The “it” factor is hard to describe, but you always know it when you see it. Likewise, the new 2014 Kawasaki Z1000 has a hard-to-define “streetfighter” style that is impactful enough to ensure everyone knows they’re seeing something special. In a significant departure from the concealing bodywork of its sportbike predecessor, the new Z1000 strips-off unnecessary covers and bodywork to expose the superior functionality of its parts.
|Engine||Four-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, four valves per cylinder, inline-four|
|Bore x Stroke||77.0 x 56.0 mm|
|Fuel System||DFI® with four 38mm Keihin throttle bodies, oval sub-throttles|
|Ignition||TCBI with digital advance|
|Final Drive||Sealed Chain|
|Rake/Trail||24.5 deg / 4.0 in.|
|Frame type||Aluminum Backbone|
|Front Tire Size||120/70 ZR17|
|Rear Tire Size||190/50 ZR17|
|Front Suspension / wheel travel||41 mm inverted SFF-BP fork with stepless compression and rebound damping and spring preload adjustability / 4.7 in.|
|Rear Suspension / wheel travel||Horizontal back-link single shock with adjustable preload and stepless rebound damping / 4.8 in.|
|Front Brakes||Dual 310mm petal-type discs with radial-mount four-piston monobloc calipers with ABS|
|Rear Brakes||Single 250mm petal-type discs with single-piston caliper and ABS|
|Fuel Capacity||4.5 gal.|
|Seat Height||32.1 in.|
|Curb Weight||487.3 lbs.|
|Overall Length||80.5 in.|
|Overall Width||31.1 in.|
|Overall Height||41.5 in.|
|Maximum Torque||81.7 lb-ft @ 7,300 rpm|
Note: Specifications are subject to change.
The specifications mentioned here apply to and have been achieved by production models under standard operating conditions. We intend only to give a fair description of the vehicle and its performance capabilities but these specifications may not apply to every machine supplied for sale. Kawasaki or its affiliates reserves the right to alter specifications without prior notice. Equipment illustrated and specifications may vary to meet individual markets. Available colors may vary.
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