New 2014 Kawasaki Z1000 India price could be around INR 12.5 lakhs. Pre-bookings commence

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We reported in detail when it emerged that the new Z1000 is headed to India in December. Now, it has emerged that the pre-bookings for the bike have commenced and the bike can be booked for a sum of INR 5 lakhs. Distributors of Kawasaki bikes in India report that the Z1000 would have a price of around INR 12.5 lakhs.

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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 142ps@10,000 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.

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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?

2014 KAWASAKI Z1000 SPECIFICATIONS

Engine typeLiquid-cooled, 4-stroke In-Line Four
 Displacement1,043 cm3
 Bore x stroke77.0 x 56.0 mm
 Compression ratio11.8:1
Maximum power142 PS @ 10000 rpm
 Maximum torque111 Nm @ 7300 rpm
 Valve/Induction systemDOHC, 16 valves
 Fuel systemFuel injection: 38 mm x 4 (Keihin) with oval sub-throttles
 IgnitionDigital
 StartingElectric
 LubricationForced lubrication, wet sump
 Transmission6-speed, return
 Final DriveSealed chain
 ClutchWet multi-disc, manual
Frame typeTwin-tube, aluminium
 Rake/Trail24.5 degrees / 101 mm
 Wheel travel, front120 mm
 Wheel travel, rear122 mm
 Tyre, front120/70ZR17M/C (58W)
 Tyre, rear190/50ZR17M/C (73W)
 Steering angle, left / right29 / 29 degrees
Suspension, front41 mm inverted fork with stepless compression and rebound damping and spring preload adjustability
 Suspension, rearHorizontal Back-link, gas-charged, with stepless rebound damping and preload adjustability
Brakes, frontDual semi-floating 310 mm petal discs; Caliper: Dual radial-mount, monobloc, opposed 4-piston
 Brakes, rearSingle 250 mm petal disc ; Caliper: Single-piston
Dimensions (L x W x H)2,045 x 790 x 1,055 mm
 Wheelbase1,435 mm
 Ground Clearance125 mm
 Seat height815 mm
Fuel capacity17 litres
 Curb Mass220 kg / 221 kg (ABS)
Colour choicesGolden Blazed Green / Metallic Graphite Gray
MSRPUS$ 11,999

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