1984 Kawasaki Z1000 R2

HIGH BID: $8,100

Reserve price has not been met.

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Description

12/30/21 Update: As noted in the comments, this bike is probably a 1983 model, not a 1984. The VIN comes up as a ’83 per this site.

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The Kawasaki KZ1000 is the kind of bike one might think of when asked to describe the quintessential 70’s Japanese Superbike. It has all the right features both in terms of mechanics with its large air cooled inline 4 cylinder, twin shocks and mag wheels, and it also sets the standard cosmetically with its simple yet classic formula; a small seat cowl, side covers, tank and a fender. The KZ1000 was a natural progression from the 900cc model it replaced in 1977 which had built on the success of the earlier Z1 that was legendary for being one of the fastest production bikes of the era. The standard KZ1000 featured a 1,015cc inline 4 air and oil cooled engine that made between 83-90 horsepower and was housed in a steel frame with the complete package weighing in at 563 lbs. The bike had disc brakes front and rear with twin piggy back shocks and a telescopic front fork.

The KZ1000 was always an important bike for Kawasaki and the company used the platform for everything from race machines to police models. The 1980 KZ1000H was the first mass produced fuel injected motorcycle and Kawasaki used it as the test bed for the later GPz1100. It’s KZ1000 Police model bikes are famous worldwide thanks to a certain TV show and the many thousands that saw use on the streets and highways up until production ended in 2005. 1981 saw the introduction of the new “J” motor that dropped displacement from 1015cc to 998cc in order to comply with superbike based racing rules limiting engine size to 1000cc. The 1982 Z1000R Eddie Lawson replica was released in limited numbers to celebrate Lawson’s 1981 AMA Superbike championship. Numerous KZ1000’s saw racing success worldwide in the late 70’s and early 80’s with many being tuned by Pops Yoshimura and Mamoru Moriwaki. Kawasaki released an updated R2 Z1000R2 for 1983 again in very limited numbers and 1984 would be the end of the line for the model, being replaced by the water cooled GPz1100.

12/30/21 Update: As noted in the comments, this bike is probably a 1983 model, not a 1984. The VIN comes up as a ’83 per this site.
This example is VIN: KZT00R005544. The seller of this 1984 R2 model recently purchased the bike from a Kawasaki collector who had owned the bike for over ten years. The odometer shows 49,797 kilometers (30,942 miles).

Modifications:
” 1984 Kawasaki Z1000R II Eddie Lawson replica built to R1 JD specification including R1 clocks, Moriwaki cams, 1105 Moriwaki big bore kit, smooth bore carbs and Kerker exhaust. Freshly reconditioned engine with less than 500km since the rebuild. Exhilarating performance and sound. “ The seller also notes that the engine is still being broken in.

Kerker exhaust.

Moriwaki 1105cc big bore kit, aftermarket pod filters.

Cosmetic Blemishes: The owner describes this Z1000R as a “pristine example with a freshly reconditioned engine.”

Mechanical Issues: The owner states that a recent oil change has been performed and that the bike has no known mechanical problems.

Currently located in Pretoria, South Africa, this Kawasaki is offered on a clean South Africa title. Our White Glove Service can assist with shipping and titling services on this Z1000R.

Have any KZ1000R stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the “Comments” tab!

Please Note: In response to customer requests, we are implementing an automatic bid bump: if your proxy bid meets or exceeds the reserve price, bidding will jump up to meet that price and you will see “Reserve price has been met” under the price. Please contact abhi@iconicmotorbikes.com if you have any questions!

12/30/21 Update: As noted in the comments, this bike is probably a 1983 model, not a 1984. The VIN comes up as a ’83 per this site.

Additional Information

Location

Pretoria, South Africa

Year

1984

Make

Kawasaki

Model

KZ1000R Eddie Lawson Replica

Mileage

30,942

VIN

KZT00R-006304

Title

Clean

Title State/Country

South Africa

Private Party/Dealership

Private Party

Additional Charges

No

Total Bids Placed: 29

Auction has ended.

Auction expired without reaching reserve price.

Highest bidder was: DLevitt

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
DLevitt December 30, 2021 9:13 am $8,100
bmackrell December 30, 2021 9:13 am $8,000 Auto
bmackrell December 30, 2021 8:29 am $7,100
Pvt01 December 30, 2021 8:29 am $7,000 Auto
Pvt01 December 30, 2021 7:56 am $6,300 Auto
DLevitt December 30, 2021 7:56 am $6,200
Pvt01 December 29, 2021 10:04 pm $4,800 Auto
Albonet December 29, 2021 10:04 pm $4,700
Pvt01 December 29, 2021 10:04 pm $4,600 Auto
Albonet December 29, 2021 10:04 pm $4,500
Pvt01 December 29, 2021 8:54 pm $4,100
Albonet December 29, 2021 8:54 pm $4,000 Auto
Albonet December 29, 2021 12:35 am $3,700
kingi01 December 28, 2021 3:49 am $3,600
Albonet December 28, 2021 3:49 am $3,500 Auto
Albonet December 28, 2021 3:48 am $3,400 Auto
kingi01 December 28, 2021 3:48 am $3,300
Albonet December 28, 2021 3:48 am $3,200 Auto
kingi01 December 28, 2021 3:48 am $3,100
Albonet December 28, 2021 3:48 am $3,000 Auto
kingi01 December 28, 2021 3:48 am $2,900
Albonet December 28, 2021 3:48 am $2,800 Auto
kingi01 December 28, 2021 3:48 am $2,700
Albonet December 26, 2021 11:42 pm $2,600
LollyK December 26, 2021 11:42 pm $2,500 Auto
LollyK December 26, 2021 11:24 pm $2,100
Albonet December 26, 2021 11:24 pm $2,000 Auto
Albonet December 25, 2021 2:54 am $1,100
Mcarboni06 December 24, 2021 4:24 pm $1,000
Auction started December 23, 2021 9:30 am
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