2012 Kawasaki Z1000 - Z1000 is one of the rare motorcycles that balances aesthetics with a typical engine pumping out arm-enforcement power. The completely redesigned two years ago, aggressive bodywork Z1000 revealed the team’s attention to detail design. The exhibition begins with the aesthetics of a front-mounted low-sloping hood back radically, highlighting the Z direction and, behind it, an instrument cluster customized multifunction LCD display covered by a lens trick-looking orange. Nyali line-beam lights are well integrated into the hood elbow. Move to the back, you come to a fuel tank that is fought at the side of the beautiful to let you take it with a knee and was flattened on the back for comfortable fit. Low and narrow seat in front to make contact with the ground easily, and beautifully flowing back end futuristically retro LED tail light behind a red lens.
The heart of every naked bike is a machine, so Kawasaki engineers pay special attention here for maximum impact: Dual cams. Sixteen valves. 1043 cc. Coolant. High compression. A step length – 56mm – for instant thrust. Six speeds. And digital fuel injection. It’s all there.
Four packs impressive horsepower combined with the type of flexible delivery, mid-range power-heavy pasta goofy smile on the face of those fortunate enough to be on top. From almost every rpm, throttle rolling Z1000 provide the kind of instant gratification most sportbikes can not quite muster, all with a silky smooth response.
Z is equipped with a variety of moto-new thinking in technology, including an aluminum frame similar to the ZX ™-10R is that the curve at the top of the machine, holding it from above. The design allows a narrower mid-section, which increases the high level of rider comfort and feedback in addition to maintaining low weight and high rigidity chassis. The engine bolts to the frame firmly in three places, stressed-member style, and there is also a rubber mount at the rear crankcase area for added vibration damping and torsional stiffness. The main frame and swingarm pivot element is cast as a single unit, with welds eliminated wherever possible to look more aesthetically pleasing. And the subframe is lightweight aluminum die-casting, a light, delicate and beautiful.
Suspension at both ends is very modern and functional evil: a, fully adjustable inverted fork fat 41mm front and spring preload and rebound damping adjustable Uni-Trak ® shock behind which is mounted almost horizontally above the swingarm to protect from hot exhaust gases and grow the additional level of centralization of mass. The control wheel just incredible, and considerable feedback sent to the driver makes it easy to know exactly what happened to the bike’s contact patch.
There’s more, of course. Check out the five-spoke wheels with Z, with the radius of the machine near the rims for a custom look. We brought forward the theme of the quad-pipe last Z1000 (and the first Z-1), but under-engine pre-chamber muffler that enables engineers to use shorter time to look great and better mass centralization. A solid-mount handlebar and aluminum footpegs lifted from the Ninja ZX-10R ® contribute, feel the quality of top-shelf Z1000. Brakes? Truly modern: radial caliper mount, Ninja-spec 300mm petal-type rotor and radial pump master cylinder.
Equipped engine 1043 cc inline-four with DFI produces large amounts of torque. Lightweight aluminum frame specifically designed for the Z1000. Fully adjustable inverted front fork with a setting designed for sporty performance. And the rear monoshock Horizontal features stepless rebound damping and spring preload adjustment. Radial-mount four-piston front brake calipers and radial-pump front brake master cylinder combine with a 300mm disc to deliver superior braking power. Not to forget the digital instrument panel is angled to accommodate different points of view. And aggressive style make bold fashion statement.
Engine Four-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, four valves per cylinder, inline-four
Displacement 1043 cc
Bore x Stroke 77.0 x 56.0mm
Compression Ratio 11.8:1
Fuel System DFI® with four 38mm Keihin throttle bodies, oval sub-throttles
Ignition TCBI Digital Advance
Final Drive X-Ring Chain
Frame Type Aluminum Backbone
Rake/Trail 24.5 deg. / 4.1 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 Tire Size 120/70 ZR17
Rear Tire Size 190/50 ZR17
Wheelbase 56.7 in.
Front Brakes Dual 300mm petal-type rotors with radial-mount four-piston calipers
Rear Brakes Single 250mm petal-type rotor with single-piston caliper
Fuel Capacity 4.0 gal.
Seat Height 32.1 in.
Overall Length 82.5 in.
Overall Width 31.7 in.
Overall Height 42.7 in.
Color Choices TBD
Warranty 12 months
Good Times™ Protection Plan 12, 24, 36 or 48 months
via : totalmotorcycle