Kawasaki Z1000 Review

Kawasaki Z1000

Power, comfort, handling, reliability, easy to mod
×Seat, economy, brakes
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What Is It?

The 2010 Kawasaki Z1000 is a naked bike which was first launched in 2003, then updated in 2007 and 2014.

Engine: 1,043 cc Inline Four, 136 bhp

Economy: 38 mpg

Range: 130 miles

Seat Height: 815 mm

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What Is It Like?

Kawasaki Z1000


  • Good value
  • Reliable
  • Easy for parts
  • Looks wicked
  • Sounds great
  • Easy to modify plenty choice for mods
  • Handles great


  • Standard seat isn’t very comfy
  • Fuel range isn’t great at 90 miles to a tank
  • Switch gear is very basic
  • Standard brakes are okay but not great

To Sum Up

Overall I would give the 2013 Z1000 four out of five stars. It's a great bike which is easy to ride, smooth, fast when needed and very smart looking.

- Jay C, 2019

Kawasaki Z1000 Deals

Price Guide

Year Dealer Private Part Ex Mileage
2010 £4,850 £3,900 £3,400 16,400
2011 £5,200 £4,200 £3,650 14,800
2012 £5,650 £4,550 £3,950 13,000
2013 £6,150 £4,900 £4,300 11,000

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Related Bikes

Kawasaki Z1000 (2014 On) - Updated version.

Kawasaki Z1000SX - Closely related sports touring model.

Kawasaki Versys 1000 - Closely related adventure model.

Kawasaki ZX-10R - Closely related sports model.

More Info

Check out this useful four part video review from Robert Buchnajzer.