Kawasaki KZ1000A2 Review from United States of America

1978 Kawasaki KZ1000A2

Model year1978
Year of manufacture1978
First year of ownership1984
Acceleration marks 8 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 8 / 10
Handling marks 7 / 10
Braking marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired6000 miles
Most recent distance52000 miles
Previous motorcycleSuzuki 750GT

Summary:

Fast, do anything with it bike..

Faults:

Tachometer cable seals leaked oil at the engine.

Speedometer and tachometer cables broke several times (thought they were kept lubed).

Helicoiled stripped spark plug threads. (1)

General Comments:

Awesome bike (KZ1000A2)

Basically did routine maint., tires, chains, sprockets, oil, filters.

42 MPG @55, added DeRale cooler, Koni triple rates, Krauser Star Cases, Air Fork kit, Windjammer V with Lowers. 35mpg dressed.

2up, 8000 mi on Avon Venoms, 12,000 on Conti Super Twins, 15,000 on Dunlop Touring Elites.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th January, 2008

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