Kawasaki Zephyr 1100: review, history, specs


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Class: classic

Production: 1992-2007

Successor: Kawasaki ZRX1100

Models
Kawasaki Zephyr 1100 (ZR1100A)

1992-2007

(Japan, North America, Europe)

Kawasaki Zephyr 1100 RS (ZR1100B)

1996-2002

(Japan, Europe)

Kawasaki Zephyr 1100
Kawasaki Zephyr 1100 RS

History

History
Year Country Name / Frame / Engine
1992 Japan, Europe, North America Name: Kawasaki Zephyr 1100

Code: ZR1100-A1

1993 Japan, Europe, North America Name: Kawasaki Zephyr 1100

Code: ZR1100-A2

1994 Japan, Europe, North America Name: Kawasaki Zephyr 1100

Code: ZR1100-A3

1995 Japan, Europe, North America Name: Kawasaki Zephyr 1100

Code: ZR1100-A4

1996 Japan, Europe Name: Kawasaki Zephyr 1100 RS

Code: ZR1100-B1

1997 Japan Name: Kawasaki Zephyr 1100 RS

Code: ZR1100-B2

1999 Japan Name: Kawasaki Zephyr 1100; Kawasaki Zephyr 1100 RS

Code: ZR1100-A5; ZR1100-B3

2002 Japan Name: Kawasaki Zephyr 1100; Kawasaki Zephyr 1100 RS

Code: ZR1100-A7; ZR1100-B5

2003 Japan Name: Kawasaki Zephyr 1100

Code: ZR1100-A8

2004 Japan Name: Kawasaki Zephyr 1100

Code: ZR1100-A9

2005 Japan Name: Kawasaki Zephyr 1100

Code: ZR1100-A10

2006 Japan Name: Kawasaki Zephyr 1100

Code: ZR1100-A6F, ZR1100-A6FA

2007 Japan Name: Kawasaki Zephyr 1100

Code: ZR1100-A6S, ZR1100-A6SA

Specifications

Kawasaki Zephyr 1100: specs.

Specifications
DIMENSIONS Overall length 2200 mm / 86,6 in
Overall width 790 mm / 31,1 in
Overall height 1115 mm / 43,9 in
Seat height 795 mm / 31,3 in
Wheelbase 1500 mm / 59,0 in
Ground clearance 130 mm / 5,1 in
Dry weight
Curb (wet) weight 263 kg / 580 lbs – Zephyr 1100 (1992-1999)

269 kg / 593 lbs – Zephyr 1100 RS (1996-1999)

265 kg / 584 lbs – Zephyr 1100 (2002-2007)

271 kg / 597 lbs – Zephyr 1100 RS (2002)

FRAME Type Double cradle (steel)
Front suspension, travel 43 mm telescopic fork, 130 mm / 5,1 in
Rear suspension, travel Swingarm Unitrak with twin-shock, 110 mm / 4,3 in
Front tire size 120/70-18 (59V)
Rear tire size 160/70-17 (73V)
Front brake Double disc, 310 mm, 2-piston calipers
Rear brake Single disc, 240 mm, 2-piston caliper
Fuel capacity 19,0 l / 5,02 US gal - Zephyr 1100 (1992-2002), RS (1996-1999)

18,0 l / 4,75 US gal - Zephyr 1100 (2003-2007), RS (2002)

Trail 110 mm / 4,3 in
Fuel economy 6,1 l / 100 km (38 mpg)
ENGINE Type Air-cooled 4-stroke
Cylinder arrangement 4-cylinders, inline
Bore & Stroke 73,5 x 62,6 mm
Displacement 1062 cm³ (64,8 cu in)
Compression ratio 9.1:1
Valve train Chain driven DOHC, 2 valves per cylinder
Max. power 93,0 hp (68,4 kW) / 8000 rpm – Zephyr 1100 (1992-1999), RS (1996-1999)

91,0 hp (66,9 kW) / 7500 rpm – Zephyr 1100 (2002), RS (2002)

86,0 hp (63,2 kW) / 7500 rpm – Zephyr 1100 (2003-2007)

Max. torque 89,2 Nm (9,0 kgf*m) / 7000 rpm – Zephyr 1100 (1992-1999), RS (1996-1999)

87,0 Nm (8,9 kgf*m) / 7000 rpm – Zephyr 1100 (2002), RS (2002)

83,0 Nm (8,5 kgf*m) / 7000 rpm – Zephyr 1100 (2003-2007)

0 to 100 km/h 4,0 sec
Top speed 199 km/h (124 mph)
CARBURETION SYSTEM Type Carburetor, 4x Keihin CVK34 - Zephyr 1100 (1992-1999), RS (1996-1999)

Carburetor, 4x Keihin CVK34 (with K-TRIC - Kawasaki Throttle Response Ignition Control) - Zephyr 1100 (2002-2007), RS (2002)

ID
DRIVE TRAIN Clutch Wet, multi-plate, hydraulic operated
Transmission 5-speed
Final drive Chain
Primary reduction 1.706
Final reduction 3.000

2.812 – Austria, Switzerland, Japan

Gear ratio

I

II

III

IV

V


2.500

1.666

1.291

1.074 (1.035 - Japan)

0.931

ELECTRICAL Ignition Transistorized
Alternator Three-phase AC, 35A/13.5V at 5000 rpm
Battery capacity 12V-14Ah

Images

Kawasaki Zephyr 1100: images, gallery.

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Videos

Kawasaki Zephyr 1100: video.

Kawasaki Zephyr 1100 - 1992

Manuals

Kawasaki Zephyr 1100: manuals, parts, microfiches.