A close up of the 6 downpipes of my Kawasaki Z1300.
The Kawasaki Z1300 is a touring motorcycle with a water-cooled 1,300 cc straight-six engine that was manufactured by Kawasaki between 1979 and 1989.
Six cylinder motorcycles are rare. They have an incredible engine note and are very smooth to ride. Today, six cylinder motorcycles are amongst some of the most desirable classic machines available.
The Z1300s had a water cooled DOHC 1286-cc 4-stroke engine with two valves per cylinder. The cams operated against a bucket and shim system for valve clearances (over bucket type) which were chain driven (chain tension was automatic via a spring loaded plunger).