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2014 Kawasaki Z1000 MD First Ride

The 2014 Z1000 ABS has been dramatically Kawasaki says it features or “the intense aura or given off by a person or thing of Whether you like it or not, the is unique and bold. From a perspective, the front headlight is so low that the bike seems to in front of you from the saddle about that later).

from the styling, there are functional changes to the engine and that we found to be improvements our first test in and around the Los area last week. claims the already powerful cc inline-four DOHC, fuel engine makes more and torque this year ever before … virtually in the rev range. To achieve this, made a number of changes.

include new cams, breathing between cylinders to reduce losses, revised ECU settings, velocity stacks, higher air filter, changes to the exhaust and even shorter final gearing (coupled with a sixth gear).

The fuel tank is larger year (4.5 gallons) and the pump incorporates a more fuel level sensor.

Up Kawasaki surprised us with a high quality Showa Function, Big Piston fork, is about as good as it gets on a bike these days. In our these forks are very (very low stiction) and very to damping adjustments. The right tube handles compression and damping adjustments, while preload adjustments are made on the All fork adjustments are stepless.

The shock (adjustable for preload and gets revised damping and a more progressive linkage.

to the new Ninja 1000. the Z1000 stiff, new monobloc front calipers with differentiated diameters (four pistons per The front rotors are big 310 mm units. The brake is a single 250 mm rotor a lightweight, single piston

New wheels cut more than pounds of unsprung weight, and newly developed Dunlop tires.

A new, lighter subframe eliminates the need for covers and narrows the width of the between the riders legs.

The position is slightly more for 2014, with the rider more forward and the seat lower, placing the rider to the center of gravity. The ergonomics are by a new, high quality handlebar with a different

The new instrument pod floats above the (which you do not see from the cockpit at and features clock, trip fuel gauge and mpg indicator as as a unique tachometer that riding rpm levels (4000 rpm and in a white bar graph that horizontally across the instrument

The front end also includes new designed to improve the view the rider’s elbows and a new four (two low beam and two high LED headlight.

After meeting Kawasaki in an alleyway near downtown for a catered dinner, featuring a artist that created a from scratch in 60 minutes (a scene featuring the Z1000), we led into a separate room a curvaceous young brunette on top of, and around, the new Z1000 motorcycle. several minutes, many of the journalists actually looked at the new rather than the model.

A tech presentation was followed by an ride through L.A. and the day featured a much higher romp over Angeles Highway.

We were very with our ride on the new Z1000. The are comfortable and functional, and the new engine was lively, but very smooth and response from the fuel is as close to perfect as you can get, a far cry fuel injected bikes of a few years ago.

Opening a completely closed resulted in a seamless transition, the bike was pointed in a straight or being lifted off its side out of a

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Engine response is quick, and with light, nimble the new Z1000 seems to belie its engine (and associated inertia). The bike is very to ride and confidence inspiring, me somewhat of the sublime handling of the Honda CB1000R … we a few years ago.

Totally to that Honda, however, is the performance of the new Z1000, which stomp the CB1000R. This is fast!  It will pull out of corners from as low as 5,000 rpm and rip through the tachometer to roughly rpm. A huge plateau of and rising horsepower.

Last bike made close to 125 hp at the wheel, and we wouldn’t be surprised if the new is edging toward 130. We try to confirm this when we get a unit later.

Although we were very with the new Ninja 1000 the Z1000 handles even Although it shares the same geometry as the Ninja, it has a slighly wheelbase, much higher fork, and different tires undoubtedly have a significantly profile (they roll much more easily), as as phenomenal side grip and  We were hugely impressed the Dunlop D214 tires for this bike (190/50 and 120/70 front).

The … is also 22 pounds lighter the Ninja with a claimed wet of 487 pounds.

Kawasaki got the details as well, with powerful, brakes and a sure-shifting six-speed In keeping with the “sugomi” the suspension is tuned for aggressive Hard to fault anywhere 8-tenths riding, we did find a choppy ride on Southern freeways (known for their

We didn’t have the opportunity our first ride, but we will try to this out (with damping when we get a longer-term test

Kawasaki is understandably proud of the of the Z1000, which we could not With high quality including an outstanding front and monoblock brakes, this is a lot of at an U.S. MSRP of $11,999. Europe is offering three new performance nakeds this they carry a higher tag, and it will be a rare who needs more performance the 2014 Z1000 ABS has to offer.

a look at Kawasaki’s web site for details and specifications.

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