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.