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1978 S KAWASAKI Z1 Z1R-TC Turbo Classic Roadster

Stunning and very rare
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Fastline Superbikes are pleased to offer this outstanding Kawasaki Z1R TC Turbo. 1015cc, air-cooled, DOHC, 2 valves per cylinder, 126bhp @ 8000rpm and top speed quoted as 158mph. Mature owner with all documentation and receipts, 2 set keys. Current owner imported it 3-4 years ago from Australia. The folder with it contains all the information since there ownership. The engine and turbo where rebuilt by Will Barber who is very well known in the Kawasaki Z owners club, he is a very respected engineer who specialises in turbocharged motorcycles. He has done a perfect job and it's all documented in the folder with all the receipts as well. There are a lot of myths surrounding it some true some not so true, Will Barber knows nearly everything about them. 250 where made in 1978 in stardust silver and 250 made in 1979 in the black molly colours. Many where drag raced, blown up, smashed up, how many are left is unknown. One of the rumours is that there is a guy in America who has a copy of the registration list of all the bikes that were made and who they were sold too. Nobody has ever seen this list and apparently the guy refuses to show it on the internet. Kawasaki had stockpiles of Z1Rs, when it came to using them for the turbo models they used any Z1Rs at random. They were not an official model. One thing the bike does have is all the right parts on it that says it's genuine and also a sticker on the headstock which is very important when it comes to originality. They were put together by different dealers with no warranty offered, also the molly paint work differed in quality as not just 1 company sprayed them. The bike also benefits not from just a rebuild but also Dyna Ignition which is under the seat. Please phone before coming to view a particular bike to make sure it is in our showroom. Will come serviced, 12 mths MOT, 3 mths warranty and fully gone through by our factory trained technicians. Buy with confidence from family run business since 1988. Finance and worldwide delivery on all our motorcycles, call for quote.

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