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During the 70's, café racers with racing inspired designs were all the rage. The Z1-R, successor to the mighty Z1, was a special café racer version of the Z1000. The Z1-R was designed in the U.S., the main market for the Z-Series. It featured a stunning silver livery and unique styling never before seen on a large displacement sports bike. A slim fuel tank accentuated the massive black engine, and a bar-mounted bikini fairing advertised the R-model's high performance.