Kawasaki Z1000SX For Sale
What Is It?
The Kawasaki Z1000SX is a super popular sports touring bike and is powered by a liquid cooled 1,043 cc inline four cylinder engine, producing 140 bhp at 10,000 rpm and maximum torque at 7,300 rpm.
- Aluminium frame
- Dual 300 mm wavy discs up front with Tokico four piston calipers
- 250 mm wavy disc at the rear with single piston caliper
- Adjustable 41 mm upside down fork with 120 mm travel
- Adjustable horizontal Showa shock with 138 mm travel
- 3-level manual screen, 3-level traction control
- 6 speed gearbox
Improvements over the 2011-2013 model include re-designed narrower Givi panniers which slot into the pillion grabs rails, a shiny new muffler design, tweaked engine fuelling for improved mid-range power and torque and two power modes with low power limited to 98 bhp plus a milder throttle response.
Kawasaki have also firmed up the suspension, upgraded the brakes to monobloc calipers, added traction control, increased power by 4 bhp and re-designed the seat but it's 2 kg heavier. The 17" wheels take a 120/70 tyre at the front and 190/50 at the rear.
Accessories include the ABS system (£400), smoked screen (£79), 56 litre pannier system (£405), 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).
- 2014: Black, green
- 2015: Black, green, red
- 2016: Black, green, blue
2016: Slipper clutch added and ABS now standard. RRP £9,700.
Did You Know?
It's Kawasaki's best selling bike in the UK.
Review In A Few
- Pannier system
- Aftermarket parts
- Radiator needs protection
Capacity: 1,043 cc (high)
Power: 140 bhp / 104 kW (high)
Red Line: 11,000 rpm (high)
Top Speed: 150 mph / 241 km/h (very high)
Economy: 35 mpg / 8.1 L/100km (poor)
Range: 150 miles / 241 km (average)
Fuel Capacity: 19.0 litres / 4.2 gallons (high)
Seat Height: 820 mm / 32.3 inches (average)
Wet Weight: 230 kg / 507 pounds (heavy)
Power to Weight Ratio: 0.609 bhp/kg / 0.454 kW/kg
Launch RRP: £9,300
Check out this video review from CagerOnTwoWheels.
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