New book covers history of famed Kawasaki Z1.
It’s one of the most admired motorcycles in the Kawasaki stable and now a new book has been released chronicling the history of the famous Kawasaki Z1.
The Kawasaki Z1 was the world’s first mass-produced across-the-frame four-cylinder motorcycle and famously got the jump on the Honda CB750-4 at the Tokyo Show in 1968. Since then a keen rivalry has continued between enthusiasts of the two trail-blazing bikes.
In The Kawasaki Z1 Story UK writer, Dave Sheehan, relates the story behind the Z1’s development. The new book also covers the secret US testing programme in which a team, including Imola-race winner Paul Smart, rode pre-production bikes disguised as Hondas coast-to-coast across America.
Featuring over 100 photographs and illustrations, some never previously published, The Kawasaki Z1 Story also examines the myth, truth and legend surrounding the Z1’s record-breaking race win at the famous Daytona Speedway in 1973.
A must for any Kawasaki Z1 fan, The Kawasaki Z1 Story by David Sheehan is now available to order via the Veloce Publishing website.