2014 Kawasaki Z1000 ABS First Ride — Motorcycle USA

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2014 Kawasaki Z1000 ABS Ride

Watch the 2014 Z1000 ABS First Ride and see if this updated streetfighter is a you can picture in your garage for the New

Kawasaki is hungry for a bigger of the streetfighter pie with its updated-for-2014 ABS ($11,999). By integrating the latest and brake technology with its Inline Four architecture and it in edgy, futuristic-looking body Kawasaki is convinced that steal sales from Euro brands. But will the work?

We spent a few hours the handlebar on the chaotic streets of Los to find out.

The new Z looks something out of a movie. A one-off meant to woo viewers into that they’re getting a of the future, now. Its body are sharp but minimal. So much so it was difficult to find a flat large enough to secure a camera.

From any angle Ninja looks downright with its quad LED-style and equally dramatic tail resembling a pair of brushed claws. The new headlamps perform too, offering a deeper, and brighter spread of light. in bright mode the pitch of the was a little high.

Fortunately its position can be adjusted with hand tools. Out the Kawi gets a tidy LED taillight that makes it out in traffic.


( Top ) The Kawasaki’s LED-style head beams are and offer a wide and far-reaching of light. ( Center ) The instrument is small and is mounted so low that hard to see without taking eyes off the road. ( Below ) The uses a set of racing-grade monobloc-style calipers sourced from They offer tremendous power and the safety of ABS.

h its Inline Four engine is exposed, the blacked-out cylinders a covert appearance much a burglar in the night. Other aesthetic touches are the patterned cover and rearview mirrors feature aluminum stalks.

A new compact instrument display operating parameters and its bright of colors is especially appealing at There’s also a fuel which keeps tabs on the 4.5-gallon tank along an instant mpg calculator and ECO-mode that lets you know at speed and engine rpm you’re optimum fuel mileage. The of the instrumentation, however, isn’t in the immediate field of view.

The Z1000’s cockpit and the way the rider with the controls have tweaked and now offer a more feel. Specifically, the handlebar is and closer to the rider. This to a riding position that is upright, only a hair aggressive.

This set-up smaller riders but remains for taller folks, too. The of the fuel tank as it tappers to the seat felt marginally which helps give the a skinnier profile. Its 32.1-inch height remains unchanged.

The of the footpegs facilitates a sporty and is similar in feel to Kawasaki’s sportbikes. Since it lacks a fairing there’s no wind

Twist the right grip and the engine feels peppier and to rev than before. This was by fitting a newly shaped cam and velocity stacks inside the The motor’s overall efficiency was with the addition of passageways the cylinders which reduce power losses.

The insides of the pipes were modified with larger tubes between one and four and two and as well as the removal of the right valve that was previously to help optimize the powerband and note.

Over the years the has developed a reputation for the character of its Not an easy thing to do considering the ordinary four-cylinder configuration. engineers figured out a way to plumb of that grin-inducing intake by adding two passages inside the

This makes the motor even more rambunctious full throttle acceleration. bottom to top the powerband is smooth and friendly, but still has that mid-range that we love. In top there is little engine at speeds below 75 mph, but get the spinning faster and vibes to creep through the handlebar.

ABS Suspension Settings

Preload: 5 (Turns in)

Compression: 4.5 out)

Kawasaki Z 750 ABS
Kawasaki Z 750 ABS

Rebound: 3

Preload: (Three threads showing)


Although Kawasaki claims it modify the cable-actuated clutch, the model felt like it less lever pull and we really liked its properly feel contrary to the flimsy-feeling used in the new 636-powered ZX-6R. it’s missing back function during deceleration we think it is a deal breaker. The has a precise engagement feel each of the six gears and neutral was a to find at a stop.

With the of a lighter aluminum subframe, sourced Showa fork, and brakes the chassis is unchanged. But not a bad thing. The new SFF-BP fork springs in each leg but only one cartridge (right leg). allows for faster and more response to road conditions.

is split between legs the left offering spring height and the right compression and damping. We were pleased the fork’s smooth and responsive even over rough

The front brake discs grown from 300mm to and are clamped by a pair of racing-grade four-piston calipers from The pinchers feature an embossed logo on each side and a strong and very rigid-feeling at the lever. Sensitivity is also well and since the Z has ABS you never to worry about the wheels if you grab too much brake.

the ABS isn’t designed to be disabled, by a quick burnout for about seconds you can get it to disengage and it will disabled until the ignition key is

With its short 56.5-inch the Z is highly maneuverable and offers a center of gravity. On the other the horizontally-mounted shock doesn’t the same supple feel bumps as the fork and didn’t completely planted at lean, It’s by no means bad, but an where the Z could stand to

No doubt the Z1000 is a nice featuring quite a number of for its $1500 price increase to the ’10 model. It looks rides easy and has plenty of and handling performance to have you underneath your helmet. And engineers have infused as character as they can into its Four, it’s still that edgy thrill at the heart of some of its chief

But if you can look past that and are reliable transportation that you can day in and day out then Kawasaki certainly the bill.

Kawasaki Z 750 ABS
Kawasaki Z 750 ABS
Kawasaki Z 750 ABS
Kawasaki Z 750 ABS
Kawasaki Z 750 ABS
Kawasaki Z 750 ABS

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