1978 Kawasaki Z1-R and Z1-R TC


1978 Kawasaki Z1-R and Z1-R TC Pictures

The 1978 Kawasaki Z1-R was the first motorcycle with a factory-installed four-into-one exhaust-header system.
The 1978 Kawasaki Z1-R was the first motorcycle with a factory-installed four-into-one exhaust-header system.

The 1978 Kawasaki Z1-R was the first street bike to turn sub-12-second quarter-miles, and with an aftermarket turbo kit installed, became the even-quicker version dubbed the Kawasaki Z1-R TC.

The Z1-R's instrument panel was integrated nicely with the The Z1-R's instrument panel was integrated nicely with the
The Z1-R's instrument panel was integrated nicely with the
An aftermarket turbo kit turned the Z1-R into a Z1-R TC, the quickest bike of its day. An aftermarket turbo kit turned the Z1-R into a Z1-R TC, the quickest bike of its day.
An aftermarket turbo kit turned the Z1-R into a Z1-R TC, the quickest bike of its day.
Extensive exhaust plumbing was required to route gases to the TC's turbo. Extensive exhaust plumbing was required to route gases to the TC's turbo.
Extensive exhaust plumbing was required to route gases to the TC's turbo.
A boost gauge helped keep tabs on internal pressures. A boost gauge helped keep tabs on internal pressures.
A boost gauge helped keep tabs on internal pressures.

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