2014 Kawasaki Z1000 ABS

There aren’t many entrants in the naked Streetfighter class of motorcycles, and the only current player from the Japanese contingent has been the Z1000. The Z last underwent a facelift in 2010, and since then sales have been tapering off. For 2014, the Z1000 has once again been reborn, and the new bike is quite stunning.

Key features of the new Z10002014 Kawasaki Z1000

  • Aggressive “Sugomi” styling
  • New multi-adjustable Showa big piston forks
  • New Monobloc front brake calipers. These calipers minimize flex as they are milled from a solid billet
  • Standard ABS (Anti Lock Brakes)
  • Shorter gearing for increased acceleration
  • Taller 6th gear for increased comfort and efficiency at highway speeds
  • New intake cams and revised ECU settings which increase power and throttle response
  • Addition of a second engine counterbalancer to further decrease vibration
  • A catalyst is built in to the exhaust system to minimize emissions
  • Fuel tank capacity has been increased to 4.5 gallons
  • An upright seating position for rider comfort
  • Fully digital instrumentation

The new Z1000 will be available in late November, 2013 in one of two color schemes (golden blazed green or metallic graphite gray).  It’s a sexy new bike and we can’t wait to get our hands on one.




EngineFour-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, four valves per cylinder, inline-four
Bore x Stroke77.0 x 56.0mm
Compression Ratio11.8:1
Fuel SystemDFI® with four 38mm Keihin throttle bodies, oval sub-throttles
IgnitionTCBI with digital advance
Final DriveX-Ring Chain
Rake/Trail24.5 degrees / 4.0 in.
Frame TypeAluminum Backbone
Front Tire Size120/70 ZR17
Rear Tire Size190/50 ZR17
Wheelbase56.5 in.
Front Suspension / Wheel Travel41 mm inverted SFF-BP fork with stepless compression and rebound damping and spring preload adjustability / 4.7 in.
Rear Suspension/Wheel TravelHorizontal monoshock with stepless rebound damping, remotely adjustable spring preload / 4.8 in.
Front brakesDual 310mm petal-type rotors with radial-mount four-piston monobloc calipers and ABS
Rear brakesSingle 250mm petal-type rotor with single-piston caliper and ABS
Fuel Capacity4.5 gal.
Seat Height32.1 in.
Curb Weight487.3 lbs.
Overall Length80.5 in.
Overall Width31.1 in.
Overall Height41.5 in.
Color(s)Golden Blazed Green / Metallic Graphite Gray
Warranty12 months