The Kawasaki Z 1000 SX is equipped for model year 2014, with updates that emphasize the sporty character of touring, add to the modern technology and to further improve the practicality.
Among the most visible changes to the Kawasaki Z 1000 SX is one of the new optional luggage system in the vehicle color. Although it increases the overall width of the vehicle only to 925 mm, fits to manufacturer specifications in any of the cases with 28 liters in volume, a full-face helmet. In addition, you do not need additional Coffer more – thanks to “One key system” reaches the ignition key.
Furthermore, the Kawasaki Z 1000 SX receives the model year 2014, the proven Kawasaki Traction Control System (KTRC). The driver can choose from three control modes, depending on road conditions and weather conditions. In addition, two selectable power modes (full and low power) available that can be selected independently from KTRC. In addition, the engine has been modified in several respects, in order to further improve the response.
The chassis of the Kawasaki Z 1000 SX has been revised. The 41 mm upside-down forks from Showa received an unspecified executed by the manufacturer update. At the rear, an external handwheel now ensures that the spring base can be easily adjusted to higher payload or sportier driving style. When the radial front brake master cylinder with radial-mount monobloc calipers Tokico was combined. The manufacturer promises with regard to the brake petal design, “best braking performance on Super Sport Level.” ABS is of course standard equipment.
Modifications to the air box with new Cool Air system provide for an acoustic experience when accelerating and enhance the driving experience with the Z1000SX.
Yasushi Kawakami, Managing Director of Kawasaki Motors Europe, these updates commented as follows: “The Kawasaki Z 1000 SX has many fans in the sporting environment and the touring-oriented stock. With the numerous additional improvements, this bike will retain its leading role in the sports touring segment in the future.
Specifications Kawasaki Z 1000 SX
- Liquid-cooled, four-cylinder DOHC four-stroke engine, 4 valves per cylinder, regulated catalytic converter (Euro 3)
- Displacement: 1043 cc
- Bore x Stroke: 77 mm x 56 mm
- Compression ratio: 111.8: 1
- Rated power: 104.5 kW (142 hp) at 10.00/min
- Maximum torque: 111 Nm at 7300/min
- Fuel tank capacity: 19 liters
- Cable-actuated multi-plate wet clutch, 6-speed, O-ring chain
- Dimensions (LxWxH): 2105 mm x 1170 mm x 1230 mm
- Wheelbase: 1445 mm
- Steering head angle: 65.5 °
- Trail: 102 mm
- Seat Height: 820 mm
- Kerb weight: 231 kg