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The Kawasaki Z1 Story


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Dave Sheehan is a freelance writer and illustrator. His work has appeared in DC Thomson's 'The Dandy' and 'The Topper' and featured in magazines such as 'Classic Bike.' Dave is the author of 'Superbikes and the '70s' - the story of Britain and Japan's race to launch the first multi-cylinder superbike of the modern era. Dave is a lifelong motorcycle enthusiast, owning and restoring both British and Japanese bikes. He has owned the same 1975 Z1-B for over three decades. Dave is married, with two daughters. Born in Liverpool, he now lives in Sheffield, South Yorkshire.


A fascinating read. South East Biker Magazine with the pedigree of the first hand sources, this book has more accurate information about the birth and early days of the Z1 than you're likely to find anywhere else ... a fascinating book Z1 Owners Club newZletter Ian Fleming's James Bond franchise has nothing on Dave Sheehan's telling of the saga of the creation of the Kawasaki Z1. Ultimate MotorCycling a fascinating story Bike Rider Magazine A cracking good buy at GBP14.99 for a trip back in time when the launches of new bikes were actually exciting! Ian Kerr. The Kawasaki Z1 was baptised with the last letter of the alphabet to symbolise the definitive decantation of the motor vehicle as it was conceived in the decade of the 70s. On planes, the four high performance cylinders was known as the New York Steak, a much more succulent name. The Z1 was the first mass production sports bike, the first to offer DOHC distribution, the fastest motorcycle of all. Includes more then 100 never-been-seen-photos, and reveals the myths and truths of the Z1S featured in Daytona 1975. - La Moto.

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