Kawasaki KZ1000C Police Specials
The Kawasaki KZ1000C Police Specials were built at the Kawasaki factory in Lincoln, Nebraska, USA between the period of 1978-1981.
Based on the original KZ900, it was their first motorcycle built from scratch and designed purely for police work. The engine was taken from the A series. It came equipped with pursuit lights and siren, everything a motor officer needed.
The rear radio rack is pivoted, has a damper and is designed to move with the rider through corners, just like a passenger. The solo sprung saddles are extremely comfortable and the 'sit up and beg' riding position allows the officers to put in long hours without strain.
All the lights and sirens can be operated without removing your hands from the handlebars, a safety plus. You probably all remember these bikes from the TV show 'CHiPs'.
From 1981, the bikes were fitted with a new fairing.
Engine: four stroke, four cylinder
Maximum Power: 83bhp
Transmission: 5 speed, chain final
Weight: 616lb (280kg)
FEATURES AND EQUIPMENT
Windshield (1978) / full fairing (1981)
crash bars, footboards, sprung solo seat, panniers,
red / blue halogen warning lights, electronic siren,
radio system, optional red / blue pole lamp