Kawasaki Z1000SX

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Kawasaki Z 1000 SX

Kawasaki Z1000SX

The Kawasaki is presented as a Sports Touring with some attitude in for good measure. Well, it that and some spirited drags as well. In this the new Z is given a half-fairing and some new panels.

The handlebars are higher, for a more relaxed seating


The engine is hailed as new” but feels very like the old trusty liquid-cooled now up to 1043cc tuned for mid-range in this guise. The compact DOHC motor performs and has just the right amount of to pass those slow-moving cars on Joburg’s roads. out a decent 101.5kW, the motor is inspiring with very to fault it – it performs as is to be expected a middle-of-the-range bike – no frills but of thrills. The Keihin electronic injection supplies unleaded smoothly, with no perceivable lag or any unlike some earlier which were a bit jerky pulling away. (The old Z suffered from this which Kawasaki seems to sorted out now.)

Style, instruments and equipment

The styling retains the traditional lines and the lean, green that I tested certainly sporty, attracting looks many passers-by. The digital displays were slightly to read in bright sunlight and adjustment for daytime riding. At the soft blue glow is on the eyes.

The wavy brake disks bring the bike to an effortless are now standard features on this The brake lever gives tactile feedback and suffered no over the 400km that I on it.

The bike performs well, a sweet spot around The unofficial cruising speed of is comfortable with little to no At higher speeds the wind is more noticeable. [ Remember this Kawa has an adjustable … ed .] This bike is no slouch and keep up with most bikes, but prefers being within the limits of a touring/cruising – in other words, not at breakneck all the time!

The slightly larger than 19-litre tank adds but also gives that extra range for longer

Ride and Handling

The Kawasaki is a big and you feel as if you are seated on top of it. The ride could be a problem for shorter but this is adjustable. Handling was perfect and the bike can be tossed the twisty bits without any I would even go as far as to say that bike would make a decent B-class track with excellent cornering

The Kawa felt plush on the Gauteng roads, easily up the less than perfect conditions. The bike’s front and suspension is adjustable.


This bike is a bit of a and Hyde character – two personalities in one A passive commuter bike the week, it will transform a countryside twisty road-eating at weekends. This is a no-frills, bike and will fill the of the old Z1000 perfectly, without any gadgetry (like TC or rain-mode

I didn’t like the ugly pipes and would change for a decent set of Yoshimuras or Akrapovics.

and rating

Kawasaki’s motto applies – Let the times roll! Tickles my and pushes the right buttons on the – a solid 8/10


Triumph Tiger 1050, CB1000R, KTM RC8 and 990 Super Duke, BMW and R1200R, Suzuki GXSR

Specifications for Kawasaki Z1000SX model)

Engine   1000cc, liquid-cooled, fuel-injected in-line

Kawasaki Z 1000 SX

Gearbox   six-speed, chain

Power   101.5kW@9600r/min


Weight   228kg (wet and

Seat height   820mm

capacity   19 litres

Fuel   6.3 litres/100km

Tank range   275km

Warranty and servicing   Two years km warranty; two years AA roadside Service every 6000km

  The current price of the Z100SX is 995. It was reduced from in August 2012

Ridden by   April 2012

Review by Mukuddem

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