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2017 Kawasaki Z1000R ABS
2017 Kawasaki Z1000R ABS

2017 Kawasaki Z1000R ABS
2017 Kawasaki Z1000R ABS

2017 Kawasaki Z1000R ABS
2017 Kawasaki Z1000R ABS

2017 Kawasaki Z1000R ABS
2017 Kawasaki Z1000R ABS

2017 Kawasaki Z1000R ABS
2017 Kawasaki Z1000R ABS

2017 Kawasaki Z1000R ABS Review

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Kawasaki introduces new Z1000 R Edition for 2017.

The Z1000 was conceived in complete design freedom for a completely unique experience. Each part of the Z1000 was meticulously designed with a dual role in mind: individual functionality and realization of a condensed mass-forward image for a truly unique riding experience.

Sculpted bodywork brings the aggressive and unique sugomi inspired Z design to the next level, stripping off all unnecessary flourishes to boldly highlight brutal functionality. Enhancing the riding impact, the new engine and chassis settings deliver a stiffer, more direct ride transforming the Z1000 into the market’s most radical Supernaked.



2017 Kawasaki Z1000R ABS Key Features

Öhlins Rear Suspension

Complementing the enhanced braking performance of the Brembo brakes, high-quality Öhlins rear suspension offers both increased ride comfort and the pride in ownership that comes from the knowledge that your machine is equipped with top-shelf components.

Brembo Brake Components

To bring the already formidable braking performance of the Z1000 to the next level, high-spec brake components like those found on the Ninja H2R were implemented. The Brembo components featured are the best available for a massproduction model. The highprecision operation delivers brake force linearly, contributing to superb controllability.

R Edition Styling

Special graphics include a vivid yellow-green accent that contrasts with the bike’s
otherwise dark colouring. Special tank pads with R Edition graphics are standard
equipment. Special frame pads with graphics add to the design.

Embossed seat material

Seat is embossed with “Z” mark further distinguishing the bike from the standard model.


2017 Kawasaki Z1000R ABS Features and Benefits

With its unique Sugomi design philosophy and a reputation for being among the most authentic Supernaked machines currently available, the standard Z1000 has just been joined for 2017 by the stunning Z1000 R Edition.

Fully Euro4 compliant and sacrificing none of the power and performance of previous models, the Z1000 R Edition takes the combination of aggressive styling and incredible rider-focussed Kawasaki engineering to another level.

Equipped with braking and suspension components of the highest order, the R Edition has an evocative, menacing Metallic Spark Black and Metallic Graphite Grey colour scheme that is underpinned by a special graphic package complete with yellow-green accents, seat material embossed with the Z logo and further individual touches adding to an incredible visual appearance.

Catching the eye too are 310mm Brembo floating front disc rotors with lateral grooves for heat dissipation acted on by state-of-the-art Brembo M50 calipers supplied by stainless steel braided brake lines.

Handling care of an Öhlins S46DR1S rear shock is made easily adjustable thanks to a remote pre-load adjuster. Combined with revised front fork settings and a modified rear suspension linkage ratio, the handling of the Z1000 R Edition is both more refined and responsive.

In terms of electronics, revised ECU settings account for smoother power delivery while a digital gear position indicator is augmented by and an adjustable shift-up light which illuminates the rev counter display as the desired ratio change speed is achieved.

Already a highly respected and inviting machine, the announcement of the Z1000 R Edition will delight those fans of naked streetfighter class machines that like their ride to be refined yet raw.

Pricing is due to be announced at Motorcycle Live – where visitors will be able to see the bikes for the first time in the UK. Early customer orders could be delivered as early as January 2017.

The standard 2017 Z1000 will be available in two new colours: Metallic Spark Black and Golden Blazed Green as well as Candy Burnt Orange and Flat Ebony.



2017 Kawasaki Z1000R ABS - USA Specifications/Technical Details



2017 Kawasaki Z1000R ABS - Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $14499 CAD

Displacement 1,043cc
Type 4-stroke, In-Line Four
Bore and stroke 77.0 x 56.0 mm
Cooling Liquid
Compression ratio 11.8:1
Valve system DOHC, 16 valves (4 valves per cylinder)
Fuel system Digital fuel injection with four 38 mm Keihin with oval sub-throttles
Ignition Digital
Lubrication Forced lubrication (wet sump)
Front: type Dual semi-floating 310 mm Brembo discs
Front: calipers Dual radial-mount, Brembo M50 monobloc, opposed 4-piston
Rear: type Single 250 mm petal disc
Rear: calipers Single-piston caliper
Overall length 2,045 mm
Overall width 790mm
Overall height 1,055 mm (41.5 in)
Wheelbase 1,435 mm (56.5 in.)
Ground clearance 125 mm (4.9 in.)
Seat height 815 mm (32.1 in.)
Curb mass** 220kg
Fuel capacity 17 litres
Transmission 6-speed, return
Final drive Sealed Chain
Primary reduction ratio 1.627 (83/51)
Gear ratio: 1st 2.600 (39/15)
Gear ratio: 2nd 1.950 (39/20)
Gear ratio: 3rd 1.600 (24/15)
Gear ratio: 4th 1.389 (25/18)
Gear ratio: 5th 1.238 (26/21)
Gear ratio: 6th 1.107 (31/28)
Final reduction ratio 2.867 (43/15)
Clutch Wet multi-disc, manual
Type Aluminium twin-tube
Wheel travel: front 120 mm (4.7 in.)
Tire: front 120/70-ZR17
Wheel travel: rear 131 mm
Tire: rear 190/50-ZR17
Caster (rake) 24.5°
Trail 101 mm
Steering angle (left/right) 29° / 29°
Maximum Power‡ 105 kW {143 PS} @ 10,000 rpm
Maximum Torque‡ 111 N.m {11.3 kgf.m} @ 7,300 rpm
Suspension, front 41 mm inverted fork with stepless compression and rebound damping and spring preload adjustability
Suspension, rear Horizontal Back-link, gas-charged, with stepless rebound damping and spring preload adjustability
Warranty 12 months warranty




2017 Kawasaki Z1000R ABS - European Specifications/Technical Details
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £TBA GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)

Engine type
Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke In-Line Four
1,043 cm³
Bore x stroke
77 x 56 mm
Compression ratio
Valve system
DOHC, 16 valves
Fuel system
Fuel injection: Ø38 mm x 4 (Keihin) with oval sub-throttles
Starting System
Forced lubrication, wet sump
Brakes & Suspension
Brakes, front
Dual semi-floating 310 mm Brembo discs. Caliper: Dual radial-mount, Brembo M50 monobloc, opposed 4-piston.
Brakes, rear
Single 250 mm disc. Caliper: Single-piston
Suspension, front
41 mm inverted fork with top-out springs, stepless compression and rebound damping and spring preload adjustability
Suspension, rear
Horizontal Back-link, Öhlins S46DR1S gas-charged shock with rebound damping and remote preload adjustability.
Performance & Transmission
Maximum power
104.5 kW {142 PS} / 10,000 rpm
Maximum torque
111 Nom {11.3 kgfom} / 7,300 rpm
Final drive
Sealed chain
Primary Reduction Ratio
1.627 (83/51)
Gear Ratios 1st
2.600 (39/15)
Gear Ratios 2nd
1.950 (39/20)
Gear Ratios 3rd
1.600 (24/15)
Gear Ratios 4th
1.389 (25/18)
Gear Ratios 5th
1.238 (26/21)
Gear Ratios 6th
1.107 (31/28)
Final reduction ratio
2.867 (43/15)
Wet multi-disc, manual
Frame & Dimensions
Frame type
Twin-tube, aluminium
101 mm
Wheel travel front
120 mm
Wheel travel rear
131 mm
Tyre, front
120/70ZR17M/C (58W)
Tyre, rear
190/50ZR17M/C (73W)
Steering angle, left / right
29o / 29o
L x W x H
2,045 x 790 x 1,055 mm
1,435 mm
Ground clearance
125 mm
Fuel capacity
17 litres
Seat height
815 mm
Curb mass
221 kg

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