Kawasaki KZ1000R2 (83).

Kawasaki KZ1000R2 (83)

1983 Tank stripe and badge locations are different. Sticker on 5.7 gallon tank says '82-'83 AMA champion and has in addition the white script "Superbike Champion". Instruments are integrated into a single display. Swingarm 10mm longer with slightly different bracing and very minor head changes in the engine. A white base color was added for world consumption and the world other than North America got the non-melodious 4-2 pipes.


Kawasaki KZ1000R2 (83)

Make Model

Kawasaki KZ1000R2 Superbike Replica




Air cooled, four stroke, transverse four cylinder, DOHC, 2 valve per cylinder.


Bore x Stroke 69.4 x 66 mm
Compression Ratio 9.2:1


4x 34mm Mikuni

Ignition / Starting

CDI / electric

Max Power

102 hp 76KW @ 8500 rpm

Max Torque

9.3 kg-m @ 7000 rpm

Transmission / Drive

5 Speed / chain

Front Suspension

38mm Air assisted forks, 145mm wheel travel.

Rear Suspension

Dual gas charged piggy-back spring preload shocks, 100mm wheel travel.

Front Brakes

2x discs 1 piston caliper

Rear Brakes

Single disc 1 piston caliper

Front Tyre

100/90 V19

Rear Tyre



222 kg

Fuel Capacity

21.4 Litres

Consumption average

36.6 mp/g

Standing ¼ Mile

11.7 sec / 114 mp/h

Top Speed

134 mph / 216 km/h

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