2014 Kawasaki Z1000 Review Superbike

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2014 Kawasaki Z1000

The 2014 Kawasaki Z1000 some major changes in the department, as well as all the parts to take it to the competition.

We have a in the office for what happens a manufacturer does as little as to a motorbike for it to be classed as an upgrade. stands for Bold New Graphics and is, a set of new stickers that are slapped up the of last year’s bike in an to lure you into showrooms. not that we don’t understand the pressure that’s currently manufacturers to make sure staff are turning unused off and not stealing the company toilet it’s more the furore and blowing that surrounds a small effort.

Do you feel the to email your mates changing your profile pic on Unless you’ve had facial surgery and changed your by deed pole to Spartacus you just change it and crack on. The Kawasaki Z1000 is the polar to BNG.

The 2014 Kawasaki likes doing this,

Off the back of the recent addition of the to Kawasaki’s line up, they’ve a clever clean sheet job on the new 1000. Retaining the best from the outgoing version, better component parts other bikes in their and upping build quality to an high and very welcome

Sugomi is the philosophy that the was based around. Sugomi both design and engineering, them together to enhance ownership experience. Now, you start wondering what the I’m banging on about. Consider Whenever an Italian bike out, it’s inevitable you’ll read about emotion and all the other things girls like.

The Japanese have always regarded as clinically efficient and faced when it comes to products. Devoid of emotion, the Italians, they need an a code to work to that exactly why they’re doing they doing. That’s Sugomi is.

I see it as the flow diagram for thinking and it’s about as and passionate as you’re ever to get from these boys.

looks from ability, address the design elements of bike. It’s clear the front that this been thrown together old ZX-10 headlights and a cast off screen. LED headlights sit low and the surrounding carries an angry frown.

The front end is sure to divide mine was swayed in a good way the I saw it in the flesh. The profile of the tank to flow in both directions, with the angular front and the skinny rear. Kawasaki done a sweet job of changing the on the pillion seat, until you it you’ll think that already a seat cowl on it. one of a host of changes, all considered and all much welcome.

On the side this bike says a lot its rider as well as itself and I that the Z1000 is the boldest and design we’ve seen on a … bike since the B-King. Kawasaki hinted this design could be adopted into other in their range, who wouldn’t to see a ZX-10R with these design elements?

One final point for me in the looks department is the to drop some of the Z shapes Kawasaki worked into the on the Z800. I can remember liking at the time, but after seeing bike and how much more the design team has been it, I think the overall look is far classy and appealing here, on the 800 version.

Brakes and suspension are matched on the Z1000

Nestled neatly the angry face is a pair of re-valved Big Piston Forks. the Separate Function version as in the current ZX-6R and over the of days that I spent round Southern Spain were faultless.  At one end was a grinning at the other a pair of ABS friendly Tokico calipers.

The performance which was perfectly balanced the suspension (unlike the grinning and the promise of super strong braking in the press presentation was delivered with time time consistency. I spent time riding the ABS version and that the lever felt in comparison to the non-ABS variant.

The was no different, but I left thinking I’d leave ABS on the table if it was at the cost of lovely feeling the regular have. Though there’s change in the frame, the shock at the end has new damping settings (spring remains unchanged) and revised ratios to help sharpen up. The riding position has changed allowing you to tuck into the

Though the tank size has to 17 litres, the seat height has lowered a tiny amount to and ensure the reach for the ground is the same as the old model. ZX-10R foot pegs have added, the knurled profile of is perfect for digging your into. Up top, a set of fat bars are mounted and offer leverage in

I’d want to bend them slightly to suit me perfectly, as I found my diddy wrists rather than straight.

Is the best handling Kawasaki Z

The 1043cc motor has been reworked. The focus is on improving feeling of big torque and instant that the current Z thou ECU upgrades, uniform intake and downdraft throttle bodies all a part in offering up 140bhp at and 82ft-lbs of torque at 7,500rpm.

not vastly different to last the combined changes in addition to the tooth on the rear sprocket a bike that comes from as little as 2k rpm, in top gear. I’ve written about other bikes, but I remember the last time I a big bike so slowly in top gear and feel like I was riding a cobbled street when gas on.

If your ride is predominantly based, you’ll quickly get to snicking into top and rolling on that fat, usable of torque. If your ride is one involves motorways and prolonged at a high constant speed, find yourself searching for gear when you’ve hit top.

Don’t get me wrong, the doesn’t run out of puff until tapping on 150mph, I just that the cruising speed I was at on fast straight roads to be one that made the bike a little bit short of gear. a different experience at the same on the SX and the outgoing Z and you’ll know what I mean once had a ride.

Often with big bore I find the motor is the overriding Suspension, brakes and handling all their best, but failing to hit the notes that the engine is of. This new Z is so much more in that respect.

Those new and brakes are capable not only of the kind of performance that second and third gear across unknown Spanish park twisters, they’re capable of keeping that in check and that alone is of high praise. When I’m out on a on unknown roads and the pace is than it should be, I find I with other riders by later than usual and the most of the corners, rather setting fire to the throttle on the and wobbling everywhere else.

a riding style that necessarily suit the virtues of the Z1000. It suited this perfectly and the bike and I got into a rhythm. Strangely, I didn’t the lack of traction control to be an even thought I thought I The brakes and suspension really each other, even I ran too deep into a blind gear right and had to leave the ABS) brake on for longer I’d planned they held my without fuss or consequence.

The run to the hotel at the end of the first day was a fast The group scattered itself an incredibly fast and open of road that lasted for twenty miles. Three of us in and went looking for rev limters, looking I found the bike was to smash gaping holes in the traffic.

The leverage that on unknown roads is still at high speed and the bike barely a touch to get it to change I did think that I’d probably things up a tiny bit if I were to that fast on regular everyday, but like I said, the was go to … fast and not the kind of that you can get away with all the It reminded me to mention the great about adjustable suspension is you can do exactly that.

The adjusters aren’t just for and it’s completely logical you’d set the thing up to suit the of ride you want. Off the shelf, I’d the Z1000 as the firm side of and wouldn’t change a thing for the of riding I do everyday. If I could add it’d be a gear indicator.

It change my enjoyment of the bike in any I’m just the kind of rider likes to know.

Is this the new of Kawasaki?

Is this the best Z I’ve ever ridden? without a doubt. The dynamic combined with that new face help it feel sharper than the outgoing I think 2014 will be the year to be top dog in the … big bike The new BMW S1000, the upgraded Aprilia and the KTM SuperDuke are going to be tough to

If Kawasaki hadn’t upgraded the bike, it would have left for …. With new model, I genuinely think it has the and the performance to go toe-to-toe with else out there.

Kawasaki the overall feel of the bike to a about to …. I immediately of … Panther aftershave and Ron The new Kawasaki Z1000, 60 per cent of the its wheelying most of the time.

Ride one, you’ll it.

Words: @Johnatsuperbike Images: Red

Kawasaki Spartacus


Type: 1043cc, inline four, DOHC 16

Bore x Stroke 77.0 x mm

Compression Ratio: 11.8:1

system: Fuel injection: φ38 mm x 4 with oval sub-throttles

six speed, wet clutch.

Final chain


Frame: tube aluminium

Front 41mm inverted fork stepless compression and rebound and spring preload adjustability

Suspension: horizontal back gas charged with stepless damping and preload adjustability

(F) dual semi floating discs, radial mount 4-piston calipers  (R) single disc, single piston (ABS available)

Tyres: (F) (R) 190/50ZR17


Wheelbase 1435mm

Head angle (B) :  degrees

Trail (E).

Seat height (C).

Weight (claimed, full load, ready to ride). (221kg ABS)

Fuel (D). 17 litres

Kawasaki Spartacus
Kawasaki Spartacus
Kawasaki Spartacus
Kawasaki Spartacus
Kawasaki Spartacus
Kawasaki Spartacus


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