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There is very little information available on the Internet pertaining to a Limited (LTD) motorcycle produced by Kawasaki from 1984 - 1985: The ZN 700 LTD. In response, this group has been formed as an online meeting place for people looking for information or willing to share information about this bike. This group is open and free to anyone who is interested. Spammers will not be tolerated and will be banned.

In 1983, many of the Japanese and other foreign manufactures dropped engine sizes from 750cc to 700cc in what has become known as the "Harley tariff". US President Ronald Reagan imposed a 45 percent tariff over a five-year period on the import of Japanese motorcycles, improving Harley-Davidson's ability to compete against high-quality foreign manufacturers as the last U.S. motorcycle manufacturer. Kawasaki modified the KZ model to create the ZN700 LTD, which squeaks in at 694cc to get just under the 700cc-threshold imposed by the tariff. In 1987, Harley-Davidson petitioned for an early end to the 5-year tariff (tax) and 750 Japanese bikes were back in full force, thus giving the ZN 700 a short production cycle.


--------------------- =========> Updated on 4/26/2011: This site has been locked to only allow certain new members to join. New members should expect a delay in the approval process. Please provide a quick detail about your wish to join this group, how long you have been riding and the model of your motorcycle. This step is being taken to stop the influx of SPAM into our user group. Thank you for your patience! ~V~

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  • 559
  • Kawasaki
  • Oct 27, 2001
  • English

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