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Z1000 ABSPrintable Specifications

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Introduction 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. Details & Features

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Key Features

• NEW Uniquely aggressive "Sugomi" styling gives the Z1000 a distinct predatory look • UPGRADED 1,043cc inline-four with DFI® offers sharper response that enhances this engine’s already impressive mid-range and top-end power • NEW Showa Separate Function: Big Piston Fork (SFF-BP) offers light weight, easy adjustability and excellent wheel control to cope with the high forces associated with aggressive riding • NEW One-piece "monobloc" radial-mount front brake calipers offer superb braking power and control, along with a premium laser-etched Kawasaki logo and black alumite finish • NEW Supersport-style 6-spoke lightweight aluminum wheels contribute to the Z1000’s sporty image while reducing rotating inertia and saving approximately 3.3 lbs. of unsprung weight • NEW Shorter final-drive gearing provides quicker response and enhanced riding excitement, while a new taller 6th gear helps maintain highway comfort • NEW Analog plus Digital instrument cluster includes a large tachometer and a digital display offering a wealth of information on current bike conditions and settings • NEW Compact subframe design is more slender and shorter to match the new styling • Upright "streetfighter" riding position provides excellent leverage on the controls for maximum maneuverability, coupled with a commanding view of the urban jungle

DOHC, 16-valve, 1,043cc Engine

• 1,043cc liquid-cooled inline-four offers true open-class power from idle to redline • NEW Cylinder connecting passageways reduce pumping losses and improve mid-to-high RPM performance • NEW Intake cams provide improved low-to-midrange torque for instant thrust and maximum rider satisfaction • NEW More-aggressive ECU settings provide sharper throttle response • Bore and stroke dimensions of 77.0 x 56.0mm offer an ideal balance of peak power and low and mid-range flexibility • 38mm Keihin throttle bodies cram the air/fuel mixture directly into combustion chambers via downdraft intakes for maximum power • Oval sub throttles help keep the engine slim, and a slim midsection allows an ideal bike/rider interface for maximum comfort and control • Engine's rev limiter comes into play "softly," providing usable overrev character because power doesn’t drop off suddenly at high RPM • The engine's relatively low crankshaft position allows a moderately long stroke without adding engine height • A secondary engine balancer, driven off a gear on the sixth

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Z1000 ABSPrintable Specifications

web of the crankshaft, eliminates excess vibration and contributes to rider comfort • NEW Shorter final drive gearing provides quicker acceleration and enhanced riding excitement, while a new taller 6th gear helps maintain highway comfort Digital Ignition

• Digital Timing Advance enhances low-range and mid-range power • Individual spark plug-mounted ignition coils fire each of the four spark plugs independently to achieve the optimum timing for that cylinder • ECU includes an idle speed control system for easier starting and warm-up

UPGRADED Cool Air System • Intake system routes cool air to the airbox via ducts in the fairing, minimizing performance loss due to heated intake air • UPGRADED Airbox features additional atmospheric intakes to further enhance the engine’s intoxicating intake howl • NEW Non-woven air filter element provides better flow for enhanced high-RPM performance • REVISED Velocity stacks are now equal length and provide improved throttle response and a more exciting engine character • Intake ducts are positioned close to the rider to allow the intake howl to be heard and enjoyed UPGRADED Exhaust System • The exhaust system features a 4-into-2-pre-chamber-into-2 layout to provide ample silencer volume without requiring excess bulk in the rear mufflers • NEW Oval-shaped connector tubes are larger than last year’s round tubes and help improve engine response for heightened excitement at all rpms • Main and pre-catalyzers help ensure clean emissions • A butterfly valve in the right-side muffler not only helps reduce noise, but also tunes exhaust back-pressure waves to help enhance low-rpm engine response • NEW Brushed-metal finish on the silencers provides enhanced visual appeal • Exhaust system offers excellent mass centralization and contributes to a low center of gravity

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NEW Larger Fuel Tank

• NEW 4.5 gallon (17L) fuel tank offers increased range • Radical shape and two tone finish complement the Z1000’s new Sugomi inspired styling • UPGRADED Slim type fuel pump features an integral fuel level sensor with enhanced accuracy for 2014

NEW Monobloc ABS Brakes with Petal-type Rotors

• NEW One-piece “monobloc” radial-mount front brake calipers offer superb braking power and control, along with a premium quality look from their laser-etched Kawasaki logo and black alumite finish • Opposed four-piston radial-mount monobloc calipers with differentiated diameter (30mm upper, and 32mm lower) pistons provide excellent feel and progressive braking response • A radial-pump front brake master cylinder contributes to the superb control and feel offered by these high-end monobloc calipers • NEW ABS pump features a fluid pressure sensor that allows more precise control of line pressures and also provides data to the ECU to help suppress rear lift under braking • A low-battery mode helps preserve ABS effectiveness when the battery charge is low. (although riders may notice that ABS operation is less smooth than in normal mode) • Petal-type 310mm front brake rotors are full-on sportbike hardware • NEW pad compound has a higher coefficient of friction that contributes to the enhanced power and sensitivity • A single-piston rear caliper grips a 250mm petal-type disc. This compact caliper is mounted below the swingarm, and

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Z1000 ABSPrintable Specifications

located by a torque rod Aluminum Backbone Frame

• Aluminum backbone frame is similar in concept to the Ninja ZX-10R’s, and helps make the bike narrow and easy to grip with the knees for maximum rider comfort and feedback • The frame is lightweight and highly rigid, and uses the engine as a stressed member for solid handling and optimum stability • Frame elements are tuned to transmit optimal engine feedback to the rider • The frame uses four engine mounts, three of which are rigid, one of which (the upper rear crankcase mount) is rubber • NEW Compact subframe design is more slender and shorter to match the new styling • 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

NEW Separate Function Fork • New SFF-BP fork combines the features of Showa’s big – Big Piston: (SFF-BP) piston and separate function forks, featuring springs on both sides, with dedicated preload adjustability in the left tube and dedicated damping pistons and adjustability in the right tube • Big Piston design provides smooth action during the initial part of the stroke and contributes to excellent feel during heavy braking. The large-diameter damper piston is much bigger than those used in traditional “cartridge” forks • Big Piston design allows the fork oil to act on a much larger surface area, so the damping pressure can be reduced without compromising effectiveness. Reducing the damping pressure allows the slider to react more smoothly, which is especially noticeable during the initial part of the stroke. The result is greater control as the fork begins to compress and very calm response during braking-induced weight-transfer, for greater chassis stability on corner entry • Fork settings were tuned to cope with the extreme forces of aggressive use, while still providing a comfortable ride • SFF-BP design offers easy adjustability, by locating all adjusters in the caps at the top of the two fork tubes: preload on the left; compression and rebound damping on the right.

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Horizontal Back-Link Rear Suspension

• 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 • Stepless rebound damping adjuster allows damping characteristics to be tuned to match changes in spring preload and/or loads

Rider Interface

• NEW A fat solid-mount tubular aluminum handlebar contributes to the Z1000’s quality, top-shelf feel • Double-taper grips, like those used on supersport models, offer a more direct feel than traditional designs • NEW Intricately textured seat cover features a distinct Z-logo pattern • Ninja ZX-10R-style footpegs with knurled surfaces offer good grip, direct feel and control, and purposeful looks

NEW Instrumentation

• NEW Extremely compact dual-element digital instrumentation keeps the front of the motorcycle as compact and unobtrusive as possible, making the bike almost disappear from the rider’s field of vision • NEW Dual element bar-graph tachometer with 0-4,000 rpm indicated vertically along the left edge of the lower display and a larger 4,000rpm+ tachometer filling the entire horizontal upper display • NEW LCD functions include ABS and Economical Riding (ECO) indicators • Additional LCD functions include a unique digital speedometer, odometer, dual trip meter, clock, instant and average fuel consumption, coolant temperature, and

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Z1000 ABSPrintable Specifications

low-fuel warning lamps


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Four-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, four valves per cylinder, inline-four



Bore x Stroke

77.0 x 56.0mm

Compression Ratio


Fuel System

DFIÂŽ with four 38mm Keihin throttle bodies, oval sub-throttles


TCBI with digital advance



Final Drive

Sealed Chain


24.5 degrees / 4.0 in.

Frame Type

Aluminum Backbone

Front Tire Size

120/70 ZR17

Rear Tire Size

190/50 ZR17


56.5 in.

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


Golden Blazed Green / Metallic Graphite Gray


12 months

Good Times™ Protection Plan

12, 24, 36, and 48 month plans are available

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2014 Kawasaki Z1000 techspecs  

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