1978 Kawasaki Z1R-TC: Turbo Power

Before the 1980s turbo wars came the 1978 Kawasaki Z1R-TC, the first production turbocharged motorcycle of them all.

Molly Designs Kawasaki TC
Mark Scott owns the Molly Designs Z1R-TC featured here. “This is my third one,” he says, noting he sold one to a Japanese collector. “I got this one at auction in Las Vegas in 2010, so now I have two. It’s very original, low mileage, stone stock. It has a deep oil pan and the welded crank as options.
Photo By Corey Levenson