Originally Posted by bronclvr
I bought the very first Z1R in Colorado-there was a Kawasaki Dealer on Colfax (right by JCRS-it's now called Pasternack's Pawn Shop). It is probably the only Bike I regret selling-it looked identical to this Picture (then I put on a Kerker, K&N's, chromed some parts and changed the seat)-I traded it in for a new Harley at Flatirons in Boulder after I got a ticket for over 100 mph on Hiway 58 (between Ward Rd and Golden)-I loved that Bike-
I now have my Harley Sturgis and a 2003 R6 Yamaha-getting too old for the Yamaha, so it's up for sale-white with the red graphics-
What I'm really enthused about right now is that I just got the new 502 cu. in. Big Block for my Hot Rod-I'm boring and stroking it to a 540 (shooting for 650 h.p.it should be faster than the one I just sold on page 2)-this project has been going on for a while, but I can't wait until it's done-
err, sorry, rambling on here-
Those Z1's were nice no doubt, except you slid off the seat and had to hang onto the handlebars. Those stock seats were not gonna keep you on the bike.
Here's a front pic of a 1979 Honda CBX:
Now, that's an engine. It was an instant collector's item because it was a straight six. I checked E-bay again and two of the three I saw for sale two days ago are now gone.
Matter of fact, Honda got so pissed off that Kawasaki came out with the Z900's, that's why they built the CBX. Then Kawasaki got pissed off, so they built the Z1300. Ah, the good old days.
The sweetest bike I've heard since the CBX is the Ducati 900's. I can tell that bike from two miles away by the engine note. It has an unmistakable roar.