Kawasaki engineers have literally upped the ante in the naked bike arena with the introduction of the newly-redesigned 2007 Z1000. Offering both increased performance and the styling to complement the visceral riding enjoyment it provides, this purpose-built Kawasaki is sure to find a home in the garages of both practical motorcyclists-and those simply seeking a smile-producing weekend ride.

  • 2007 Kawasaki Z1000
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This latest incarnation of the Z1000 features a seriously bulked-up performance capability that is created by refocusing engine and chassis characteristics for serious street riding. With one liter of superbike technology, the Z1000’s boosted engine performance provides greater exhilaration when passing or pulling out of corners. This version of Kawasaki nakedness has been tuned to satisfy the most demanding musclebike riders. Not only will its reconfigured torque measurements provide low-end get-up-and-go, but the increased pull follows through its mid-range, giving the rider extra thrust for conquering most road challenges.

Placing maneuverability at the forefront of the engineering task, Kawasaki has developed a new engine sub-frame and re-engineered chassis rigidity balance to provide truly outstanding feedback, enabling the rider to read and respond to all motorcycle behaviors, in all speed ranges.

Improvements in mass centralization and revised ergonomics have significantly enhanced the synergy between rider and machine. The handlebars of the Z1000 have been positioned closer to the rider, and combined with a slimmer saddle, the result offers a more compact riding position. This, in turn, lets the rider take full advantage of the motorcycle’s greater stability and sharp, nimble, handling characteristics, while making short work of their favorite ribbon of asphalt.

A big increase in the “Fun to Ride” factor is an unavoidable side-effect when you couple a more powerful engine with a more maneuverable chassis. When it comes right down to it, isn’t that what motorcycling is all about?

This particular model—perhaps more than any other—speaks to the intrinsically raw desire of the dedicated motorcyclist. While providing maneuverable, functional transportation in any daily environment, it provides the ability to unleash the fun-seeker in every rider. And it does it with Kawasaki performance and styling characteristics unmatched in the naked bike category.

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  (6023) posted on 06.9.2008

I just bought a new z1000. I love it. Im getting too old to be stuped over and the riding position is awesome. Also, the bike will catch others by suprise when you are ridding in their mirror when they thought they left you. Its a great bike......

  (1) posted on 06.20.2007

I already totaled one Kawasaki Z1000 (2007).I had it for two weeks and I WILL GET IT AGAIN!!
In two week I had so much fun. This is one of the best bikes ever made on this planet. It is not cruiser and it is not super sport. It is very comfortable, transmition is very smooth, great brakes, handling = amazing. Do not forget it is 1000, very powerful machine ... if you just considering this bike, if you like it just little bit, go for it, you can not go wrong with this bike. Hey the police report says I had 196mph in the time of the impact, please be careful and ALWAYS wear good jacket with spinal cord support, helmet, GOOD BOOTS and leather gloves with metal support. The guy in t-shirt is not hero he is stupid show off and he will eventually get his lesson (the hard way). This is weapon respect others on the road!

  (6023) posted on 12.1.2006

I was going to trade my honda for a harley but this bike is so stunning .so wicked looking it will turn heads were ever it goes.that I’am going to wait a few more months for this bike to come out.please come soon

  (6023) posted on 11.13.2006

Well said.

It looks like a Transformer.

I wonder how many of the new goodies will fit? Especially spinning parts...:-]

  (6023) posted on 11.4.2006

This bike is appalling, and with less hp than the previous model, all this false excitement about the ZX10 engine hits reality.

  (6023) posted on 11.2.2006

I don’t know about heritage and blah blah blah, this bike looks awesome!!! As for me, I will def. be getting one. They did an awsome job designing the look of this bike, the real deal breaker is when i sit on it. OH yes and to the last commenter.... it is all about the riding and exhilieration... you should go buy a Harley!

  (6023) posted on 10.25.2006

I’ve been riding a 93 VFR750F for about a year and a half now but, sadly had to loose it in spring this year due to money issues. I’ve been looking for a new bike for a few months now and think that search is finally over. I will wait patiently for the new Z to come out with a grin on my face all the while. The previous gen. always intrigued me with it’s unique styling. The 07 even more so. To find out that it’s engine will come from a 10R is just amazing. I can’t wait to hear the horsepower coming from it. If it’s any higher than the previous gen. I’ll be more than happy. Showa suspension and wave brakes? Better chassis rigidity and mass centralization? What’s NOT to like about this bike?

  (6023) posted on 10.11.2006

Wow, what a beautiful, stunning bike. The bike was beautiful when it came out on ’03 and it’s still beautiful now. On ’04 I was debating between this bike and a 636. I went with the 636 because I didn’t know about the naked thing. But things might just change. What a beautiful bike...where can I get more pictures...??!!?

  (6023) posted on 10.5.2006

I own and ride my 03’ z1000 every day, and have loved the performance; power, handling, semi-comfortable for trips ergonomics, and those stop you in your tracks looks. My response to the new z1000. ..... It is everything the current z1000 is x10, especially if it has an engine based off the zx-10r,---- WOW!!!!! I see another z1000 in my future!!!!

  (6023) posted on 10.4.2006

I own the original orangeZ1000. I absolutley love my bike, and when faced with the dilema of buying a new one, I just could not find one that I found as phenominaly attractive as the 2003 Z1000. THat was until I saw the new 2007. Everything about my Z that I would have changed, Kawasaki has done. It is by far the most attractive bike I have ever seen. I will have one this coming spring. I just hope it comes in Orange again. I just hope it is as powerful as they say.

  (6023) posted on 10.1.2006

I feel the same as the last comment about 07 Z1000. It seems like a lot of bikes have similar looks these days and Z1000 is one of a few bikes with distinct look, but 07 looks closer to FZ1 or some others in a way. Z1000 is not engineered to be the flagship model and it has it’s own category. I still like the look of 03 and dispite some of the issues, it’s still a great monumental bike. I do not believe that the 07 will have the same impact as when 03 first came out.

  (6023) posted on 09.6.2006

I like the new bodywork. About the only thing I liked more on the previous gen Z1000 was the exhaust.
This is the bike many people have been clamoring for - superbike spec brakes (including the sport bike reservoirs) and engine with upright seating and a handlebar.
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

  (6023) posted on 09.2.2006

If Kawasaki has indeed put a stronger engine from their ZX-10r, better suspension and brakes this bike will be in my garage soon, most (not all) ’03-’06 Z owners keep trying to find ways to up the power by changing the original look of the bike, me? I prefer the looks of the original pipes. This new 2007 Z1000 is beautiful, it just beats all other nakeds hands down, I was worried Kawasaki was gonna mess it up but thank god they didn’t. I keep riding back and forth between my ’03 R1 and the Z, the Z always makes me come back to it, imagine what the new Z will do!

  (6023) posted on 08.29.2006

I believe that Kawasaki have ruined the appearance of the Z1000 with the 2007 changes and have possibly alienated many current Kawasaki Z owners. The inclusion of a four muffler system has the potential to be a very attractive feature, but is disgraceful on the 2007 model. Indeed, the three spoke wheels with petal disk rotors look awful, the sports bike brake reservoirs on a street bike are a terrible mismatch, the multitude of side covers are a mess, and the radiator body work is unnecessary. The combined result is hideous. Kawasaki are wrong when they say that the "Fun to Ride" factor is "what motorcyling is all about". For many owners, the pride of ownership, the motorcycle’s heritage, the look of the motorcycle, and many ’non-performance’ related measures all form part of "what motorcycling is all about". I was waiting for the 2007 Z1000 to be released, as I had every intention of purchasing one. Not now. Kawasaki have missed a great opportunity to grow the legend of the Z1000 and seem to be more intent on experimenting with ’avant-garde’ designs than producing a truly street credible machine. The 2007 Z1000 should have been called the ER-10n.

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