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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-20-2002, 06:21 AM Thread Starter
 
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First fuel injected production motorcycle

What was the first fuel injected production motorcycle. Give year, make, and model.
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-20-2002, 11:28 PM
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Hi Andy, just came back to Germany from Greece and saw your trivia.
It's a great coincidense because we had this conversation yesterday with a friend who is one of the best in Athens (Greece) for electrical stuff on bikes and he has a GPZ1100 in front of his shop that a customer of his has abandoned. The cost was too high and the value of the bike too low
Of course as you can imagine I started making plans to use various parts on the ZR7!
The engine, frame, wheels, brakes are still on the bike.
Anyway I think it must be also the first fuel injected production motorcycle. I'm not sure though as the Honda CX500 Turbo might have preceded it by a few months. They were both 1981 models.

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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-21-2002, 11:01 AM Thread Starter
 
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Hi Aris,

Your close. It is a Kawasaki but it was before 1981.

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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-21-2002, 12:16 PM
 
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Wasn't there a German motorcycle that had f.i. before then? It was called a Munch Mammoth (Mammut) it went into production in the 70's it had f.i.

This guy Munch recently released a 2 litre turbo 260hp monster.

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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-21-2002, 03:47 PM Thread Starter
 
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Hi desmo079,

You are correct if you consider a hand built motorcycle a production motorcycle. I'm not sure how many Munch's were made, but I would guess there were less than fifty.

Lets say that "production" implies hundreds of units. So the Munch is excluded.

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I'll take the prize, 1980 1000 kawasaki classic did I win did I Ha
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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-22-2002, 12:49 AM
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I'll take the prize, 1980 1000 kawasaki classic did I win did I Ha
bbirdxx2000 I think you ve got it right!
I was trying to find it myself, but with no luck
I first thought it was the GPZ1100 of 1981, but the KZ1000 Classic was one year earlier!
It was Andy's trivia, so we should wait for him to verify and give you the prize

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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-22-2002, 04:45 AM Thread Starter
 
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Hi bbridrxx2000,

You win. I can't beleive how little information is out there on this bike. Here is all I have.



1980 Z1000-H1 EFI
FRAME NUMBER: KZT00H-000001 >
ENGINE NUMBER: KZT00HE- 000001 >
COLOUR: EBONY
The H1 was basically an A4 MKII with electronic fuel injection or EFI for short. This was another first for Kawasaki. The black and gold bodywork was finished off with gold wheels and for the first time the front fender was painted. Some models had the Kawasaki logo printed on the side of the seat in white lettering. Power was up to 96 bhp due to the injection system. America did not get this model, instead they got the KZ1000-GI Z1 CLASSIC, which was basically a customised version not unlike the KZ1000- LTD.

Reference link: http://www.z-power.co.uk/Zhist.htm

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It’s really great posts.
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