2011 Kawasaki Ninja 1000 - Kawasaki Z1000 completely redesigned in 2010 was a very happy machine. It is the awareness that comes after only one or two miles in the saddle, and it’s one that confirms the fact that this design team to work a little magic motorcycle specifically during development.
The main frame and swingarm pivot elements cast as a single unit, with welded eliminated wherever possible to look more aesthetic. And the subframe is lightweight aluminum die-casting, a light, delicate and beautiful. Suspension at both ends is really modern and functional mischievous: a, inverted fork is fully adjustable 41mm front grease and spring preload and rebound damping adjustable back-link horizontal shock mounted above the swingarm to protect from hot exhausts and grow the added degree of mass centralization. The control wheel just great, and substantial feedback sent to the rider makes it easy to know exactly what happened in the contact patch of the motor.
The heart of every naked bike is the engine, so Kawasaki engineers paid special attention here for maximum impact, the arm-straightening: Dual cams. Sixteen valves. 1043 cc. Coolant. High compression. A stroke length – 56mm – for instant thrust. Six speed. And a digital fuel injection. Everything is there.
Check out the five-spoke wheels with Z, with the fingers near the machine to see custom rims. We carry forward the theme of quad-pipes from the last Z1000 (and the first Z-1), but under-engine pre-chamber mufflers enables engineers to use short to look great and better mass centralization. A mountain of solid aluminum handlebar and footpegs removed from the Ninja ZX 10R contribute to the quality of the Z1000, top-shelf feel. Brakes? Absolutely modern: radial mount calipers, Ninja-spec 300mm petal-type rotors and radial master cylinder pump provides all the latest in braking feel and feedback.MSRP: $10,999 USD.
Engine: Four-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, four valves per cylinder, inline-four
Bore x stroke: 77.0 x 56.0mm
Compression ratio: 11.8:1
Fuel injection: DFI® with four 38mm Keihin throttle bodies, oval sub-throttles
Ignition: TCBI with digital advance
Final drive: X-ring chain
Rake / trail: 24.5 degrees / 4.0 in.
Frame type: Aluminum Backbone
Front tire: 120/70 ZR17
Rear tire: 190/50 ZR17
Wheelbase: 56.9 in.
Front suspension / wheel travel: 41 mm inverted cartridge fork with stepless compression and rebound damping, adjustable spring preload / 4.7 in.
Rear suspension / wheel travel: Horizontal monoshock with stepless rebound damping, adjustable spring preload / 5.4 in.
Front brakes: Dual 300mm petal-type rotors with radial-mount four-piston calipers
Rear brake: Single 250mm petal-type rotor with single-piston caliper
Overall length: 82.9 in.
Overall width: 31.1 in.
Overall height: 48.4 in.
Seat height: 32.3 in.
Curb weight: 502.7 lbs.
Fuel capacity: 5.0 gal.
Color choices: Ebony, Candy Fire Red / Ebony
Warranty: 12 Months