Atlas Moto’s first restoration is complete!
This 1980 Kawasaki KZ1000 came to us from Kenneth Claud on behalf of his brother, Larry Claud, a former motocross team rider for Nashville legend Ray Dey.
The KZ1000 series is iconic to the Atlas family. From Max Rockatansky chasing down Nightrider and his moto gang in the first Mad Max to Ponch and Jon cruising the California coast in ChiPs, we’ve always had a love for this bike.
The project was spearheaded by our own Patrick Ryan & Taylor Pyburn, sourcing a majority of the parts direct from Japan. Powder coating was done by Mr. Speed Coatings of Goodlettsville, TN, bringing the engine back to factory specs. A full rebuild on the front end, including carburetors, as well as a Vance & Hines 4 into 1 exhaust has this black beauty breathing easy once again.