This 1973 Kawasaki Z1A 900 for sale is one of the few true survivor machines with real patina, rather than needing a full restoration. Everything is spot on, except for the stunning Delkovic Kawasaki exhausts stamped and dated 1976 instead of 1974. When new this machine would have had replacement exhausts, so the 1976 stamped ones are period correct. This machine was built in the first month of production of the Z1A 900 which was September 1973. Every nut and bolt is original with the correct date stamped wheel rims, torque arm etc. This is in well beyond survivor territory and belongs in a museum or in very appreciative and caring hands. It is completely original, except for 1976 date stamped exhausts, believed to be genuine Kawasaki items. It is almost impossible to find genuine, well preserved Kawasaki Z1 900s today and they are great to reliably rack up miles on. It has only covered a genuine 17,000 miles from new. This is one of the best preserved Kawasaki Z1 900s we have ever had the pleasure of seeing, it’s so beautifully preserved.
Kawasaki Z1A 900 for sale
This stunning 1973 Kawasaki Z1A 900 for sale is perfect for riding and preserving or for taking pride of place in a museum. These machines were regularly butchered to build choppers in the 1970s and 80s, or were customised to “enhance’ them in attempts to make them go faster. Finding such an example is a true discovery of treasure in the classic motorcycle world. It is one of the earliest Z1A 900s, which was designated as the 1974 model, as production of the 1973 model ceased at the end of August 1973. This example was manufactured in September 1973, which was when the 1974 models were first produced, so this would have hit the shops in October or November 1973. All coded date stats are present and correct, relating to September 1973 production, these machines really shed value when these are not correct, so this really is spot on. As prices continue to rise these details will really have an impact on value. When we sold the machine two years ago we thoroughly serviced it and it’s hardly turned a wheel. We will, of course, service prior to delivery to ensure it’s ready for safe use and thorough enjoyment. With poor restorations of 1973 Z1 900s reach US$55,000 in the US it won’t be long until all the really beautiful examples are exported to the United States and that alone will force prices upward here.
Investment grade Kawasaki Z1 900
Any investment grade Kawasaki Z1 900 will always increase in value as they were made in limited numbers when they were new and so few are now in investment grade condition. Unrestored examples are incredibly rare and really are the pinnacle of Kawasaki Z1 900 investment. The global demand for these machines is seriously strong and at some point prices will become unrecognisable as they will really take off, there’s a lot of pressure under values right now. These are also incredibly good fun to ride and are a very reliable high mileage motorcycle. In the late 1970s and 80s most London couriers bought them up and drove them into the ground, as values were so low and they were such a reliable motorcycle. These machines are incredibly rider friendly with motors which produce plenty of low down torque and they are incredibly comfortable for long journeys. They are a great choice for jumping on a ferry and getting away in Europe and spending days on end in the saddle. Japanese motorcycles really were ergonomically designed with every detail thought through at the point of design. The look of these machines is the epitome of everything that was good about 1970s styling and design, offering delicious curves covered in candy paint. If you are interested in this investment grade Kawasaki Z1A 900 contact The Motorcycle Broker through our usual channels on the contact page, or fill out the form below.