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.

  • 2012 Kawasaki Z1000SX Tourer
  • Year:
    2012
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Engine:
    Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke In-Line Four
  • Transmission:
    6-speed, return
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    74 @ 9600
  • Torque @ RPM:
    110 @ 7800
  • Energy:
    Fuel injection:φ38 mm x 4 (Keihin) with oval sub-throttles
  • Displacement:
    1043 cc
  • Price:
    11499

Overview

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

Exhaust System

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

Relaxed Riding Position

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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

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Fuel system Fuel injection:φ38 mm x 4 (Keihin) with oval sub-throttles
Ignition Digital
Starting Electric
Lubrication Forced lubrication, wet sump
Engine type Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke In-Line Four
Displacement 1,043 cm3
Bore x stroke 77.0 x 56.0 mm
Compression ratio 11.8:1
Valve/Induction system DOHC, 16 valves
Clutch Wet multi-disc, manual
Final reduction ratio 2.733 (41/15)
Transmission 6-speed, return
Final Drive Sealed chain
Frame type Aluminium twin-tube
Rake/Trail 24.5°/ 102 mm
Wheel travel, front 120 mm
Wheel travel, rear 138 mm
Tyre, front 120/70ZR17M/C (58W)
Tyre, rear 190/50ZR17M/C (73W)
Steering angle, left / right 31° / 31°
Suspension, front 41 mm inverted fork with stepless compression and rebound damping and spring preload adjustability
Suspension, rear Horizontal Back-link, gas-charged, with stepless rebound damping and cam-style spring preload adjustability
Brakes, front Dual semi-floating 300 mm petal discs Dual radial-mount, opposed 4-piston
Brakes, rear Single 250 mm petal disc Single-piston
Dimensions (L x W x H) 2.105 x 790 x 1.170/1.230 mm
Ground Clearance 135 mm
Wheelbase 1,445 mm
Seat height 822 mm
Fuel capacity 19 litres
Curb Mass 228 kg / 231 kg (ABS) (Excl. accessories)
Maximum power 101.5kW 138 PS / 9,600 rpm
Maximum torque 110 N・m 11.2 kgf•m / 7,800 rpm
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