1986 Kawasaki ZG1200 Voyager XII from United States of America
Best bike bar none I have ever owned
Alternator replaced at 50000.
Speedometer cable at 45000.
Carburetor number 1 replaced at 46000.
Three rear brake light switches over the 23 years I owned the bike.
I couldn't recommend this bike enough; other than regular routine maintenance, repairs have been extremely minimal.
I'm 6'1" and feel there is plenty of room if you have a spill bar with floor boards, so you can kick back on long trips. Even the clutch is original.
I would honestly jump on this almost 29 year old bike and drive it anywhere with absolutely no reserve.
I also have a matching Kompact Kamp trailer that I tow behind the bike, and have no issues as she has plenty of power to spare.
My Voyager has plenty of custom chrome and has sceneries painted on the bags and trunk, along with wide white wall tires. It's as beautiful as the day I bought it almost 23 years ago. I've won many bike shows with it; even with its dated appearance, she is absolutely a looker.
You can pick these bikes up rather cheap, and I say don't even second guess your purchase. I've seen these go over 200k plus miles.
Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 8th July, 2014
22nd Feb 2010, 09:36
Had one about 10 years ago and loved it. If they still made them, I'd be riding one now instead of a Royal Star Venture (which I love too). Best feature: It handled like a much smaller and lighter machine, superior to the handling of my prior bikes, '79 and '80 Gold Wings.