Description
Specs
Standard Features
Color

Description

Super Futuristic, Super Fast, Super Fun

A thrill to look at, a thrill to ride. The Z1000 – carving a powerful line as it cuts through the atmosphere and even as it stands still – is one of those rare motorcycles that balance a distinctive aesthetic with an engine that pumps out arm-straightening power.

Completely redesigned two years ago, the Z1000's aggressive bodywork reveals the design team's attention to detail. The aesthetic showcase begins with a low-mount front cowl that slopes back radically, highlighting the Z's prow and, behind it, an adjustable instrument cluster featuring a multi-function LCD display covered by a trick-looking orange lens. The line-beam headlight's guts are integrated nicely into that angled cowl. Moving rearward, you come to a shapely fuel tank that's flared on the sides to let you grab it with your knees and that's trim at the back for a snug fit. The seat is low and narrow at the front to make ground contact easy, and flows beautifully rearward to end in a futuristically retro LED tail light behind a red lens. It's a thoroughly athletic shape, one sure to garner attention wherever it's ridden.

Specs

Manufacturer
Kawasaki
Model Year
2012
Model
Z1000
Starting at MSRP
 $10,799.00*

Dimensions

Length
82.5 in.
Height
42.7 in.
Width
31.7 in.
Weight
Curb: 481 lbs.
Wheelbase
56.7 in.
Seat Height
32.1 in.

Engine

Engine
4-stroke, DOHC, 4-valves per cylinder, inline-4
Displacement
1,043 cc
Bore x Stroke
77 x 56 mm
Compression Ratio
11.8:1
Fuel System
DFI® with (4) 38 mm Keihin throttle bodies, oval sub-throttles
Fuel Tank Capacity
4 gal.
Ignition
TCBI digital advance
Cooling
Liquid

Drivetrain

Transmission
6-speed
Final Drive
X-ring chain

Brakes/Wheels/Tires

Brakes
Front: (2) 300 mm petal rotors with radial-mount 4-piston calipers
Rear: (1) 250 mm petal rotor with 1-piston caliper
Tires
Front: 120/70 ZR17
Rear: 190/50 ZR17

Operational

Frame
Aluminum backbone
Suspension
Front: 41 mm inverted cartridge fork with stepless compression and rebound damping, adjustable spring preload; 4.7 in. travel
Rear: Horizontal monoshock with stepless rebound damping, adjustable spring preload; 5.4 in. travel
Rake
24.5°
Trail
4.1 in.

Body

Colors
Two-tone Candy Burnt Orange / Metallic Spark Black

Standard Features

Key Features
 1,043 cc inline-four with DFI produces a massive amount of torque  
 Lightweight aluminum frame specifically designed for the Z1000  
 Fully adjustable inverted front fork with settings designed for sporty performance  
 Horizontal rear monoshock features stepless rebound damping and spring preload adjustability  
 Radial-mounted four-piston front brake calipers and radial-pump front brake master cylinder combine with 300 mm discs to provide superior stopping power  
 Digital instrument panel tilts to accommodate different viewing angles  
 Aggressive styling makes a bold fashion statement  
DOHC, 16-valve, 1,043 cc Engine
 Liquid-cooled inline-four offers substantial power at all rpm levels, providing effortless acceleration in almost any situation  
 Bore and stroke dimensions of 77 x 56 mm offer the best possible balance of peak power and low and mid-range flexibility  
 38 mm downdraft throttle bodies allow intake air to travel to the engine in the shortest possible distance  
 Oval sub-throttles help keep the engine slim – a good thing since the throttle bodies are positioned between the rider’s knees  
 Soft rev limiter provides good overrev character; power doesn’t drop off suddenly at high rpm  
 The crankshaft is positioned low in the crankcase assembly to allow a longer stroke without adding engine height  
 A secondary balancer, driven off a gear on the sixth web of the crankshaft, eliminates excess vibration  
Cool Air System
 The intake system routes cool air to the airbox from ducts above the radiator shrouds, minimizing performance loss due to heated intake air  
 Positioning the ducts close to the rider allows the intake sound to be heard – and enjoyed – by the rider  
 A resonator inside the airbox reduces noise at low rpm, and enhances intake sound at high rpm  
Exhaust System
 The exhaust system features a 4-into-2-pre-chamber-into-2 layout. Silencer end caps maintain the quad-style image.  
 Main and pre-catalyzers provide cleaner emissions  
 Thanks to the under-engine pre-chamber, silencer volume is reduced, and silencer weight is low. Exhaust system offers excellent mass centralization and contributes to a low center of gravity.  
Fuel Tank
 Slim-type fuel pump features an integral fuel gauge  
 Fuel tank design and slim-type fuel pump minimize unused volume inside the tank; fuel capacity is 4 gallons  
Aluminum Backbone Frame
 Aluminum backbone frame designed specifically for the Z1000 (and similar in concept to the Ninja® ZX™-10R’s) helps make the bike narrow and easy to grip with the knees for maximum rider comfort and feedback  
 Lightweight and highly rigid, the frame uses the engine as a stressed member for a firm, planted feeling and enhanced stability  
 Frame is tuned to transmit the ideal level of engine feedback directly to the rider  
 The frame’s five-piece construction consists of steering stem, left and right main frames, and two cross pieces. The two main frame components have open C-shaped cross sections.  
 As much as possible, welds were eliminated for simplicity and appearance. The frame beams and swingarm brackets are now single die-cast pieces.  
 The frame uses four engine mounts; three mounts are rigid, while the upper rear crankcase mount is rubber  
 The rear sub-frame is a three-piece aluminum die-casting construction, which is light, strong and optimizes mass centralization  
 The sub-frame is an example of form and function combined, negating the need for side covers and allowing underseat narrowness for a shorter reach to the ground  
Horizontal Rear Monoshock
 Rear suspension design positions the shock unit and linkage above the swingarm where it’s less exposed to exhaust heat and contributes to mass centralization  
 Visible from the outside, the horizontal monoshock contributes to the Z1000’s aggressive appearance  
 Linkage characteristics are the same as those of a standard Uni-Trak® rear suspension: Wheel movement versus shock stroke is the same ratio  
 The shock features stepless rebound damping and spring preload adjustability  
Fully Adjustable Fork
 The Z1000’s 41 mm inverted fork is adjustable for compression damping, rebound damping and spring preload – and is protected from harm by a cool-looking shroud  
 Settings are designed for both sporty performance and excellent comfort  
Handlebar, Grips, and Footpegs
 The tubular handlebar is rigid mounted, contributing to sharp, direct handling  
 A wide, flat bend handlebar offers a design similar to those on off-road bikes for excellent control  
 Tapered-type grips, like those used on supersport models, offer a more direct feel  
 Ninja ZX-10R-style footpegs with knurled surfaces offer good grip, direct feel and control, and no-nonsense looks  
 The passenger footpeg brackets incorporate convenient luggage hooks  
Brakes
 The Z1000’s 300 mm front petal-style brake discs are gripped by opposed four-piston radial-mount calipers. (caliper piston size is 4 x 30 mm)  
 A radial-pump front brake master cylinder contributes to the superb control and feel offered by these high-end calipers  
 The rear brake is a single-piston, pin-slide caliper gripping a 250 mm petal-style disc. The caliper is mounted below the swingarm, and located by a torque rod.  
Instrumentation
 A distinctive tilting instrument panel with multi-function LCD display behind an orange lens covers all systems   

Color


Two-tone Candy Burnt Orange / Metallic Spark Black
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