New 2014 Kawasaki Z1000 could be headed to India

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We reported in detail when the new 2014 Kawasaki Z1000 made its public debut earlier this month. Now, it is being said that there are good chances of the new Z1000 coming to India! Quite obviously, the Z1000 will be sold through Bajaj Auto Ltd, Kawasaki’s India distributor, in our country.

The new Z1000 looks even angrier and more ferocious and boasts of an even more ferocious performance to match the meaner looking bodywork.

Powering the new 2014 Kawasaki Z1000 is a revised version of the 1043cc DOHC liquid-cooled 16-valve inline 4 motor that powered the earlier iteration of this monster. For the 2014 model, the motor offers a higher max power of [email protected],000 rpm and produces a peak torque of 111 nm @ 7300 rpm, which is 500 revs lesser than the old model. The Z1000 features and additional airbox vents and new cylinder connecting passageways that aids in enhanced mid and high end performance. The tweaked ECU alongwith an updated cool air intake system that routes fresh air to the airbox via extra ducts at the front of the bike with a new non-woven air filter element providing better flow at high-RPM.

The new 2014 Z1000 is built around an advanced aluminum frame that looks similar to that of the Ninja ZX10R. The main frame and swingarm pivot pieces are cast as a single unit and this, eliminate the need of welds.

The bike gets new fully adjustable 41mm inverted SFF-BP (Separate Function Fork – Big Piston) front forks and a preload- and rebound-adjustable horizontal back-link monoshock at the rear. The mono is mounted almost horizontally above the swingarm. This has been done for optimal mass centralization and heat resistance. Braking is courtesy a 310mm twin petal discs at the front and a 250mm single petal disc at the rear. The bike comes equipped with ABS.

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Talking about the new bike’s styling, Kawasaki has said, “The “it” factor is hard to describe, but you always know it when you see it. Likewise, the new 2014 Kawasaki Z1000 has a hard-to-define “streetfighter” style that is impactful enough to ensure everyone knows they’re seeing something special.”

We so agree to all of the above!

We’re salivating at the prospect of having the new Z1000 coming to us! Are you?

Go to next page for 2014 Kawasaki Z1000 specifications

2014 KAWASAKI Z1000 SPECIFICATIONS

Engine type Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke In-Line Four
 Displacement 1,043 cm3
 Bore x stroke 77.0 x 56.0 mm
 Compression ratio 11.8:1
Maximum power 142 PS @ 10000 rpm
 Maximum torque 111 Nm @ 7300 rpm
 Valve/Induction system DOHC, 16 valves
 Fuel system Fuel injection: 38 mm x 4 (Keihin) with oval sub-throttles
 Ignition Digital
 Starting Electric
 Lubrication Forced lubrication, wet sump
 Transmission 6-speed, return
 Final Drive Sealed chain
 Clutch Wet multi-disc, manual
Frame type Twin-tube, aluminium
 Rake/Trail 24.5 degrees / 101 mm
 Wheel travel, front 120 mm
 Wheel travel, rear 122 mm
 Tyre, front 120/70ZR17M/C (58W)
 Tyre, rear 190/50ZR17M/C (73W)
 Steering angle, left / right 29 / 29 degrees
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 preload adjustability
Brakes, front Dual semi-floating 310 mm petal discs; Caliper: Dual radial-mount, monobloc, opposed 4-piston
 Brakes, rear Single 250 mm petal disc ; Caliper: Single-piston
Dimensions (L x W x H) 2,045 x 790 x 1,055 mm
 Wheelbase 1,435 mm
 Ground Clearance 125 mm
 Seat height 815 mm
Fuel capacity 17 litres
 Curb Mass 220 kg / 221 kg (ABS)
Colour choices Golden Blazed Green / Metallic Graphite Gray
MSRP US$ 11,999

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