The Z1 Owners Club Great Britain was formed in 1989, by Sam Holt following the demise of the Kustom Kawasaki Owner's Club. The Club now has a membership of around 600 worldwide, all with a common interest in the legendary Z1 and it's descendants.
The Club originally covered all models of the Z1, Z900 and Z1000 up to and including the Z1-R, but in recent years this has been extended to anyone with an interest in Big Zeds - first generation big bore air-cooled Kawasaki fours which were originally twin shock. Members try and supply mutual support and advice with all models of the Z1, Z900, Z1-R, Mark 2s, Z1000R and Z1100Rs, 1000STs and so on. Also included are the Z2 which isn't over 900 but is clearly a sleeved down Zed, so is eligible, and the GPZ1100 B1 and B2, a bit of a cross-over for Kawasaki but undoubtedly more like Zeds than anything else so they fall within our remit. Once they went monoshock it really was the start of something new.
What else counts as a Zed? Well, eligibility can be with either engine or chassis, so that takes in those with Kawasaki Zed engined Rickmans, Harris, Egli, Moto Martin or even Z650 framed bikes, and also Gixer engined Zeds and the like.
Whether you're interested in concours bikes and restoration, streetfighters and specials, drag racers or classic racers, if it's Zed based you'll find a friendly ear here.
Benefits of joining the Z1 Owners Club
You don't, currently, have to be a member of the Z1 Owners Club to make use of the public parts of the Club forum but if you find it useful, helpful or interesting then joining the Club is the 'right thing to do' - it's only the cost of a tank of fuel or a round down the pub after all and your membership contributions keep the whole thing on the road.
On joining the Club, you will gain access to the Members Only sections of the forum and your profile will show other users that you are a Paid Up Member(PUM).
Club membership fees go towards supporting the Club website and forum, maintaining a stand at some of the leading classic bike shows to provide members and others interested in zeds a point of contact, and assisting some of the Area Reps to organise rallies.
Other benefits of membership include:
The more you put into the Club, the more you will get out of it, and we hope you'll find being a Z1 Owners Club member useful and worthwhile.
The price for JOINING the Club as a new member or lapsed renewals is as follows:
The price for RENEWING your Annual membership is:
There are currently three ways of joining/paying. For those that like the traditional approach, you can download this form and post it together with a cheque or postal order for the correct amount, as shown above, made out to "Z1 Owners Club" to the following address:
Z1 Owners Club
18 Pear Tree Road
The second way is to login/register on the Club Forum and click on the Join/Renew links at the top of the left hand column. Joining or renewing through the forum links allows the system to instantly update your membership status and we most strongly encourage you to use this method.
The third way is to use Paypal or any major credit card (you don't need a Paypal account). Using this method (Paypal without going through the forum) will mean that your membership status will have to be manually updated which will mean a delay before you start enjoying the membership benefits. If you really don't want to go through the Club forum then please select your membership type and then complete the rest of the form below:
We generally respond to all membership requests within 28 days but please be patient during busy periods holidays etc.
New Memberships run for 12 months from the date of joining through to the start of the following month. When renewing, you have the option of renewing for a full 12 months or, from April onwards, for a part year to bring your renewal date to the end of December; in which case the renewal fee is reduced appropriately.
by ruffle Version 1.0, March 2017