Kawasaki Superbikes


by Stefan R. Oehl



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 16/04/2024

Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 410
ISBN : 9798369495018
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 410
ISBN : 9798369495001
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 410
ISBN : 9798369494998

About the Book

The End of a Legend The era of the superbikes has just started, and it is already the end of a legend. The last 903cc four cylinder four-stroke engine equipped Zed appeared on the stage. The reader of this volume will get to know about the build-up of an almost perfect Zed. Almost because it didn’t have the 1-liter engine which the customers of that era now expected. The 903cc engine was fitted to the new Z900 series. These Kawasaki top models appeared in 1976. The sale numbers, however, were low and the series ended in 1977 with the Z900 A5. “Code Z” tells the story.

About the Author

From completing an Electronic Technician apprenticeship and serving 15 months compulsory military service as a radar technician in the German Air Force, to his lengthy service in various technical departments for Lufthansa, my father has always had a passion and keen eye for the Kawasaki motorcycle, which never left him, even as he embarked on the adventure of a lifetime. After starting a family, Stefan moved himself, his wife and two daughters to the Land Down Under, settling in Brisbane, Australia. Here he experienced the managerial side of things, working for Virgin Australia Airlines in its technical departments, to which his meticulous mind was perfectly suited. With his expertise, Stefan went on to provide his services to Skywest Airlines, however was made redundant some time later. Not letting himself be defeated, Stefan continued his work as an independent Aviation Consultant and Author, and immersed himself in contributing to the Kawasaki community, bringing you Code Zed.