Kawasaki Z1000SX For Sale
The 2014 Kawasaki Z1000SX is a super popular sports touring bike and is powered by a 1,043cc inline four engine which puts out 140bhp. It was first launched in 2011 and updated in 2017.
- Looks, comfort, performance, pannier system
- Range, aftermarket parts, radiator needs protection
What Is It?
It's powered by a liquid cooled 1,043cc inline four cylinder engine, producing 140bhp at 10,000rpm and maximum torque at 7,300rpm. RRP is £9,300 or £9,700 with ABS.
- Aluminium frame
- Dual 300mm wavy discs up front with Tokico radial 2 piston monobloc calipers
- 250mm wavy disc at the rear with single piston monobloc caliper
- Adjustable 41mm upside down fork with 120mm travel
- Horizontal Showa rear shock with adjustable rebound/pre-load and 138mm travel
- Screen with 3 level manual adjustment
- Traction control with 3 modes
- 6 speed gearbox
Improvements over the 2011-2013 model include re-designed Givi panniers which slot into the pillion grabs rails, producing a clean look when they are taken off again. The are also noticeably narrower than the old design.
Visually the biggest difference is the shiny new muffler design whereas the engine power map has been tweaked for improved mid-range power and torque. There's also two power modes now, with low power limited to 70%/98bhp and offering a milder throttle response. Check the pics above.
Elsewhere the suspension has been firmed up, brakes upgraded to monobloc calipers, traction control added, the power increased by just under 4bhp to 140bhp and the seat re-designed but it's 2kg heavier than the old model. The 17" wheels take a 120/70 tyre at the front and 190/50 at the rear.
Accessories include a smoked windscreen (£79), 56 litre pannier system (£405) with colour coded covers, 47 litre top box (£189), Akrapovic exhaust (£1049), comfort gel seat (£317), colour coded pillion seat cover (£123), engine guards (£148), gear position indicator (£90) and heated grips (£142).
2016: Slipper clutch added and ABS now standard. RRP £9,700.
- 2014: Black, green
- 2015: Black, green, red
- 2016: Black, green, blue
Did You Know?
It's Kawasaki's best selling bike in the UK
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