What Made The Kawasaki Z1 Important To Japanese Motorcycle History – SlashGear

While it may not rank with the fastest motorcycles ever built anymore, the Kawasaki Z1 was the best in its class when it was first produced back in 1973. Yvon Duhamel pulled off a record-setting 160.288 mph lap at the Daytona Raceway riding a specially tuned Z1 — making it very clear something was special about Kawasaki’s bike. From there, Kawasaki kept upping the ante and improving the formula, but it all started with the Z1. There’s no telling what the

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