Addendum: SOLD ON BILL OF SALE ONLY
Kawasaki waited until late 1972 to introduce the Z-1 900. Originally planned for 1969 under the designation “Operation Beef Steak", they were afraid they would appear as copycats. The wait proved valuable. They had increased the engine to a 900. (In Japan a 750-version known as the Z-2 was sold.) A transverse four-cylinder engine with four into four exhausts. The introduction also launched numerous American manufacturers’ product lines to cater to a soon-to-thrive aftermarket accessory market. This unit has the original “Root Beer and Orange” paint scheme used in 1972-73. It is fitted with the early edition of the four into four exhaust system that was void of number stampings. The tool tray is still present in the tail section. No numbers on the crankcase. May be a warranty replacement. 4,596 miles indicated.
Please note: This lot is sold for parts only on a Bill of Sale.