No Reserve – 1984 Kawasaki KZ700 Project

SOLD FOR: $1,850

Reserve price has been met.

This auction ended on November 10, 2022

Winner: rparnell

Winning Bid: $1,600
Buyer Fee: $250
Total: $1,850


Additional photos of this 1984 Kawasaki KZ700 are available here for your perusal.

Known as the KZ700 here in the US and the Z700 everywhere else, this middleweight perfectly fit under the KZ900 in Kawasaki’s lineup. It was introduced in 1984 and produced for just one year only. At the time, the US had introduced a tariff on bikes with a displacement over 700cc in order to help Harley-Davidson compete against the growing import market.

With its triple disc brakes, under-seat storage, and dash-mounted gas gauge, the Z bike offered a number of advantages over similarly-sized alternatives like Honda’s venerable CB750. Moreover, it produced a respectable 76hp and 46.3ft-lbs of torque — plenty of giddyup to get the 476-lb (dry) platform to 60mph in 4.3s and to a top speed of 129mph.

This example is VIN: JKAK76A17EA000551. It came to us as part of a payment for an outstanding shop bill two years ago, however the client has disappeared and we need the space for incoming bikes.

The odometer shows 13,068 miles.

Maintenance history is not known. Please note, this KZ700 will require a new battery. We had to use a portable booster in order to get it to start or the video up top.

This KZ700 is completely stock.

Cosmetic Blemishes: please see the album up top for all known cosmetic blemishes. Here is a selection:

Inside of the tank:

It is riding on Bridgestone Spitfire S11 tires with date codes of 0915 and 4015.

The sale includes one key.

Currently located at our facility in Santa Monica, California (please make an appointment for an inspection), this Kawasaki is offered on a Bill of Sale. Have any KZ700 stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the “Comments” tab!

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Santa Monica, California












Bill of Sale Only

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Private Party/Dealership

Private Party

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Total Bids Placed: 15

Auction has ended.

Highest bidder was: rparnell

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
rparnell November 10, 2022 10:00 am $1,600
roku225 November 10, 2022 10:00 am $1,500 Auto
roku225 November 10, 2022 9:58 am $1,400
bmackrell November 10, 2022 9:52 am $1,300
14Kf November 10, 2022 9:28 am $1,200
rwknick November 10, 2022 9:14 am $1,100
bmackrell November 10, 2022 9:14 am $1,000 Auto
bmackrell November 10, 2022 8:59 am $900
rwknick November 9, 2022 4:45 am $800
RClarke November 8, 2022 11:43 pm $700
rwknick November 3, 2022 6:47 pm $600
wyobrit November 3, 2022 6:47 pm $500 Auto
wyobrit November 3, 2022 6:45 pm $350 Auto
rwknick November 3, 2022 6:45 pm $250
wyobrit November 3, 2022 11:13 am $1 Reserve
Auction started November 3, 2022 9:01 am
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