Kawasaki Z1300 — Gratuitous Six

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Kawasaki Square Four 2 Stroke Prototype

Look they certainly when Kawasaki stunned the public at the Koln motor in September of 1978. Although to the streets by Honda’s equally six-pot CBX1000, the Z1300 every other motorcycle in seem minuscule by comparison. It was six inches longer than a 750 twin of the same era, for

It weighed 115 kg more, had four cylinders wedged across its and produced nearly three the horsepower. It was designed to take no and kick multiple …. The was introduced to the bike in November and everyone was unanimous in their of both the styling and performance of groundbreaking (in every sense of the new machine.

In spite of its weight, the Z1300 had no launching itself into motion and became an instant

I asked myself what on the Kawasaki bosses were when they okayed the to build this blunderbuss. At sight, it seemed like had had a lot of metal to spare that and needed something to put it all into. But I realised that the period the late sixties to the seventies was the one of the eventful in motorcycling history, as the of new

technology increased motorcycle manifold.

Multi-cylinder two-strokes with displacements, large-displacement four-strokes DOHC engines, all this and a avalanche of new technology changed the of motorcycling dramatically.

Kawasaki Square Four 2 Stroke Prototype

Kawasaki one of the main instigators of this with asphalt-rippers like the H1 triple and the mighty four-cylinder Z1. manufacturers also built a of large-displacement high-performance machines, an escalating horsepower war the likes of motorcycling had never seen. A cessation of rivalry was called in of 1972, due to the OPEC-induced oil crisis.

The emphasis was now on fuel efficient, friendly engines and early were two-strokes and large-displacement were seen as politically long before the term into usage.

In spite of all the Z1 continued to sell strongly, as a legion of hard-core fans themselves unable to kick the habit. Realising that for high-performance supersport bikes existed, in 1974 development was begun on a new flagship model to the famous Z1. After much during which V-fours, and V-sixes were suggested, it was that the new machine would be by an in-line six Kawasaki’s first at building a monster motorcycle

Kawasaki Square Four 2 Stroke Prototype
Kawasaki Square Four 2 Stroke Prototype

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