2014 Kawasaki Z (1000) teaser with stills – Kawasaki Z1000 Forum: Kawasaki…

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Kawasaki Z 1000

Looks like it’s going to have 4 headlights (possibly led), the tail looks very pointy (possibly a double Z tail-light a la Z800?). Fork covers also appear to be gone. It’ll also possibly have power modes, TC, and ABS like the Ninja 1000. Really, I’m seeing hints of a lot of Z800 inspired stying changes. The double sided dual exhaust points to this being the new Z1000 and not a Z800 or variant.

What I would like to see is the ability to mount hard luggage like the new Ninja 1000, but I’ve seen no hints of that; although it would be a good marketing move.

What does everyone else think?

Here’s the render for the 2014 Z1000 I pulled from a digital version of motorcyclist:

I don’t think it’s very accurate other than the fact the fork covers are gone and the headlight is narrow. The artist rendition makes the radiator look about double what you’d expect, and you can already see that in the teaser trailer the lower fairing will be connected in front of the exhaust header. Also it’ll almost definitely have the monoblock type front calipers like the 2014 Ninja 1000.

10/1 *NEW* Teaser picture(s):

More high detail closeups of different areas of the picture can be found here:

MY Last render

Leaked photo (I enhanced this a bit)

and of course, my render. (work in progress, the real pics will probably be out before I have time to finish):

• new intake cams, revised velocity stacks and more aggressive ECU settings for improved throttle response and more bottom-to-midrange power.

• aluminum handlebar

Engine: Four-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, four valves per cylinder, inline-four

Displacement: 1,043cc

Bore x stroke: 77.0 x 56.0mm

Fuel injection: DFI® with four 38mm Keihin throttle bodies, oval sub-throttles

Ignition: TCBI with digital advance

Transmission: Six-speed

Final drive: X-ring chain

Rake / trail: 24.5 degrees / 4.0 in.

Kawasaki Z 1000

Frame type: Aluminum Backbone

Front tire: 120/70 ZR17

Rear tire: 190/50 ZR17

Wheelbase: 56.5 in.

Front suspension / wheel travel: 41 mm inverted SFF-BP fork with stepless compression and rebound damping and spring preload adjustability / 4.7 in.

Rear suspension / wheel travel: Horizontal monoshock with stepless rebound damping, remotely adjustable spring preload / 4.8 in.

Front brakes: Dual 310mm petal-type rotors with radial-mount four-piston monobloc calipers and ABS


Rear brake: Single 250mm petal-type rotor with single-piston caliper and ABS

Overall length: 80.5 in.

Overall width: 31.1 in.

Overall height: 41.5 in.

Kawasaki Z 1000
Kawasaki Z 1000

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