KAWASAKI Z1300 (1979-1983) Specs, Performance & Photos

Segment: Naked / Road
Production years: 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983

KAWASAKI Z1300 1979-1983

The Kawasaki Z1300 was a standard motorcycle manufactured by Kawasaki from 1979 to 1989. The bike was powered by a huge displacement engine with a straight-six-cylinder configuration.

It was manufactured in several versions: Z1300, ZG1300, KZ1300, and ZN1300. It was the Z series's largest model, which began with the Z1 (900) in 1972. Over its production period, the bike had a few problems with the oil, but these were quickly resolved by the manufacturer.

In 1979, the Japanese motorcycle manufacturer launched the Kawasaki Z1300, a large-displacement motorcycle packed with standard features, such as a rectangular headlight up front, a one-piece dual seat with a passenger grab rail, a dual exhaust system with a muffler on each side, side-mounted rear shocks, and seven-spoke lightweight aluminum wheels.

The motorcycle was built around a double-cradle steel frame with a telescopic fork on the front that provided 200 mm of travel and dual preload-adjustable shocks on the rear, offering optimum suspension performance and handling.

Two 260 mm discs on the front wheel tied to dual-piston calipers and a 250 mm disc on the rear wheel coupled to a single-piston caliper achieved the braking power.

As for the power figures, the 1978 Kawasaki Z1300 had installed a 1,286cc four-stroke liquid-cooled six-cylinder engine underneath its fuel tank, delivering 120 hp at 8,000 rpm and 117 Nm (86 lb-ft) torque at 6,500 rpm.

KAWASAKI Z1300 1979-1983

KAWASAKI Z1300 1286

engine specs
Type:Liquid cooled, four stroke, transverse six cylinder, DOHC, 2 valves per cylinder
Displacement:1286 cm3
Bore X Stroke:2.4x2.7 in OR 61 mm
Compression Ratio:9.9:1
Horsepower:120/8000 KW(hp)/RPM
Torque:86/6500 lb-ft/RPM OR 117/6500 Nm/RPM
Fuel System:3x32mm Mikuni
transmission specs
Clutch:Wet, multi disc
Primary Drive:-
Final Drive:Shaft
chassis specs
Frame:Double cradle
Front Suspension:Telescopic forks
Rear Suspension:Dual shocks preload adjustable
Front Brake:2x260mm discs 2 piston calipers
Rear Brake:Single 250mm disc
dimension specs
Overall Length:-
Overall Width:-
Seat Height:-
Ground Clearance:-
Weight:652 lbs OR 296 kg
Fuel Capacity:7.1 gallons OR 26.9 L
tyres specs
Front:110/90 -18
Rear:130/90 -17
power system specs
Power pack:-
Nominal Capacity:-
Maximum Capacity:-
Charger type:-
Charging time (normal):-
Charging time (quick):-
  report a mistake on this page