TOP FEATURES

Power to Move You
With the Power to Move you, the Z1000SX is firmly established as the definitive litre class sport tourer. With a Ninja influenced restyle, a range of luggage options 
plus re-tuned suspension for 2017, the Z1000SX owner has a unique choice of either high feedback sports performance or sublime touring ability.    
Refined Sport Tourer
Now equipped with the same IMU as our top sports machines, six parameters of attitude are measured aiding the cornering management function and intelligent braking system among other features. 

Power

Exhilarating In-line Four engine POWER


Powerful 1,043 cm3 liquidcooled, 4-stroke In-line Four engine pulls strongly from all rpm and does not let up before the redline. Adding to rider exhilaration, the engine delivers superb response, a strong mid-range hit and an intoxicating intake howl. Revised engine settings offer even smoother power delivery, facilitating control and contributing to rider comfort and confidence.
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ENHANCED INTAKE NOTE AIR SYSTEM


Designed specifically so that acceleration could be enjoyed aurally as well as physically, the carefully crafted auditory note of the intake is a key component of the street riding exhilaration offered by the Z1000SX.
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Cool Air System


The Cool Air system routes cool air to the airbox from ducts at the front of the side fairings, minimising performance loss due to heated intake air.
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Touring Performance

WIND PROTECTION


A new, taller double-bubble windshield also contributes to the increased wind protection. As before, the windshield is adjustable by hand (without tools), with three available positions to suit rider preference
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PANNIER SYSTEM


The mounting system for the accessory panniers allows the panniers to be attached and removed very simply, contributing to increased convenience. Seamlessly integrating the panniers with the rear of the bike, the clean-mount system positions the panniers close to the bike centreline, and, thanks to its clean clutter-free design, ensures the rear of the bike still looks good with the panniers removed.
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Stylish multi-functional instrumentation INSTRUMENT PANEL


All-new sophisticated instrument design features a large analogue tachometer
flanked by warning lamps on one side, and a gear position indicator and multi-function
LCD screen on the other.
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LED HEADLAMPS LED HEADLAMPS


Contributing to the Z1000SX’s sharper looks, dual LED headlamps (each featuring low and high beams, as well as a LED position lamp) offer significantly increased brightness, casting their light wider and farther forward.
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Chassis

ERGONOMICS


The Z1000SX’s relaxed riding position was designed to accommodate everything from city riding to touring to sport riding. This blend of comfort and control allows the rider to enjoy a variety of riding situations.
Both rider and passenger seats deliver increased comfort. The redesigned rider seat has a wider seat area, while the passenger seat is longer (+25 mm), with 3 mm thicker urethane padding and a design that swells at the front.
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SUSPENSIONS SUSPENSIONS


The Z1000SX’s suspension settings allow the bike to respond quickly to rider input while soaking up bumps and ruts. 
ø41 mm inverted front fork features stepless compression and rebound damping and spring preload adjustability.
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REMOTE PRELOAD ADJUSTER


The rear shock features rebound and preload adjustability, with a remote preload adjuster facilitating setting changes to suit tandem riding, luggage or rider preference.
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Electronics

Kawasaki Cornering Management Function KCMF


Using the latest evolution of this advanced modelling software and feedback from a compact Bosch IMU (Inertial Measurement Unit), KCMF monitors engine and chassis parameters throughout the corner – from entry, through the apex, to corner exit – modulating brake force and engine power to facilitate smooth transition from acceleration to braking and back again, and to assist riders in tracing their intended line through the corner.
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Kawasaki Traction Control KTRC


Three modes cover a wide range of riding conditions, offering either enhanced sport riding performance or the peace of mind to negotiate slippery surfaces with confidence. The IMU-enhanced feedback allows even more precise management than on the previous model.
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Kawasaki Intelligent anti-lock Brake System KIBS


Kawasaki’s supersportgrade high-precision brake management system is standard equipment on the 2017 Z1000SX. This is the same base system used on the Ninja H2 and Ninja ZX-10R, with programming and settings revised to suit the performance parameters of the Z1000SX.
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Styling

FRONT COWL DESIGN FRONT COWL DESIGN


The ninja inspired front cowl design is much sharper, giving the Z1000 SX a much sportier appearance and greatly increasing its Ninja family resemblance.
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TECHNOLOGY

ERGO-FIT

ERGO-FIT

ERGO-FIT is an interface system that allows a wide range of riders to feel at one with their machine.

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ABS

ABS

ABS (Anti-lock Brake System) ensures stable braking performance by preventing wheel lock during braking.

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KIBS

KIBS

KIBS (Kawasaki Intelligent anti-lock Brake System) is a high-precision brake system designed specifically for supersport models, offering highly efficient braking while maintaining natural feel.

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Horizontal Back-link Rear Suspension

Horizontal Back-link Rear Suspension

Horizontal Back-link Rear Suspension arranges its shock unit horizontally, greatly contributing to efficient use of space and mass centralisation.

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KCMF - Kawasaki Cornering Management Function)

KCMF - Kawasaki Cornering Management Function)

KCMF (Kawasaki Cornering Management Function) monitors engine and chassis parameters throughout the corner.

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IMU - Inertial Measurement Unit

IMU - Inertial Measurement Unit

Combined with Kawasaki’s proprietary dynamic modelling program, input from the IMU (Inertial Measurement Unit) enables even more precise chassis orientation awareness, the key to bringing Kawasaki’s electronics to the next level.

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Assist & Slipper Clutch

Assist & Slipper Clutch

Based on racing technology, the Assist & Slipper Clutch acts as both a back-torque limiter and a self-servo mechanism that enables a lighter clutch lever pull.

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KTRC (3-mode)

KTRC (3-mode)

3-Mode KTRC (Kawasaki TRaction Control), Kawasaki's most advanced traction control system, offers a selection of modes to suit a variety of riding situations, from sport riding to touring.

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Power Modes

Power Modes

Power Mode selection allows engine power delivery to be changed to suit the riding situation.

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Dual Throttle Valves

Dual Throttle Valves

Dual Throttle Valves offer increased power and greater ease of use care of a second set of ECU-controlled throttle valves.

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Economical Riding Indicator

Economical Riding Indicator

The Economical Riding Indicator is a mark appearing on the instrument panel to indicate favourable fuel consumption, encouraging fuel efficient riding.

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