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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