Kawasaki ZN1300 Voyager (Voyager 1300)

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Kawasaki ZN1300 Voyager (Voyager XIII)

The Kawasaki ZN1300 Voyager was first introduced in 1983 as a response to Honda GL1200 Gold Wing and was only released for the American market.

In those years, all Japanese motorcycle manufacturers tried to gain a foothold in the expensive luxury touring market, however, looking ahead, I will say that only Honda succeeded with its Gold Wing models. Despite interesting technical solutions and outstanding characteristics of motorcycles of other Japanese manufacturers, they did not find popularity, and most of them were "buried" after several years of their existence without the appearance of heirs.

The main feature of the Kawasaki ZN1300 Voyager is an in-line 6-cylinder liquid-cooled engine with a volume of 1286 cc, producing 130 hp. power and 118 Nm of torque. The engine migrated from the Kawasaki Z1300 model, produced since 1978, but differed in the presence of an injector and more boost (later there were versions of the Z1300 DFI with an injector).

Like all luxury tourers of those years, the Kawasaki ZN1300 Voyager had a huge number of touring and comfort options - everything that could be put on a motorcycle, everything was installed on the Kawasaki ZN1300 Voyager:

  • Air suspension
  • Pneumatic signal (beep)
  • Electronic cruise control
  • Headlight regulator
  • Electronic dashboard with on-board computer
  • Auto off turn signals
  • Clarion audio system with AM / FM radio, CB, cassette player and intercom
  • Integrated trunks and glove compartments

The Kawasaki ZN1300 Voyager lasted until 1988, after which it was discontinued. In 1986, a new model appeared in the role of the successor to the Kawasaki ZN1300 Voyager - Kawasaki ZG1200 Voyager. It was based on an in-line 4-cylinder engine and was equipped with a carburetor power system. This model existed on the market practically unchanged until 2004.

The main competitors of the Kawasaki ZN1300 Voyager in the class:


Kawasaki ZN1300 Voyager (Voyager XIII)
Kawasaki ZN1300 Voyager (Voyager XIII)
Kawasaki ZN1300 Voyager (Voyager XIII)


Specifications Kawasaki ZN1300 Voyager:

ModelKawasaki ZN1300 Voyager (Voyager XIII)
Motorcycle typetourist
Release year1983-1988
Framesteel tubular
Engine type6-cylinder, 4-stroke, in-line
Working volume1286 cm³
Bore / Stroke62.0 x 71.0 mm
Compression ratio9.3: 1
Number of valves per cylinderDOHC, 2 valves per cylinder
Fuel supply systeminjector (DFI), Mikuni
Ignition typetransistor
Maximum power130.0 h.p. (95.6 kW) at 8000 rpm
Maximum torque118 Nm (12.0 kg * m) at 6500 rpm
Drive typecardan
Front tire sizeMR90-18
Rear tire sizeMU90-16
Front brakes2 discs, 266 mm, 1-piston calipers
Rear brakes1 disc, 296 mm, 1-piston caliper
Front suspension41mm telescopic fork (pneumatic, adjustable)
Rear suspensionpendulum with two shock absorbers (pneumatic, fully adjustable)
Motorcycle length2595 mm
Motorcycle width960 mm
Motorcycle height1580 mm
Wheelbase1645 mm
Saddle height757 mm
Minimum ground clearance130 mm
Acceleration to 100 km / h
Maximum speed233 km / h
Fuel tank capacity27.0 l
Motorcycle weight (dry)387 kg