A few corrections are needed to an otherwise well written story. The 1973 Z1 was introduced in August 1972 to the press in California. The KZ900 LTD B1 and the KZ900A4 and A5 had the new VM26SS carbs vs the Z1's VM28SC carbs. The KZ900 was rated at 81 HP vs the Z1 at 82, both at 8500 rpm. The 1977 KZ1000 standard A1 and LTD B1 were rated at 85 HP. The only KZ1000 rated at 90 HP was the 1978 Z1-R D1 with its 28mm carbs and the 1980 LTD B4. The LTD came with a curved grab bar compared with the Z1 and KZ900A4 A5 bent unit. The American sourced parts were Goodyear Eagle tires, Morris wheels for one year only on the KZ900 LTD-B1 later replaced by Enkei copies, USA made body panels, in addition to the Mulholland shocks and Jardine exhausts.
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