Kawasaki Z1300

Kawasaki Z1300 Six Cylinder From Japan – ThoughtCo

Introduced at the Koln motorcycle show in Germany in 1978, Kawasaki produced the longest manufacturing run of street bikes with a six-cylinder engine known as the Z1300. The bike was produced from 1978 until 1989.

Kawasaki Z1300 | KZ1300

The Kawasaki Z1300’s are very unique high performance 6-cylinder motorcycles that were manufactured between 1979 to 1989. There were 4 different models made over the years referred to as a Z1300, KZ1300, ZG1300 and ZN1300.

Kawasaki Z1300 – Motorcycle Specifications

So when the new Kawasaki bike was announced to the press in late 1978, it was designated the Z1300 and featured a 1286cc engine. The width of a six-cylinder power unit mounted across the frame presents the biggest problem for designers because it limits banking angles and thus impedes rapid cornering.

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Kawasaki Z1300 history – caferacergarage.eu

Kawasaki Z1300. The work began in 1974. At the inception of the project – the vision was undefined. Kawasaki was exploring some unknown territory. Basic guidelines included: at least 1200cc and liquid cooling. The configuration of the cylinders was open for debate.

The Kawasaki KZ1300 – Classic Japanese Motorcycles

Weighing in at an astounding 710 pounds, the Kawasaki KZ1300 was a heavyweight 6-cylinder motorcycle, with a 239cc displacement advantage over the Honda CBX 1000 and 380 over the Benelli Sei 900. Much like the Sei, its six lungs are fed by a trio of carbs.

Classic Collectable: Kawasaki Z1300 Six – Bike Review

Kawasaki’s Z1300 Six-cylinder captured a cult following, despite six-cylinder motorcycles remaining a relative rarity to this day Words by Kris Hodgson, Photography: Tony ‘Pommie’ Wilding Six cylinder motorcycles are a rarity, a concept which despite a cult following from a more theoretical perspective has failed to become mainstream.


The Kawasaki Z1300 was manufactured in several versions, namely: Z1300, KZ1300, ZG1300 and ZN1300. It is the biggest model of the still-ongoing Z series that was started in 1972 with the Z1 (900). In the U.S., the model was equipped with a windshield, suitcase, and a redesigned frame.

KAWASAKI Z1300 DFI – 1985 – – YouTube

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Kawasaki Z1300: Collectable – Motorcycle Trader

Kawasaki may have envisaged the Z1300 as a tourer but it was a far more capable motorcycle than any paper specifications indicated. But the Z1300 was too radical to succeed. It evolved into a full-dress tourer, the Voyager in 1984, running until 1989.

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Kawasaki Z1300 has 1,913 members. For those people who like this special 6-cylinder classic bike. Big, powerful and unique!

Kawasaki Kz1300 Motorcycles for sale – SmartCycleGuide.com

1980 Kawasaki Kz 1300, All the chrome is very nice, the bike only has 4161 original miles, the pipes are great with baffles, seat it nice, just a couple nicks in the back of the seat, (see pics), the bike has new plugs, and new oil, the carbs were cleaned, runs good, everything works. $3,799.00