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Kawasaki Z 1000

 

 

 

 

Make Model

Kawasaki Z 1000

Year

2008

Engine

Four stroke, transverse four cylinder, DOHC, 4 valve per cylinder.

Capacity

953
Bore x Stroke 77.2 x 50.9 mm
Cooling System Liquid cooled
Compression Ratio 11.2:1
Lubrication Wet sump
Engine Oil Synthetic, 10W/40

Induction

4x 38mm throttle bodies

Ignition 

Digital 
Spark Plug NGK, CR9EK
Starting Electric

Max Power

127 hp / 92.7 kW @ 10000 rpm

Max Torque

95.6 Nm / 70.5 ft/ lbs @ 8000 rpm
Clutch Wet, multiple discs, cable operated

Transmission 

6 Speed 
Final Drive Chain
Frame Steel, Backbone frame

Front Suspension

41mm cartridge fork, rebound, spring preload adjustable

Rear Suspension

Uni-Trak, rebound spring preload adjustable

Front Brakes

2x 300mm 4 piston calipers

Rear Brakes

Single 292mm disc 2 piston caliper

Front Tyre

120/70 R17

Rear Tyre

190/50 R17
Rake 25°
Trail 102 mm
Dimension Length 2080 mm / 81.9 in
Width 770 mm / 30.3 in
Height 1055 mm / 41.5 in
Wheelbase 1420 mm / 55.9 in
Seat Height 820 mm / 32.3 in
Ground Clearance 145 mm

Dry Weight

198 kg / 436.5 lbs
Wet Weight 221 kg / 487.2 lbs

Fuel Capacity 

18 Litres / 4.8 gal

Consumption Average

18.9 km/lit

Standing ¼ Mile  

11.3 sec  /  122 mph

Top Speed

148 mph

 

 

KAWASAKI’S NEWEST VERSION OF THE Z1000 OFFERS STYLE, FUN, AND PERFORMANCE

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.

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.

Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. (KMC) markets and distributes Kawasaki motorcycles, ATVs, personal watercraft and utility vehicles through a network of more than 1,500 independent retailers, with an additional 7,700 retailers specializing in power products and general purpose engines. KMC and its affiliates employ nearly 2,400 people in the United States, with 400 of them located at the Irvine, California headquarters.

 

 

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