The Kawasaki Z800 follows on the footsteps of the old Z750 that made its debut in 2003. Compared to the previous generation the new Z800 is a totally improved motorcycle that keeps all the advantages of the old model but significantly improves some of its flaws.
For a middle weight super-naked model the Kawasaki Z800 is a surprisingly capable motorcycle that offers an excellent ride quality, a smooth engine and a huge amount of power.
Talking about power, the Kawasaki Z800 e version sports a Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, In-Line Four, 806 cm3 engine that is paired with a six speed transmission. Fire up the engine and you’ll be assaulted by 95 pennies of power and 76 Nm of torque achieved at 8000 rpm.
The motorcycle’s speed is kept in leash by new opposed, 4-piston calipers (ABS version only) that grip large-diameter 310 mm petal discs. The rear wheel is kept in check by a 250 mm petal disc paired with a single-piston.
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The Kawasaki Z1000 Special Edition combines a strong engine with an agile steering and modern technologies in a fairly sporty package.
The bike features an aluminium twin-tube frame that was especially developed for high speed riding. This modern frame hosts a liquid-cooled, DOHC, 16-valve 1,043 cm3, In-line four engine that rewards you with a maximum power of 138 PS at 9,600 rpm and 110 Nm of torque at 7,800 rpm.
Besides being strong, the Kawasaki Z1000 is also pretty good looking. You’ll especially like the sharply sloped front cowl, the slim line-beam headlamp and the minimalist tail section.
As far as wheels are concerned the bike rides on a pair of 5-spoke cast units shod in 120/70ZR17M/C (58W) front and 190/50ZR17M/C (73W) rear tyres.
The Kawasaki Z1000 Special Edition is offered with a starting price of £ 9,299.
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When it comes to sport motorcycles, Kawasaki is one of the most appreciated manufacturers. Its products are true work of arts and apart from their modern technologies they also come with futuristic styles that make you fall in love with them at the first sight.
One of the most desirable sport models in Kawasaki’s lineup is the Z1000 Sport. This beauty features an aerodynamic design language that helps it cut though the air with ease and numerous styling cues that underline its agile stance.
Leaving behind the tasty, muscular look, the Kawasaki Z1000 Sport is blessed with a four-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, four valves per cylinder, inline-foure engine with a displacement of 1,043cc. The engine breaths through a modern exhaust system that features a 4-into-2-pre-chamber-into-2 layout.
The motorcycle’s backbone is an aluminum backbone frame designed specifically for high speeds performances.
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Featuring a sporty but ergonomic design, the Kawasaki Z1000SX City is one of the most practical bikes in its class. The bike comes with a long list of useful storage places which offer a total volume of 39 liters.
Among them there is the high quality alloy topcase bracket accompanied by the shock-absorbing double baseplate. The bike also offers a relatively upright riding position which is comfortable for both short and long trips.
The stopping power is assured by the front, 300 mm petal brake discs gripped by opposed 4-piston radial-mount calipers with a diameter of 30 mm. Radial-pump front brake master cylinder further contributes to the control and feel offered by the calipers.
At the heart of the bike lies the fuel injected, liquid-cooled, 4-stroke In-Line Four, 1.043 cc engine which churns out 138 hp at 9,600 rpm and 110 Nm of torque at 7,800 rpm.
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You like to blend sportiness with practicality? Then you shout take a look at Kawasaki’s Z1000SX Tourer. The bike features a fairly sporty style which is combined with a comfortable saddle and a set of generous storage places.
The Kawasaki Z1000SX Tourer is propelled by a 138 hp Liquid-cooled, DOHC, 16-valve 1,043 cm3 In-line quaternary engine mated on a six speed transmission.
The ride is kept in check by rear shocks with rebound and preload adjustability and a 41 mm inverted front fork which features stepless compression, rebound damping and spring preload adjustability.
The stopping power is assured by front, 300 mm petal brake discs gripped by opposed 4-piston radial-mount calipers.
The bike also comes with a sporty instrument panel which draws inspiration from the Ninja ZX-6R and features a large analogue tachometer and multi-function LCD screen. Other functions include speedometer, tachometer, fuel gauge, odometer, clock, dual trip meters, and warning lamps.
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The grand daddy of the Kawasaki Z line is the Z1000, a thrill ride that produces absurd levels of powerful performance while also boasting of distinctive aesthetic qualities.
It’s no secret why bikers have fallen head-over-heels for the Z1000 because, really, what’s not to like? Its aesthetic details begin with a low-mount front cowl that slopes back in a manner that highlights the Z’s sleek and stylish design. On top of that, the bike also has line-beam headlights that are integrated nicely into that angled cowl. At the back, there’s a shapely fuel tank that’s flared on the sides to let you grab it with your knees and trim at the back for a snug fit. Meanwhile, the bike’s seat is low and narrow at the front, which makes for easy ground contact while also flowing aggressively to the rear, providing a thoroughly athletic shape that has made millions of riders coo in delight.
As for its performance capabilities, the Z1000 is powered by a 1,043cc liquid-cooled, high-compression dual-cam engine that provides a unique riding experience bolstered by instantaneous thrust, unbridled power, and superb handling. The engine’s performance capabilities is impressive in its own right; but when you factor in its handling characteristics, it takes the experience to a whole new level.
The Z1000 boasts of new cutting-edge technology, highlighted by an aluminum frame similar to the ZX-10R, one that curves over the engine, cradling it from above. This allows the engine to be bolted solidly to the frame in three places, stressed-member-style, while a rubber mount at the upper rear crankcase area provides added vibration damping and torsional rigidity.
Every kind of detail you’d want in a high-powered sports bike, the Kawasaki Z1000 has an answer to. It’s no secret why it’s considered an industry leader in every sense of the word.
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It might seem a little presumptuous to heap praise on a bike that was only redesigned a year ago, but in the case of the Kawasaki Z1000, all the early praise seems justified. It’s not the most powerful or the most visually stimulating bike on the market, but the Z1000 touches on all the bases to make it a crowd favorite.
The bike’s rakishly stunning lines and contoured shape makes for an aesthetically pleasant vibe. Performance capabilities are also impressive, thanks to a 1043cc liquid-cooled 16-valve dual cam engine that provides just enough horsepower and torque to keep it from lagging behind the rest of the lot.
The Z1000 is the perfect epitome of a ’happy motorcycle’, one that’s often described as giving customers the feeling that their money spent on the bike was worth every last penny. All that considering the fact that this Kawasaki bike is relatively young by motorcycle standards, making it even more impressive any which way you look at it.
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After being totally redesigned last year, the Kawasaki Z1000 enters the 2011 model year with no major updates. The bike features a wide range of new-think moto technology, including an aluminum frame inspired by its Ninja cousins that curves over the engine, cradling it from above. The design allows a narrow mid-section, for a high degree of rider comfort and feedback in addition to keeping weight low and chassis rigidity high. Prices start from $10,599.
The Z1000 is powered by a 1,043 cc Four-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, four valves per cylinder, inline-four engine mated to a six-speed transmission. Suspension at both ends is thoroughly modern as well: a fully adjustable 41mm inverted fork up front and a spring preload and a rebound damping adjustable horizontal back-link shock is mounted above the swingarm to shield it from exhaust heat and foster an added degree of mass centralization. Both of which soak up almost anything you can throw at it.
Using a little girl as an eerie voiceover for a scary flick is not something new, however, using the same eerie little girl as voiceover for the new Kawasaki Z1000 ad, now that’s new!
You’ve got to give props to the guys behind this ad campaign for thinking out of the box. Who would’ve thought a 1000cc Jap bike, and a child, and some neat sound effects would create such a captivating advert? One thing is for sure – it makes, even us, want to get on one of these and wreak havoc during after dark escapades involving “bending” the law and disturbing the peace. Just looking at it after watching the video awakens the sinister side inside you – and it should. Priced at a reasonable $13 199, you get all the evil you can handle in the form of a 4-cylinder that summons 128BHP from the bowels of hell, belching it through a 4 –into-2 lightweight exhaust. Not-so-dark features include fully adjustable front forks and instrument binnacle and an equally dexterous windscreen. Making sure the nightmare comes to a halt when absolutely necessary are 300mm ventilated discs with 4-pot calipers. Long live the darkness!
The 2010 Kawasaki Z1000 is already one of the best Japanese nakeds around, but ways to make it better are always found either by riders individually or by tuners. These lasts have the habit of developing entire upgrade kits that set the bike miles away from its original state of new product that has just come out the factory gates.
Take the 2010 Roaring Toyz Kawasaki Z1000 case for example. The bike gets a set of Performance Machine wheels (17-inch front, 18-inch rear), 240-section rear tire, a custom-built braced swingarm and Brocks 4-2-1 exhaust, just to mention some of its most impressive new features.
The gold/silver paintjob does help at setting the bike apart from its standard siblings, but what we like the most about this project is the fact that it looks like that’s just the way Kawi did it in the first place. This is really one of those bikes that people see and ask “what is stock and what is aftermarket about it?” Click past the break to find out.