2014 Kawasaki Z1000 – menacing Sugomi design

Z1000-2014-004Kawasaki Z1000 has finally shows up officially after numerous leaks about the image on the Internet. It has been revealed in EICMA, Italy which shows a new design direction, this time based on Sugomi design.

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It looks like a beast ready to jumps on its prey even the bike is standing still. The headlights are the one most talked about since it looks ‘different’. It might be a design that we all needs time to take used of it.
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The side profile looks stubby with that big engine on the center. The inline-4 engine provides enough

2014 Kawasaki Z1000 Technical Specifications:

Engine Four-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, four valves per cylinder, inline-four
Displacement 1,043cc
Bore x Stroke 77.0 x 56.0mm
Compression Ratio 11.8:1
Fuel System DFI® with four 38mm Keihin throttle bodies, oval sub-throttles
Ignition TCBI with digital advance
Transmission Six-Speed
Final Drive X-Ring Chain
Rake/Trail 24.5 degrees / 4.0 in.
Frame Type Aluminum Backbone
Front Tire Size 120/70 ZR17
Rear Tire Size 190/50 ZR17
Wheelbase 56.5 in.
Front Suspension / Wheel Travel 41 mm inverted SFF-BP fork with stepless compression and rebound damping and spring preload adjustability / 4.7 in.
Rear Suspension/Wheel Travel Horizontal monoshock with stepless rebound damping, remotely adjustable spring preload / 4.8 in.
Front brakes Dual 310mm petal-type rotors with radial-mount four-piston monobloc calipers and ABS
Rear brakes Single 250mm petal-type rotor with single-piston caliper and ABS
Fuel Capacity 4.5 gal.
Seat Height 32.1 in.
Curb Weight 487.3 lbs.
Overall Length 80.5 in.
Overall Width 31.1 in.
Overall Height 41.5 in.
Color(s) Golden Blazed Green / Metallic Graphite Gray

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