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The Z1000 was conceived in complete design freedom for a completely unique experience. Each part of the Z1000 was meticulously designed with a dual role in mind: individual functionality and realization of a condensed mass-forward image for a truly unique riding experience.


Bore and stroke 77.0 x 56.0 mm
Cooling Liquid
Displacement 1,043cc
Ignition Digital
Type 4-stroke, In-Line Four
Fuel system Digital fuel injection with four 38 mm Keihin with oval sub-throttles
Valve system DOHC, 16 valves (4 valves per cylinder)
Compression ratio 11.8:1
Lubrication Forced lubrication (wet sump)


Rear: type Single 250 mm petal disc
Front: calipers Radial-mount, opposed 4-piston calipers
Front: type Dual semi-floating 300 mm petal discs
Rear: calipers Single-piston caliper


Wheelbase 1,440 mm (56.7 in.)
Overall height 1,085 mm (42.7 in.)
Fuel capacity 15 litres (4.0 gal.)
Overall width 805 mm (31.7 in.)
Curb mass** 218 kg (481 lbs.)
Overall length 2,095 mm (82.5 in.)
Seat height 815 mm (32.1 in.)
Ground clearance 140 mm (5.5 in.)


Transmission 6-speed, with positive neutral finder
Gear ratio: 3rd 1.600 (24/15)
Clutch Wet multi-disc, manual
Gear ratio: 2nd 1.950 (39/20)
Final reduction ratio 2.800 (42/15)
Gear ratio: 1st 2.600 (39/15)
Gear ratio: 6th 1.136 (25/22)
Primary reduction ratio 1.627 (83/51)
Gear ratio: 5th 1.238 (26/21)
Final drive Sealed Chain
Gear ratio: 4th 1.389 (25/18)


Type Aluminium twin-tube
Caster (rake) 24.5°
Tire: rear 190/50-ZR17
Tire: front 120/70-ZR17
Wheel travel: rear 138 mm (5.4 in.)
Steering angle (left/right) 31° / 31°
Wheel travel: front 120 mm (4.7 in.)
Trail 103 mm (4.1 in.)


Maximum Torque 110 N.m {11.2 kgf.m} @ 7,800 rpm
Maximum Power 101.5 kW {138 PS} @ 9,600 rpm


Suspension, front 41 mm inverted fork with stepless compression and rebound damping and spring preload adjustability
Suspension, rear Horizontal Back-link, gas-charged, with stepless rebound damping and spring preload adjustability


Warranty 12 months warranty



Special offers

Mega Cash

Get the best for less with our manufacturer-to-dealer incentives called MEGA cash credits.

Instant MEGA Cash Credits available on select new, unused 2012, 2013 or 2014 models sold by Canadian Kawasaki Motors Inc., purchased between October 1, 2014 and April 30, 2015. Instant MEGA cash credits are manufacturer-to-dealer incentives, deducted from MSRP, and vary from $200 (EX650FEF - Ninja 650 ABS) to $2,300 (ZG1400CDF – Concours 14 ABS), depending on the model. This promotion is time limited and certain conditions will apply. See your dealer for complete details. Offer not available on financed purchases and cannot be combined with any other special offers unless otherwise noted.

4.9% Special Retail Financing

Take advantage of our Special Retail Financing offer for as little as 4.9% APR OAC for 60 months. Visit your local Kawasaki dealer today for complete details and get moving - for less - right now.
*Limited time purchase financing offer for 60 months on select new, unused 2013, 2014 and 2015 Kawasaki models sold by participating authorized Canadian Kawasaki Motors Dealers, available on approved credit. See dealer for complete details. Offer ends April 30, 2015. Offer cannot be combined with any other special offers unless otherwise noted.

Genuine Kawasaki Accessories Promotion

Now is the time to outfit your new Kawasaki with the best accessories we offer. Purchase a select new motorcycle, and receive $650 worth of free Genuine Kawasaki Accessories.

The “Genuine Kawasaki Accessory Promotion” is available on select 2013 and 2014 models sold by Canadian Kawasaki Motors Inc. Receive $650.00 retail value of Kawasaki Accessories with the purchase of ZR1000DDF - Z1000. Offer valid on vehicles purchased between October 16, 2014 and April 30, 2015. The Genuine Kawasaki Accessory Promotion cannot be combined with any other promotions unless otherwise indicated. See your dealer for complete details.


Dual Throttle Valves

Late-model sport bikes often use large-bore throttle bodies to generate high levels of power. However, with large diameter throttles, when a rider suddenly opens the throttle, the unrestricted torque response is anything but gentle and often more than the rider can handle. Dual throttle valve technology was designed to tame engine response while contributing to performance. 

On fuel-injected models, throttle bodies generally have only one throttle valve per cylinder. On models with dual throttle valves, there are two throttle valves per cylinder: in addition to the main valves, which are physically linked to the throttle grip and controlled by the rider, a second set of valves, opened and closed by the ECU, precisely regulates intake airflow to ensure a natural, linear response. With the air passing through the throttle bodies becoming smoother, combustion efficiency in improved and power is increased. 

Like other Kawasaki engine management technology, Dual Throttle Valves were designed with the philosophy of "following the rider's intention, while providing natural-feeling support." They are featured on many Kawasaki models.

Horizontal Back-link Rear Suspension

Compared to Kawasaki's traditional Uni-Trak rear suspension, which mounts the shock unit vertically, with Horizontal Back-link rear suspension, the shock unit is almost horizontal. Kawasaki's original suspension arrangement locates the shock unit very close to the bike's centre of gravity, greatly contributing to mass centralisation. And because there is no linkage or shock unit protruding beneath the swingarm, this frees up space for a larger exhaust pre-chamber (an exhaust expansion chamber situated just upstream of the silencer). With a larger pre-chamber, silencer volume can be reduced, and heavy exhaust components can be concentrated closer to the centre of the bike, further contributing to mass centralisation. The result is greatly improved handling. 

Another benefit is that the shock unit is placed far away from exhaust heat. Because it is more difficult for heat from the exhaust system to adversely affect suspension oil and gas pressure, suspension performance is more stable. Horizontal Back-link rear suspension offers numerous secondary benefits like this.

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* The Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price does not include freight, pre-delivery inspection or applicable taxes. The final price is at the discretion of the dealer. Prices and Specifications are subject to change without prior notice. The amount indicated as "Your price" may include an optional instant Mega Cash credit that is deducted from the manufacturer's suggested retail price before taxes. This promotion is time limited and certain conditions will apply. See your dealer for complete details. Offer not available on financed purchases and cannot be combined with any other special offers. The final price is at the discretion of the dealer. Prices and Specifications are subject to change without prior notice.

** Includes all necessary materials and fluids to operate correctly, full tank of fuel (more than 90% of capacity) and tool kit (if supplied)

† Mega Cash noted with the MSRP, is a Special Offer that cannot be combined with any other special offer. Customers can choose a different current Special Offer, but they will be charged the full MSRP listed price and not the Mega Cash price.

‡ Power / Torque figures measured at the crankshaft.

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 Heavy Industries, Ltd. reserves the right to alter specifications without prior notice. Equipment illustrated and specifications may vary to meet individual markets. Available colours may vary by market.