to KZT30B / engine numbers: KZT30AE005801 to KZT30AE012373

1981 Z 1300 A3 received an electronic spark timing, the governor eliminated previously used. On the brakes there is sintered metal pads. The tail now adorned with a chrome mounting bracket, air filter covers are also chrome plated.

Frame numbers: KZT30AE011501 to KZT30AE014100 / engine numbers: KZT30AE012401 to KZT30AE014800. Kawasaki presents 2 colors to choose: Luminous Green Holly and Ebony.

In 1982 the A4 ignition timing moves from the left to the right tail shaft, a narrower primary tooth chain is installed. The horn cover has been slightly changed. Frame numbers: KZT30AE014101 to KZT30AE015439 / engine numbers: KZT30AE014801 to KZT30AE015946.

This model is available in 2 colors: Luminous Passion Red and Ebony.

1983 In order to reduce the previously high oil consumption, the six-cylinder (version A5) receives this year improved piston. New, multi-adjustable air-assisted shocks improve ride comfort. The tank emblem and side cover labels were revised. Start with part number: 015901-KZT30A

The 1984 Z 1300 DFI (ZG1300 A1) with the lowering gasoline consumption, comes from the already known Z 1100 GP electronically controlled fuel injection, performance (reduced) increases to 130 hp. The consumption should also be a so-called Cruise Control, to be selected by the driver via a switch normal or savings program affected. Start with part number: ZGT30A-000001 / Engine number KZT30AE016401.

This model is also available in red or black.

1985 The Cruise Control system is no longer used because it proved useless. Demand for the 1300 Z decreases.

Almost the same as in the 1986 model year with the designation ZG1300 A2, starting with frame number: ZGT30A-002801 in the same colors as before.

1987 Not really a new model called ZG1300 A3, starting with part number: 002801-ZGT30A

1988 Not really a new model called ZG1300 A4, start with part number: ZGT30A-003501, available only in black.

Kawasaki Z 1300
Kawasaki Z 1300

1989 The last 200 shipped Z 1300 DFI (ZG1300-A5) are provided with the nickname Legendary Six. Chance, sales of this model went in to the year 1993.

Back in 1983, is the model Kawasaki ZN 1300 Voyager ago and aims with this fully faired touring the U.S. market from. The Voyager is analogous to the GoldWing with every conceivable extra, such as a radio equipped. Here, the Voyager series:

1983 ZN1300-A1, starting with part number: DA000001, color: Two Tone Ebony

1984 ZN1300-A2, starting with part number: EB500001 (U.S.) or EA000401 (Japan), color as previous model

1985 ZN1300-A3, starting with part number: FB501501 (U.S.) or FA001301 (Japan), color as previous model

1986 ZN1300-A4, starting with part number: GA001501, color: Luminous Vintage Red / Metallic Graystone

1987 ZN1300-A5, start with part number: HB503301, color as previous model

1988 ZN1300-A6, starting with part number: JB503701, color as previous model

Kawasaki later replaced the engine with a lighter Voyager 1200 cc four-cylinder engine.

Naked Bikes: 750 Z | Z 1000 | 800 W

Supersport: (Ninja series): 250R | ZX-6R | ZX-10R


Tourer and Sport Tourer: ER-6 | Versys | Versys 1000 | 1400GTR | ZZR 1400

Cruiser: VN Series | VN 2000

Two-stroke: 500 H1 | H2 750

Naked bikes: Kawasaki W650 | Z-Series | Z1 | Z 1000 Z1-R | Zephyr Series

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