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Kawasaki (K)Z1000 Z1-Rby Tony Sculpher
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Designed as Kawasaki's response to the ground-breaking Honda CB750 of 1969, the Kawasaki 900 Super 4 Model Z1, affectionately referred to by many as the 'Z1000', appeared in 1972. It took the motorcycling world by storm and has a strong claim to be the world's first true ultimate superbike. Thirty years on, the (K)Z1000 Z1-R has emerged as one of Kawasaki's most desirable and sought after collectables from the 1970s. This book will help the reader appreciate the ever-evolving Japanese motorcycle styling and the introduction of various technologies as standard equipment, and just how sensational and unique these motorbikes really were.
The Kawasaki 900 Super 4 Model Z1, affectionately called 'Z1000' by many, appeared in 1972. It took the motorcycling world by storm and has a strong claim to be the world's first true ultimate superbike.
About the Author
Tony Sculpher is a New Zealander by birth, though he now lives in Australia. He worked in the automotive industry before embarking on a career in the engineering components industry. Tony's interests and hobbies have covered numerous fields including collecting, restoring and riding New Era Japanese motorcycles, motorcycle road racing and Australian Touring Car racing. Tony has owned more than thirty Japanese motorcycles since he gained his motorcycle license at fifteen years of age.
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