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Found on eBay: 1979 Kawasaki KZ1000 MKII

by Landon Hall

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We run into a lot of great classic Hondas and BMWs when searching eBay, but this week our favorite listing is a lovingly-maintained Kawasaki KZ1000 MKII. With just a little over 24,000 original miles, it's had the care a good bike deserves, and it's ready for a new owner.

This particular bike was produced in Febuary of 1979. The cousin of the more sport-oriented Kawasaki Z1-R, it shares the same double-walled downtube frame, but features a larger gas tank allowing for it to be an even better tourer.

According to the auction, this is a two-owner bike that has featured a host of upgrades over the years. It wears a Travelcade stepped seat, Kerker baffled header, a shorter front fender and a custom chrome chainguard. It was recently repainted jet black, the entire front end was rebuilt with all new seals and more. It has new tires, swingarm bearings and much more.

For more information and to visit the auction for this Kasawaki KZ1000 MKII, go here. 

To read our Motorcycle Classics story on the Kawasaki KZ1000 Z1-R, go here.