1982 Kawasaki Z1300 Frame no. KZT30A-013486 Engine no. KZT30AE014368

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Lot 458
1982 Kawasaki Z1300
Registration no. MHX 457X Frame no. KZT30A-013486 Engine no. KZT30AE014368

£ 6,000 - 9,000
US$ 7,800 - 12,000
1982 Kawasaki Z1300
Registration no. MHX 457X
Frame no. KZT30A-013486
Engine no. KZT30AE014368
Having seen its Z1000 deposed as top superbike by Honda's outrageous six-cylinder CBX, it was inevitable that Kawasaki would strike back. Enter the Z1300. Launched in 1978 to a fanfare of superlatives - biggest, heaviest, most powerful, fastest - Kawasaki's new flagship was more super-tourer than outright sports bike, its 140mph top speed notwithstanding. Weighing close to 700lb and producing an astonishing - at that time - 120bhp, the Z1300 promised to be a real handful but in fact handled 'predictably and reassuringly over virtually any kind of surface' according to Bike magazine. Only the Big Zed's upright riding position and limited range - despite a six-gallon fuel tank - took the gloss off the stupendous performance afforded by that admirably smooth and torquey six-cylinder engine. Sold in limited numbers, the Z1300 today is a highly sought after modern classic. Purchased from Edwin Ferneyhough Vehicle Sales in 2017, this Z1300 was immediately treated to extensive refurbishment at great expense as evidenced by numerous bills on file issued by marque specialists Zed Parts, including one of £1,200 for a new stainless exhaust system. Last run earlier this year and described by the private vendor as in good condition, with excellent brightwork, the machine is offered with a quantity of expired MoTs; a V5C registration document; MoT to 14th May 2020; and the aforementioned bills (inspection recommended).

Footnotes

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1982 Kawasaki Z1300 Frame no. KZT30A-013486 Engine no. KZT30AE014368
1982 Kawasaki Z1300 Frame no. KZT30A-013486 Engine no. KZT30AE014368
1982 Kawasaki Z1300 Frame no. KZT30A-013486 Engine no. KZT30AE014368
1982 Kawasaki Z1300 Frame no. KZT30A-013486 Engine no. KZT30AE014368
1982 Kawasaki Z1300 Frame no. KZT30A-013486 Engine no. KZT30AE014368
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