2012 Kawasaki Z1000SX Tourer

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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.

Hit the jump for more information on the 2012 Kawasaki Z1000SX Tourer.

Overview

Kawasaki Z1000SX Tourer

Want to go for a whole day sporting ride then overnight ready for the next day’s fun? You need the cutting edge style and practical long distance features of the Z1000SX Tourer.

Z1000SX Pannier system

Monokey, 2 x 35 litres capacity will fit most helmets. With covers in body colour. Rigid, black steel brackets with replacement elements for rear indicators and additional rear/stop light. Panniers cannot be used together with the Top case.

Instrumentation

Kawasaki Z1000SX Tourer

Sporty instrument panel features a large analogue tachometer and multi-function LCD screen. The design is based on that of the Ninja ZX-6R, but features original font and colouring. Functions include: speedometer, tachometer, fuel gauge, odometer, clock, dual trip meters, and warning lamps.

Large-volume Fuel Tank

Kawasaki Z1000SX Tourer

19 litre fuel tank offers a substantial touring range. Dynamic fuel tank design with tall upper surface features supersport-style flared edges with a trim shape at the rear, a shape that is easy to grip with the knees.

Adjustable Windscreen

Kawasaki Z1000SX Tourer

Windscreen has three available positions spanning approximately 20˚ and ranging from sporty to maximum wind protection. Adjustment can be done by hand (no tools required) by depressing the release button below the instrument panel. (Windscreen adjustment should be done with the bike stopped.)

Exciting Engine

Kawasaki Z1000SX Tourer

Liquid-cooled, DOHC, 16-valve 1,043 cm3 In-line Four offers impressive power (101.5 kW (138 PS)) and strong torque.

Horizontal Back-link Rear Suspension

Rear suspension positions the shock unit and linkage above the swingarm. The rear shock features rebound and preload adjustability. A cam-style preload adjuster facilitates making adjustments to suit 2-up riding or luggage.

Inverted Front Fork

Kawasaki Z1000SX Tourer

41 mm inverted front fork features stepless compression and rebound damping and spring preload adjustability. Settings offer both sporty performance (contributing to light handling on the street and in the hills) and comfort.

Front brake

Kawasaki Z1000SX Tourer

At the front, 300 mm petal brake discs are gripped by opposed 4-piston radial-mount calipers. Caliper piston size is 30 mm. Radial-pump front brake master cylinder also contributes to the superb control and feel offered by the calipers.

LED taillight

Kawasaki Z1000SX Tourer

LED taillight design features red LED bulbs and a red transparent lens.

Exhaust System

Kawasaki Z1000SX Tourer

The exhaust system features a 4-into-2-pre-chamber-into-2 layout. Silencer end-caps create a quad-style image.

Relaxed Riding Position

Kawasaki Z1000SX Tourer

Relatively upright position (compared to supersport models) offers both control and comfort. (Rider triangle is essentially the same as that of the Z1000, with grips moved about 10 mm inward.)

Specifications

Kawasaki Z1000SX Tourer
Fuel systemFuel injection:φ38 mm x 4 (Keihin) with oval sub-throttles
IgnitionDigital
StartingElectric
LubricationForced lubrication, wet sump
Engine typeLiquid-cooled, 4-stroke In-Line Four
Displacement1,043 cm3
Bore x stroke77.0 x 56.0 mm
Compression ratio11.8:1
Valve/Induction systemDOHC, 16 valves
ClutchWet multi-disc, manual
Final reduction ratio2.733 (41/15)
Transmission6-speed, return
Final DriveSealed chain
Frame typeAluminium twin-tube
Rake/Trail24.5°/ 102 mm
Wheel travel, front120 mm
Wheel travel, rear138 mm
Tyre, front120/70ZR17M/C (58W)
Tyre, rear190/50ZR17M/C (73W)
Steering angle, left / right31° / 31°
Suspension, front41 mm inverted fork with stepless compression and rebound damping and spring preload adjustability
Suspension, rearHorizontal Back-link, gas-charged, with stepless rebound damping and cam-style spring preload adjustability
Brakes, frontDual semi-floating 300 mm petal discs Dual radial-mount, opposed 4-piston
Brakes, rearSingle 250 mm petal disc Single-piston
Dimensions(L x W x H) 2.105 x 790 x 1.170/1.230 mm
Ground Clearance135 mm
Wheelbase1,445 mm
Seat height822 mm
Fuel capacity19 litres
Curb Mass228 kg / 231 kg (ABS) (Excl. accessories)
Maximum power101.5kW 138 PS / 9,600 rpm
Maximum torque110 N・m 11.2 kgf•m / 7,800 rpm

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