Kawasaki has launched the new 2017 Z1000 and its sportier variant, the new Z1000R, in India at a price of Rs 14.4 lakh and 15.49 lakh (ex-showroom, Pune), respectively. The Japanese two-wheeler maker has made a few changes to the motorcycles. The ECU on the new Kawasaki Z1000 has been reworked so as to deliver more refined power. The new motorcycle takes 3.4 seconds for a 0-100 kmph dash. It has a top speed of 258 kmph.
The front fork has also been tweaked, along with the rear suspension. Apart from this, the motorcycle also gets revised rear-view mirrors, five-way adjustable clutch lever, gear indicator and a digital clock in both 12 and 24-hour format.
Both Kawasaki Z1000 and Z1000R are equipped with dual 310 mm disc brake at the front and a single 250 mm disc at the rear, while the ABS (Antilock braking System) has been offered as a standard fitment. In addition to this, the Kawasaki Z1000R comes with a 41 mm USD (Up Side Down) fork and Ohlins rear shock, and Brembo M50 monoblock brake calipers at the front.
The Kawasaki Z1000 is available in choice of two colours, namely black and green. The Z1000R is a sportier version of the Z1000, and comes with the same engine along with better features. It gets options of black and grey body paint. Both the 2017 Kawasaki Z1000 and Z1000R are BS-IV (Bharat Stage) compliant.
Powering the Z1000 is a 1043cc inline, four cylinder engine that produces a maximum power of 142 hp at 10,000 rpm and churns out a peak torque of 111 Nm at 7,300 RPM. The engine of the new models is paired to a 6-speed gearbox.