Kawasaki ZG1200 Voyager XII (Voyager 1200)

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Kawasaki Voyager XII (ZG1200-A1, 1986)

The Kawasaki ZG1200 Voyager first appeared in 1986 as a response to Honda GL1200 Gold Wing and was intended primarily for the US and Canadian markets. In the period from 1988 to 1991. part of the motorcycles, through the efforts of gray importers, ended up on the European market, although the model was not officially supplied there throughout the entire production period. The model was replaced by Kawasaki ZN1300 Voyager.

The resemblance between the Kawasaki ZG1200 Voyager and the Gold Wing 1200 was so strong that in 1987 Honda filed a lawsuit against Kawasaki, which resulted in a redesign of the taillights. Many owners of the new versions of the Kawasaki ZG1200 Voyager paid $ 400 for the original flashlights from the 86th model and replaced them with new ones.

The Kawasaki ZG1200 Voyager was based on an in-line 4-cylinder liquid-cooled engine with a volume of 1196 cc. see, giving out 97 hp. power and 108 Nm of torque. The maximum performance of the motor is reached at 5000-7000 rpm. Unlike the Gold Wing 1200 engine, the ZG1200 Voyager has a slightly larger volume (1196 cc vs. 1182 cc), a higher compression ratio (10.0 vs. 9.0: 1) and a 16-valve twin-shaft (DOHC) cylinder head (in [ [Honda_GL1200_Gold_Wing | Gold Wing 1200]] - 8 valves, SOHC).

In terms of equipment, the Kawasaki ZG1200 Voyager model is in no way inferior to the "Gold" - 2 side + 1 central wardrobe trunk with an integrated backrest, cruise control, audio system, front and rear suspension pneumatic pumping.

The Kawasaki ZG1200 Voyager was produced until 2003, after which it was discontinued and no longer sold. Unlike the Gold Wing series, which in 1987 was updated to Gold Wing 1500, and by 2001 it had grown to Gold Wing 1800, the Kawasaki Voyager 1200 was produced practically unchanged and did not receive further development. ... Obviously, this was due to the fact that Kawasaki did not want to once again copy the new generations of the Gold Wing and thereby finally kill the model, but decided to leave the luxury tourer of 80s design, which would be in sufficient demand in the North American market and not would look outdated compared to the classic-shaped bikes popular in the region.

The main competitors of the Kawasaki ZG1200 Voyager in the class:


Kawasaki ZG1200 Voyager XII
Kawasaki ZG1200 Voyager XII
Kawasaki ZG1200 Voyager XII


Specifications Kawasaki ZG1200 Voyager:

ModelKawasaki ZG1200 Voyager (Voyager XII)
Motorcycle typetourist
Release year1986-2003
Framesteel tubular
Engine type4-cylinder, 4-stroke, in-line
Working volume1196 cm³
Bore / Stroke78.0 x 62.6 mm
Compression ratio10.0: 1
Number of valves per cylinderDOHC, 4 valves per cylinder
Fuel supply systemCarburetor, 4x Keihin CVK30
Ignition typetransistor
Maximum power97.0 h.p. (71.3 kW) at 7000 rpm
Maximum torque108 Nm (11.0 kg * m) at 5000 rpm
Drive typecardan
Front tire size130 / 90-16 (67H)
Rear tire size150 / 90-15 (74H)
Front brakes2 discs, 260mm, 1-piston calipers
Rear brakes1 disc, 250 mm, 1-piston caliper
Front suspension41mm telescopic fork (pneumatic, adjustable), 140mm travel
Rear suspensionpendulum with two shock absorbers (pneumatic, adjustable), stroke - 100 mm
Motorcycle length2815 mm
Motorcycle width965 mm
Motorcycle height1485 mm
Wheelbase1620 mm
Saddle height755 mm
Minimum ground clearance140 mm
Acceleration to 100 km / h4.72 sec.
Maximum speed190 km / h
Fuel tank capacity23.2 l
Motorcycle weight (dry)317 kg
Motorcycle weight (equipped)347 kg