Kawasaki KZ Police Bikes
I really dig the KZ police bikes pre 2005. There’s something I really like about the stock hard bags with crash bars, 18″ mags front and rear, floorboards, fairing with the 2 additional lights, and above all it’s a badass KZ1000 motor. If I could afford another bike I would absolutely own one of these.
Today I came across a KZP in Lancaster for a fair price of $3500. Slimming some of the extra stuff off this bike, fresh paint with no police decals, adding a kick start, and putting standard KZ decals on it would make this bike look even better.
Random Question: Why do cops around Philly ride side-by-side and not staggered like you’re supposed to?
This got me more curious about the history of these bikes. Here are a few things I found:
Engine type: 4-stroke, DOHC in-line four, 2 valves per cylinder
Displacement: 998 cc (60.9 cu in)
Power: 88 hp (66 kW) @ 9,000 rpm
Torque: 112 lbf·ft (152 N·m) @ 8,000 rpm
Carburetion: Mikuni Bs34’s
Overall length: 90.2 inches
Overall width: 35.2 inches
Seat height: 30.7 inches (780 mm)
Curb weight, as from factory with fuel: 596 lb (270 kg)
The newer Kawasaki Police bikes do not look good in my bias opinion.
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Published - Jun 3, 2016
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