Kawasaki Z1000SX For Sale

Kawasaki Z1000SX

Insurance Costs: 10 of 10


Current Prices: £8,350–£6,150


Buying New: £10,000


Power: 140 bhp

Engine: 1,043 cc, 11,000 rpm red line, 150 mph top speed


Economy: 35 mpg

Range: 150 miles from the 19.0 litre tank


Seat Height: 815 mm

Weight: 235 kg (wet)


Overall Score: 10 of 10

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What Is It?

The Kawasaki Z1000SX is a super popular sports touring bike and is powered by a Euro 4 compliant liquid cooled 1,043cc inline four engine, producing 140.1bhp at 10,000rpm and maximum torque at 7,300rpm.

Features include:

  • Aluminium frame and swingarm
  • Dual 300mm wavy discs up front with 2 piston calipers
  • 250mm wavy disc at the rear with single piston caliper
  • ABS (from the Ninja H2 and ZX-10R)
  • Adjustable 41mm upside down fork with 120mm travel
  • Adjustable horizontal Showa rear shock with 144mm travel
  • Screen with 3 level manual adjustment
  • Traction control with 3 modes
  • 6 speed gearbox with gear position indicator
  • Slipper clutch

Improvements over the 2014-2016 model include Euro 4 compliance with the same 140bhp output, re-tuned suspension with slightly more travel at the rear and a 5mm lower seat but it's 5kg heavier.

The big new feature for 2017 is the Inertial Measurement Uni (IMU). It measures movement of the chassis on 3 axis and feeds back into the ECU, which in turn controls the ABS and traction control systems for improved braking while cornering. There is also a selectable Low Power (Rain) ride mode which limits power to around 80% and tones down throttle response. 

Both headlights are now LED based with high and low beam, while the LED position light helps you to be seen. There's even a cool feature where the speedo needle flashes from white to red when it's time to change gear.

For increased comfort the seats have been re-designed to be wider for the rider and longer for the pillion while sporting improved padding and a better grab rail design. The front cowl is also wider for better wind protection and works with the new taller screen to make it an even better touring option.

Even the class leading pannier system has been improved so they're easier to pop on and off. The 17" wheels take a 120/70 tyre at the front and 190/50 at the rear.

  • The Tourer edition is £600 more and gets you the side cases, case bags, tank pad and satnav bracket.
  • The Performance edition is £1000 more and gets you the Carbon Akrapovic exhaust, smoked screen, seat cowl and tank pad.

Accessories include a smoked screen, 56 litre pannier system (£429), 47 litre top case (£147) and bracket (£265), Akrapovic Titanium slip-ons (£1133), Akrapovic Carbon slip-ons (£1133), low seat, pillion seat cover, 12V socket (£79), GPS bracket (£55) and heated grips (£221).

  • 2017: Green/grey, black/grey, orange/grey
  • 2018: Green/grey, black, silver
  • 2019: Black, green, blue

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Price Guide

Year Dealer Private Part Ex Mileage
2017 £7,650 £6,150 £5,350 3,700
2018 £8,350 £6,700 £5,850 2,100
2019 £10,300 £8,250 £7,250 1,750


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