2010 Kawasaki Z1000 review
MCN's longterm test fleet for 2010 includes the Kawasaki Z1000. MCN road
tester Michael Neeves has had the bike for a month and covered 600 miles so
far. Watch the video for his first impressions on life with a Z1000
including engine characteristics, handling and tyre choice.
2010 Kawasaki Z1000 vs Triumph Speed Triple review
The new 2010 Kawasaki Z1000 is the first Japanese naked that can really
call itself 'super' and take the fight to the European big hitters like the
Ducati Streetfighter, KTM Super Duke or MV Agusta Brutale. But the daddy of
them all is the Triumph Speed Triple. Watch the video to find out if the
Z1000 has what it takes to take on the top dog.
2010 Kawasaki Z1000 Presentation (US Version)
Development of the new 2010 Z1000 started from scratch, with the specific
goals of creating a distinctive visual impact and superior on-road
performance. The end result is essentially a custom-made super
A unique blend of Japanese art and technology, the 2010 Z1000s styling
takes a dramatic leap forward with the distinct look of an apex predator.
Hunched-down and ready to pounce, its visual impact is much stronger than
that of a naked sportbike, or a derivative copy of some Euro trend.
The Z1000 clearly surpasses the dynamic performance of its predecessors,
thanks to a new quick-revving 1,043cc inline-four cylinder engine, and an
all-new quick-steering aluminium chassis connected to an all-new horizontal
rear suspension design. Though it offers true sportbike handling; the
Z1000s comfortable, upright riding position mean it remains a practical
transportation tool, even as the dramatic howl from its new cold-air intake
raises hairs on the back of its riders neck.
* All-New Aluminum Chassis
* All-New 1043cc Engine
* All-New Horizontal Rear Suspension
* Sharp Predatory Styling
* Instrument Panel with Adjustable Angle
* Light Steering Feel
* True Sportbike Handling
* Comfortable Seating Position
* Lower Seat Height than Previous Z1000 Models