1974 Kawasaki Z1 Dragbike in 1985 "Old Zs Never Die!"
This is a 25 yo (1985) VHS video of my old Z1 making a 9.54 pass. This is a
7-time National Record Holding Z1. All-time bests are 9.39 @ 138 in the 1/4
and 5.87 @ 116 in the 1/8th. I bought this bike new in March of 1974 and
still own it today. (2010) There isn't/never was a turbo, Nitrous,
big-block, slider clutch, tach, shiftlight, 2-step or any other such
garbage on this bike. Strictly "seat of the pants". The motor was built by
Mark McIntosh of M&M Racing Louisville Ky in 1978. It is 1045cc with 31mm
CR carbs and carried 640# in it's record settng form.
Haters,Squids,Stunters or most Hardly/Zuki Lovers will not be able to
appreciate this motorcycle or the era in which it was created. It can't do
"Stoppies", I don't "stand on the seat" and "Wheelies" are limited by the
bar set-up. "It is what it is": A historic example of a record setting
"Modified" of it's era and preserved exactly as it was in 1986. Old Zs
1973 Z1 DAYTONA RECORDS VIDEO. "SO FAR SO FAST"
This is the complete 1973 Z1 900 Daytona records video.."SO FAR SO FAST."
The Z1 shattered the 24 hour World Record with an average speed of
109.641mph plus 45 other speed records. The #2 bike used in this video is
kept at KMC in Irvine California their Heritage Museum, and is in the same
condition as it was in 1973. Several photos of it can be seen at this
site.http://www.kawasaki-z-classik.com/forum/index.php.plus much more
interesting information on the complete Z1 story.
The riders were.. Bryon Farnsworth, Yvon DuHamel, Hurley Wilvert, Masahiro
Wade, Cook Neilson (Cycle Magazine) , Gary Nixon, Art Baumann, John Weed
(editor Motorcycle Weekly)
MIROCK Drag Bike Grudge Racing Mix
http://www.CycleDrag.com brings you some sights and sounds from the MIROCK
After Dark Underground Drag Bike grudge racing session at Maryland
International Raceway in April of 2008.
Kawasaki Z1 1973 World Speed Record Part 2 of 2
Kawasaki "So Far So Fast" video features the 1973 24 hour endurance record
on the Kawasaki Z1 at Daytona. Features rider Yvon Duhamel. This is part 2
This is one segment from the restored video player " Kawasaki Good Times
Theatre". The Good Times Theatre video players were used at Kawasaki
dealerships in the 1970's for customer viewing on the showrooms.
This restored video features great Kawasaki moments from the mid to late
1970's. Audio quality on the restored video is fair, but clearly
understandable. This is a great piece of Motorcycle History. Hope you enjoy
pictures of the legendary Z by Kawasaki
The tune (actually its two songs) is taken from Stuck Mojo´s Album
"Declaration of a Headhunter[Instrumental Version]". Wanna know more about
the band: check stuckmojo.us