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1972 Kawasaki Z1

Here are some pictures of a beautifully restored 1972 Kawasaki Z1. It was purchased from the original owner in Texas and was the first large capacity (it has a displacement of 903cc) four-cylinder production motorcycle from Japan to use a double-overhead-camshaft system.

The restoration included sourcing some NOS flanges and having work done on the vacuum take-offs fixed to the cylinder head.

The wheels were built by Wheelwise Engineering – a close-up of the front wheel is shown below.