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First Ride: 2014 Z1000 ABS

By Paul Carruthers | 9:03 AM

One online Japanese-English gives three meanings to the Sugomi: dreadfulness, ghastliness and The Japanese Culture Club, says it means intimidation. guessing Kawasaki is shooting for the when it boasts about its Kawasaki Z1000’s “sugomi

While some may find the incarnation of the Z1000’s styling to be ghastly or even dreadful, the of those in the market for a … will likely find it spot-on.

Though the new Z1 doesn’t feature a redesign, it gets enough to warrant talking about and let us loose on the new bike recently in the it is most suited for: cruising and canyon carving. And it did fine in both, thank you much.

So what’s changed last year’s Z1000?

For the powerplant. Still 1043cc, the version has undergone some to make it perkier. The intake cam has been changed to boost the fuel-injection system has been to make the throttle response and the gearing has been changed (a sixth gear for highway

The new Z1000 also sounds a bit – thanks to airbox, velocity and air filter changes. Additionally, the exhaust itself now features tubes (between one and four and two and that are larger – and oval. As for the exhaust system now features a finish.

Okay, not huge but enough to make a difference. is immediate on the new Z1000 and – at the risk of redundant — you notice it… away. We did on our urban night through Hollywood as we hammered light to light – right in the zone Kawasaki aimed at making the changes to the Z1000.

The bike has plenty of punch to you on your toes.

The day after our ride on the new Kawasaki, we headed out the canyons to test it at higher Again, it does the job. It definitely doesn’t leave you for more power, but it’s that torque off the bottom you notice most.

The new Z1000 doesn’t have a clutch, but it wasn’t something I when riding the bike. In the transmission is about perfect… the fall nicely into and it’s always a pleasure to a streetbike that makes it to find neutral.

Not much was to the chassis of his year’s Z1000. still the same aluminum unit as before, but with a compact subframe (mainly to go the new styling of the bike). The bike is short with its 56.5-inch but it’s not squirrely – even at

The chassis is well sorted so weren’t needed.

The big change to the handling for 2014 comes via the fork. That’s where went big – as in Big Piston. Big Piston and SFF Function Fork).

The bike the latest and greatest Showa, a that features springs in sides (the damping is in the tube, with pre-load set via the tube).

The new fork works as it It lets you hammer the brakes corners with its smooth and action and it soaked up every our canyon ride threw at it.

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