The sculpted bodywork is carefully crafted to bring the aggressive Z design to the next level; the Super-Naked. Kawasaki engineers were also determined to further enhance the riding impact offered by the dynamic Super-Naked. The engine and chassis settings deliver a stiffer, more direct ride feel sure to please experienced riders. Updated for Euro 4 with addional features and revised engine and chassis settings to make the Z1000 the Supernaked leader. This significant step forward, in both looks and feel, transforms the Z1000 into the market's most radical Supernaked. Its appearance and performance can be expressed by the word sugomi - imposing and inspiring awe.
Condensed, dynamic form. Intense Glare.
A key visual component is the headlamp cowl which was positioned as low as possible, extending the line running down from the top of the tank to create the image of a crouching predator’s muscular shoulders and dropped head.
The condensed, dynamic form is reinforced by all-new bodywork that fits much closer to the engine and frame. As before mass is concentrated at the front, with the light tail cowl a mere wisp, as if drawn with the flick of a pen.
The bodywork of the Z1000 creates a lean image it compared to its predecessor. The design trims bulk and unnecessary design flourishes to highlight the functionality of the bike’s parts.
The bodywork is fit to the bike with much tighter tolerances – space between the bodywork and engine/frame is minimised – adding to the high quality image.
Revised ECU settings contribute to an even smoother power delivery, facilitating control and contributing to rider comfort and confidence, and deliver cleaner emissions, ensuring Euro 4 regulations are cleared. Evaporator further contributes to cleaner emissions.
Liquid-cooled, DOHC, 16-valve 1,043 cm3 In-line Four offers impressive power (104.5 kW (142 PS) and strong torque.
The exhaust system, horizontal back-link rear suspension and the use of downdraft throttle bodies are the greatest contributors to mass centralisation. The horizontal back-link rear suspension arrangement frees up space taken up by the Uni-Trak suspension lower linkage, enabling a larger pre-chamber and allows the use of shorter mufflers to contribute to mass centralisation.
Type: Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke In-Line Four
Displacement: 1,043 cm³
Bore and Stroke: 77.0 x 56.0 mm
Compression ratio: 11.8:1
Valve system: DOHC, 16 valves
Fuel system: Fuel injection: ø38 mm x 4 (Keihin) with oval sub-throttles
Lubrication: Forced lubrication, wet sump
Transmission: 6-speed, return
Final drive: Sealed Chain
Clutch: Wet multi-disc, manual
Type: Aluminium twin-tube
Front: 120/70ZR17M/C (58W)
Rear: 190/50ZR17M/C (73W)
Front: 41 mm inverted fork with stepless compression and rebound damping and spring preload adjustability
Rear: Horizontal Back-link, gas-charged, with stepless rebound damping and spring preload adjustability
Front: Dual semi-floating 310 mm petal discs
Caliper: Dual radial-mount, mono-bloc, opposed 4-piston with ABS
Rear: Single 250 mm petal disc
Caliper: Single-piston with ABS
Overall length: 2,045 mm
Overall width: 790 mm
Overall height: 1,055 mm
Wheelbase: 1,435 mm
Ground clearance: 125 mm
Seat height: 815 mm
Curb mass: 221 kg (includes full fuel tank and all fluids at correct levels)
Fuel capacity: 17 L
Maximum power: 104.5 kW @ 10,000 rpm
Maximum torque: 111 N-m @ 7,300 rpm
2017 Z1000 Metallic Spark Black / Golden Blazed Green