Buyers Guide 2016 Kawasaki Z1000 ABS | Buyer's Guide

2016 Kawasaki Z1000 ABS | Buyer’s Guide

2016 Kawasaki Z1000 ABS | Motorcycle Buyer’s Guide

2016 Kawasaki Z1000 ABS | Buyer's Guide
2016 Kawasaki Z1000 ABS

Kawasaki’s flagship naked bike – the Z1000 – is a mid-range monster, ready for doing real-life battle on the streets and in the canyons. Showa SFF-BP forks show how serious the 2016 Kawasaki Z1000 is, as does the high-end EFI system, radially mounted front brakes, aluminum frame lower engine gearing, and futuristic styling.

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2016 Kawasaki Z1000 ABS Specs

  • Engine: Liquid-cooled, DOHC, 4-valve, inline-4
  • Displacement: 1043cc
  • Bore x stroke: 77 x 56mm
  • Compression ratio: 11.8:1
  • Fuel system: DFI w/ four 38mm Keihin throttle bodies w/ oval sub-throttles
  • Ignition: TCBI with digital advance
  • Transmission: 6-speed
  • Final drive: Chain
  • Front suspension: Fully adjustable 41mm Showa SFF-BP forks; 4.7 inches of travel
  • Rear suspension: Horizontally mounted shock with stepless rebound damping adjustability, and adjustable spring preload; 4.8 inches of travel
  • Front tire: 120/70 ZR17
  • Rear tire: 190/50 ZR17
  • Front brake: Dual 310mm petal-style rotors w/ radial-mount 4-piston monoblock calipers
  • Rear brake: 250mm petal-style rotor w/ 2-piston caliper
  • ABS: Standard
  • Frame: Aluminum backbone
  • Rake: 24.5°
  • Trail: 4.0 inches
  • Wheelbase: 56.5 inches
  • Overall length: 80.5 inches
  • Overall width: 31.1 inches
  • Overall height: 41.5 inches
  • Ground clearance: 4.9 inches
  • Seat height: 32.1 inches
  • Curb weight: 487 pounds
  • Fuel capacity: 4.5 gallons
  • Warranty: 12-month limited

2016 Kawasaki Z1000 ABS Colors:

  • Metallic Matte Graphite Gray/Golden Blazed Green

2016 Kawasaki Z1000 ABS Price:

  • MSRP $11,999

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Don Williams
Don Williams
With 45 years of riding experience, Don Williams is a fan of all kinds of motorcycles. He enjoys sport bikes, cruisers, dirt bikes, touring bikes, adventure bikes, dual sport bikes, and rideable customs. Ask Don what his favorite bike is and he will tell you, "Whatever bike I'm on."

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