Kawasaki Z1, Z/KZ900 & Z/KZ1000:
Covers Z1, Z1A, Z1B, Z/KZ900 & Z/KZ1000 models 1972-1980 (Enthusiast's Restoration Manual
series) Paperback – 30 Aug.
by Chris Rooke (Author)
This manual is for all owners and enthusiasts of the legendary
Kawasaki Z1 900, Z/KZ900 and Z1000 built between 1972 and 1980. The book covers the complete
restoration of a 1976 KZ900, from the sourcing of the bike to its completion as a fully restored
machine. Every area is covered starting with advice on the different models, spares availability,
and where best to source a bike to restore. Every area of the restoration is then covered in full
detail including the engine, frame, gearbox, wheels, suspension and forks, brakes, ancillaries,
bodywork and electrics, accompanied by hundreds of clear colour photos to illustrate the text.
Additional work on a 1974 Z1A model adds complementary information. What really sets this manual
apart from the everyday however, is the style in which it is written: not as some dull and distant
workshop manual but in a friendly, humorous manner by an enthusiast of many years who is able to
involve and entertain the reader, as well as guiding them through the restoration process. This is
the third restoration guide from Chris Rooke, whose previous works have been a massive hit with
mechanics, enthusiasts and restorers throughout the world.
Kawasaki Z1 Paperback – Illustrated, 15 Jun. 2016
by Rod Ker (Author)
This comprehensive book provides the full background and history
of the groundbreaking Kawasaki Z1. The author describes how ‘King Zed’ became a sensation after its
launch in 1972, combining incredible performance with convenience, reliability and practicality.
Although pipped to the post as the first four-cylinder ‘superbike’ by the 1969 Honda CB750,
Kawasaki riposted with extra power and a top speed of 135mph, knocking the opposition into second
place. The fastest production motorcycle of its time, the Z1 received rave reviews in the
motorcycle press. Rod Ker describes the various makeovers that the model received later in
production, and how it was given a new lease of life as the fuel-injected GPZ1100. Finally
superseded in 1984 by lighter and more efficient models like the all-new water-cooled GPZ900R, the
Z1 had already become established as a classic and an appreciating asset.
Kawasaki 500 and 750 Triples Performance Portfolio 1969-1976
(Brooklands Books Road Test Series) Paperback – Illustrated,
23 Oct. 2006
by R.M. Clarke (Author, Editor)
The H1 & H2 still turn heads and are correctly regarded as
classic motorcycles. This book includes 31 articles on road tests, new model intros, performance
data, inside look, racing & model guide. Models covered: H1, H1D, H1E, H1F, H1R, H2, H2R, Mach
III & IV. 140 pages