Kawasaki Z1-R: Into the R Zone

The Kawasaki Z1-R carried on the Superbike standard set by the earlier Z1: blazing performance, skittish handling.

parked Kawasaki Z1-R, right profile view
The paint and linear design were distinctive features of the first Kawasaki Z1-R bikes, which otherwise performed and handled much like their predecessor the Z1.
Photo by Robert Smith