MSRP*
$13,199

Z1000

Specifications

Lifestyle

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.

Engine

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

Brakes

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

Dimensions

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

Drivetrain

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

Frame

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

Performance

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

Suspension

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

Details

Warranty 12 months warranty

MSRP*

$13,199

Special offers

Kawapedia

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

‡ 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.