Kawasaki Z1 Turbo

1980 Kawasaki Other

Kawasaki Other 1980 technical specifications

Item location: Auckland , New Zealand
Make: Kawasaki
Model: Other
SubModel: Mystery-Ship by Craig Vetter
Type: Sport Touring
Year: 1980
Mileage: 2
Color: Red
Engine size: 1,015
Vehicle Title: Clear
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It’s A Mystery All Right: 1980 Vetter Mystery Ship Turbo (Kawasaki KZ1000)

Up for sale is #6 of 10 built and 1 of 2 Turbo's by Craig Vetter

Some useful information -

Mystery Ship frames was to be the same as the Kawasaki KZ1000 racing motorcycle sponsored by the Vetter Corporation in the 1978 AMA Superbike Series.

The steering head stock was removed completely. It was replaced at 26°by a machined head stock fittedwith 62mm tapered bearings.

The frameswere strengthened and all brackets that were not needed were removed. Rearset footpegs anda gear change linkage system were fitted. A shortened rear brake lever was used.

The mounting points for the Mulholland Force 1 rear shock absorbers were relocated further down the frame.

A box section swing arm was fitted.

Spun Alloy wheels with Dunlop K81 TT100's

Standard Kawasaki brake discs and calipers were used with Ferodo pads.

The bodywork was a two piece unit that covered a 6 US gallon fuel tank.

A Lockhartoil cooler was fitted into the nose of the fairing just below the headlight.

This one has the Turbo Charged option which was around $1700 extra with assistance from Russ Collins of R.C. Engineering.

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