Kawasaki ZG1300-A1 Review from United Kingdom

1984 Kawasaki ZG1300-A1

Model year1984
Year of manufacture1984
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2006
Acceleration marks 9 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 9 / 10
Handling marks 5 / 10
Braking marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired21000 miles
Most recent distance35000 miles
Previous motorcycleBuell X1 Lightning


Silky-smooth straight-line scorcher


Original ignition coils started to fail when hot (but not bad considering they were 20 years old).

That's about it, apart from the usual consumables.

General Comments:

As long as you remember that these are old-skool muscle bikes & treat the handling accordingly, they represent very fast, reliable classic biking.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 2nd January, 2006

Average review marks: 7.4 / 10, based on 1 review