In spite of an internal agreement among the Japanese manufacturers to launch no motor bikes with a cubic capacity over 750 cc, Kawasaki decided to offer the 900 Z1 "Super 4" to the world public in the autumn of 1972. The Z1 was a powerful four-stroke bike with 82 hp @ 8500rpm. It had two above placed cam shafts and four carburetors, enabling it to reach a maximum speed of 210 km/h, sensational in those days.
As a result, the bike was given the nickname "The New York Steak". The 246 kg Kawasaki was equipped with a hydraulic disc brake at the front wheel, while at the rear wheel a conservative drum brake was installed. The four-in-four exhaust pipe stressed the powerful appearance of the Z1 with thunderous acoustics. The Kawasaki type 900 Z1 turned out to be a bestseller - not only owing to its outstanding performance and faultless optical characteristic, but also thanks to its favorable retail price of just $1,900. It became the undisputed star among the super bikes of the 70's with 1,500 vehicles per month sold including the European markets.
Pictured here is a 1:6 scale diecast replica of a 1973 Kawasaki Z1 900 Super 4 motorcycle in yellow. Comes in a handsome presentation case. Sold Out!
Length: 14 inches
Height: 7 inches
Release Date: May 2010