2013 Kawasaki Z1000

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$9,499.00
Was $8,499.00


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Year
2013
Manufacturer
Kawasaki
Model
Z1000

Overview

Description

The Z1000 attracts riders with its muscular good looks and then seduces them with its incredible power and charismatic feel. Serious torque, comfortable ergonomics, and a mesmerizing aesthetic make for an unforgettable experience — one that makes it easy to see why Cycle World magazine named it the “Best Standard” motorcycle for two consecutive years.





Key Features

• 1,043cc inline-four with DFI® produces massive power with an intoxicating howl

• Lightweight aluminum frame specifically designed for the Z1000

• Fully adjustable inverted front fork with settings designed for sporty performance

• Horizontal rear monoshock features stepless rebound damping and spring preload adjustability

• Radial-mounted four-piston front brake calipers and radial-pump front brake master cylinder combine with 300mm discs to provide superior stopping power

• Digital instrument panel tilts to accommodate different viewing angles

• Aggressive styling makes a bold fashion statement





DOHC, 16-valve, 1,043cc Engine

• Liquid-cooled inline-four offers substantial power at all rpm levels, providing effortless acceleration in almost any situation

• Bore and stroke dimensions of 77.0 x 56.0mm offer the best possible balance of peak power and low and mid-range flexibility

• 38mm downdraft throttle bodies allow intake air to travel to the engine in the shortest possible distance

• Oval sub-throttles help keep the engine slim – a good thing since the throttle bodies are positioned between the rider’s knees

• Soft rev limiter provides good overrev character; power doesn’t drop off suddenly at high rpm

• The crankshaft is positioned low in the crankcase assembly to allow a longer stroke without adding engine height

• A secondary balancer, driven off a gear on the sixth web of the crankshaft, eliminates excess vibration





Cool Air System

• The intake system routes cool air to the airbox from ducts above the radiator shrouds, minimizing performance loss due to heated intake air

• Positioning the ducts close to the rider allows the intake sound to be heard – and enjoyed – by the rider

• A resonator inside the airbox reduces noise at low rpm, and enhances intake sound at high rpm





Exhaust System

• The exhaust system features a 4-into-2-pre-chamber-into-2 layout. Silencer end caps maintain the quad-style image

• Main and pre-catalyzers provide cleaner emissions

• Thanks to the under-engine pre-chamber, silencer volume is reduced, and silencer weight is low. Exhaust system offers excellent mass centralization and contributes to a low center of gravity





Fuel Tank

• Slim-type fuel pump features an integral fuel gauge

• Fuel tank design and slim-type fuel pump minimize unused volume inside the tank; fuel capacity is 4.0 gallons





Aluminum Backbone Frame

• Aluminum backbone frame designed specifically for the Z1000 (and similar in concept to the Ninja® ZX™-10R’s) helps make the bike narrow and easy to grip with the knees for maximum rider comfort and feedback

• Lightweight and highly rigid, the frame uses the engine as a stressed member for a firm, planted feeling and enhanced stability

• Frame is tuned to transmit the ideal level of engine feedback directly to the rider

• The frame’s five-piece construction consists of steering stem, left and right main frames, and two cross pieces. The two main frame components have open C-shaped cross sections

• As much as possible, welds were eliminated for simplicity and appearance. The frame beams and swingarm brackets are now single die-cast pieces

• The frame uses four engine mounts; three mounts are rigid, while the upper rear crankcase mount is rubber

• The rear sub-frame is a three-piece aluminum die-casting construction, which is light, strong and optimizes mass centralization

• The sub-frame is an example of form and function combined, negating the need for side covers and allowing underseat narrowness for a shorter reach to the ground





Horizontal Rear Monoshock

• Rear suspension design positions the shock unit and linkage above the swingarm where it’s less exposed to exhaust heat and contributes to mass centralization

• Visible from the outside, the horizontal monoshock contributes to the Z1000’s aggressive appearance

• Linkage characteristics are the same as those of a standard Uni-Trak® rear suspension: Wheel movement versus shock stroke is the same ratio

• The shock features stepless rebound damping and spring preload adjustability





Fully Adjustable Fork

• The Z1000’s 41mm inverted fork is adjustable for compression damping, rebound damping and spring preload – and is protected from harm by a cool-looking shroud

• Settings are designed for both sporty performance and excellent comfort





Handlebar, Grips and Footpegs

• The tubular handlebar is rigid mounted, contributing to sharp, direct handling

• A wide, flat bend handlebar offers a design similar to those on off-road bikes for excellent control

• Tapered-type grips, like those used on supersport models, offer a more direct feel

• Ninja ZX-10R-style footpegs with knurled surfaces offer good grip, direct feel and control, and no-nonsense looks

• The passenger footpeg brackets incorporate convenient luggage hooks





Brakes

• The Z1000’s 300mm front petal-style brake discs are gripped by opposed four-piston radial-mount calipers. (Caliper piston size is 4x30 mm)

• A radial-pump front brake master cylinder contributes to the superb control and feel offered by these high-end calipers

• The rear brake is a single-piston, pin-slide caliper gripping a 250mm petal-style disc. The caliper is mounted below the swingarm, and located by a torque rod





Instrumentation

• A distinctive tilting instrument panel with multifunction LCD display behind an orange lens covers all systems

Specifications
  • Engine: Four-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, four valves per cylinder, inline-four
  • Displacement: 1,043cc
  • Bore x Stroke: 77.0 x 56.0mm
  • Compression Ratio: 11.8:1
  • Fuel System: DFI® with four 38mm Keihin throttle bodies, oval sub-throttles
  • Ignition: TCBI with Digital Advance
  • Transmission: Six-Speed
  • Final Drive: X-Ring Chain
  • Rake/Trail: 24.5 deg. / 4.1 in.
  • Frame Type: Aluminum Backbone
  • Front Tire Size: 120/70 ZR17
  • Rear Tire Size: 190/50 ZR17
  • Wheelbase: 56.7 in.
  • Front Suspension / Wheel Travel: 41 mm inverted cartridge fork with stepless compression and rebound damping, adjustable spring preload / 4.7 in.
  • Rear Suspension/Wheel Travel: Horizontal monoshock with stepless rebound damping, adjustable spring preload / 5.4 in.
  • Front Brakes: Dual 300mm petal-type rotors with radial-mount four-piston calipers
  • Rear Brakes: Single 250mm petal-type rotor with single-piston caliper
  • Fuel Capacity: 4.0 gal.
  • Seat Height: 32.1 in.
  • Curb Weight: 481 lbs.
  • Overall Length: 82.5 in.
  • Overall Width: 31.7 in.
  • Overall Height: 42.7 in.
  • Color Choices: Golden Blazed Green/Metallic Spark Black
  • Warranty: 12 months
  • Good Times™ Protection Plan: 12, 24, 36 or 48 months

Specs

Engine

Engine Type
Four-stroke, DOHC, four valves per cylinder, inline-four
Displacement
1,043cc
Bore and Stroke
77.0 x 56.0mm
Cooling
Liquid
Compression Ratio
11.8:1
Fuel System
DFI® with four 38mm Keihin throttle bodies, oval sub-throttles
Ignition
TCBI with Digital Advance

Chassis

Front Suspension
41 mm inverted cartridge fork with stepless compression and rebound damping, adjustable spring preload / 4.7 in. travel
Rear Suspension
Horizontal monoshock with stepless rebound damping, adjustable spring preload / 5.4 in. travel
Front Brakes
Dual 300mm petal-type rotors with radial-mount four-piston calipers
Rear Brakes
Single 250mm petal-type rotor with single-piston caliper
Front Tire
120/70 ZR17
Rear Tire
190/50 ZR17

Dimensions

Wheelbase
56.7 in.
Seat Height
32.1 in.
Rake
24.5 deg.
Trail
4.1 in.
Fuel Capacity
4.0 gal.
Dry Weight
Curb Weight: 481 lb.

Transmission

Transmission
Six-Speed
Final Drive
X-Ring Chain

General

Colors
Golden Blazed Green/Metallic Spark Black
Warranty
12 months

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