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Z1000 R EDITION

$17,495*

In a significant departure from the concealing plastic bodywork of its predecessor, the new Z1000 strips off all unnecessary flourishes to boldly highlight the functionality of its parts. The sculpted bodywork was carefully crafted to bring the aggressive Z design to the next level. But the changes to the new Z1000 are more than skin deep. Kawasaki engineers were also determined to further enhance the riding impact offered by the dynamic Supernaked. The new engine and chassis settings deliver a stiffer, more direct ride feel sure to please experienced riders.

The R Edition takes the Z1000 further with features like Ohlin’s shock and Brembo brakes along with special graphics.

2017 Z1000 R
2017 Z1000 R
2017 Z1000 R

HORIZONTAL BACK-LINK REAR SUSPENSION WITH ÖHLINS SHOCK

Rear suspension positions the shock unit and linkage above the swingarm. This arrangement contributes to mass centralisation. The suspension is located away from exhaust heat. High quality Öhlins rear suspension offers both increased ride comfort and the pride in ownership that comes from the knowledge that your machine is equipped with top-shelf components.

R EDITION STYLING

Special graphics include a vivid yellow-green accent that contrasts with the bikes otherwise dark colouring. Special tank pads with R Edition graphics are standard equipment. Special frame pads with graphics ass to the design. Seat is embossed with “Z” Mark (instead of the Z-pattern seat leather on the standard seat), further distinguishing the bike from the standard model.

BREMBO BRAKE COMPONENTS

To bring the already formidable braking performance of the Z1000 R to the next level, high-spec brake components like those found on the Ninja H2R were implemented. The Brembo components featured are the best available for a mass production model. The high precision operation delivers brake force linearly, contributing to superb controllability.

SUGOMI DESIGN

The Z1000 R’s sugomi design takes the mass-forward crouching concept of its predecessor even further. A key visual component is the headlamp cowl which was positioned as low as possible, extending the line running down from the top of the tank to create the image of a crouching predator’s muscular shoulders and dropped head. The new LED headlamp design also borrows from the image of a predator on the hunt, its slim shape and dark, reflectorless construction creating an intense, glaring visage, much like a predator whose eyes have locked onto its prey.

EXCITING ENGINE

Engine tuning focused on the feeling the rider gets when opening the throttle. The strong torque feeling and mid-range hit of the previous model remains, but changes made to the engine and ECU settings result in a more direct throttle response. Combined with the shorter gearing, acceleration feels noticeably stronger.

SUGOMI PERFORMANCE

To achieve the Sugomi concept, Kawasaki engineers designed both the engine and chassis to offer more direct response. Twisting the throttle offers the sensation of a very linear connection to the rear wheel, with crisp response accompanied by a satisfying surge of acceleration. Adding to the sensory experience are the fine tuned intake howl on acceleration and the characteristic In-line Four exhaust note at high rpm. The chassis, too, offers direct response. Similar in character to that of a supersport model, the Z1000 R feels lighter, more nimble.

COLOURS AVAILABLE

SPECIFICATIONS

ENGINELiquid-cooled, 4-stroke In-Line four
DISPLACEMENT1,043cc
BORE & STROKE77.0 x 56.0mm
COMPRESSION RATIO11.8:1
FUEL SYSTEMFuel injection: 34mm x 4 (Keihin) with oval sub throttles
IGNITIONDigital
TRANSMISSION6-speed, return
STARTING SYSTEMElectric
MAX TORQUE111 N-m @ 7,300 rpm
MAX POWER142 PS @ 10,000 rpm
FRONT SUSPENSION41mm inverted fork
REAR SUSPENSIONHorizontal back-link, Öhlins S466DR1S gas-charged shock
FRONT WHEEL TRAVEL120mm
REAR WHEEL TRAVEL131mm
FRONT TYRE120 /70 ZR17
REAR TYRE190 /50 ZR17
FRONT BRAKESDual semi-floating 310mm Brembo discs
REAR BRAKESSingle 250mm disc
FRAME TYPEAluminium twin tube
RAKE/TRAIL24.5° / 101mm
LENGTH X WIDTH X HEIGHT2,045 x 790 x 1,055mm
WHEELBASE1,435mm
FUEL CAPACITY17.0 L
SEAT HEIGHT815mm
CURB MASS221kg
COLOURSMetallic Spark Black /Metallic Graphite Grey

*Prices subject to change due to currency fluctuations.
*Please check with your Kawasaki Dealer to confirm the current recommended retail price.