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About Kawasaki Z1

The vintage motorcycle rounds the track, the engine roaring when the rider hits speeds over 100 mph as admiring viewers cheer from the stands. Introduced in 1972, the Kawasaki Z1 hits speeds up to 130 mph. Motorcycle enthusiasts remember it as the world's first superbike, developed in secrecy under the code name "New York Steak." The Z1, voted machine of the year from 1972 to 1976 by readers of the "Motorcycle News Magazine," was the first of the Kawasaki Z series. Never satisfied, the Japanese engineers at Kawasaki continued working on the Z series; the 1978 Kawasaki Z1-R was the company's next superbike, and the 1980 Z1-R refined the concept even further, satisfying motorcyclists' need for outstanding performance. Whether searching for a vintage Kawasaki Z1 or parts such as a Z1 seat, motorcycle enthusiasts look to the reliable sellers on eBay for the latest listings. With a variety of convenient shipping options, the parts arrive promptly, allowing you to get your motorcycle back on the track again.