SCOOP: 2010 Kawasaki Z1000 revealed!

More power and complete makeover for Kawasaki's iconic 1000cc naked

Posted: 5 October 2009
by Visordown News

VISORDOWN has got their hands on the first images of the 2010 Kawasaki Z1000.

The popular naked gets a complete makeover for next year, with a radical new look and a larger, more powerful 1043cc engine.

Engine type Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke In-Line Four
Displacement 1,043 cm³
Bore x stroke 77.0 x 56.0 mm
Compression ratio 11.8:1
Valve/Induction system DOHC, 16 valves
Fuel system Fuel injection: ø38 mm x 4 (Keihin) with oval sub-throttles
Ignition Digital
Starting Electric
Lubrication Forced lubrication, wet sump

DRIVETRAIN
Transmission 6-speed, return
Final Drive Sealed chain
Primary reduction ratio 1.627 (83/51)
Gear ratios: 1st 2.600 (39/15)
Gear ratios: 2nd 1.950 (39/20)
Gear ratios: 3rd 1.600 (24/15)
Gear ratios: 4th 1.389 (25/18)
Gear ratios: 5th 1.238 (26/21)
Gear ratios: 6th 1.136 (25/22)
Final reduction ratio 2.800 (42/15)
Clutch Wet multi-disc, manual

FRAME
Frame type Aluminium twin-tube
Wheel travel, front 120 mm
Wheel travel, rear 135 mm
Tyre, front 120/70ZR17M/C (58W)
Tyre, rear 190/50ZR17M/C (73W)
Rake/Trail 24.5˚ / 103 mm
Steering angle, left / right 31˚ / 31˚

SUSPENSION
Suspension, front 41 mm inverted fork with stepless compression and rebound
damping and spring preload adjustability
Suspension, rear Horizontal Back-link, gas-charged, with stepless rebound
damping and spring preload adjustability

BRAKES
Brakes, front Dual semi-floating 300 mm petal discs
Dual radial-mount, opposed 4-piston
Brakes, rear Single 250 mm petal disc
Single-piston

DIMENSIONS
Dimensions (L x W x H) 2,095 mm x 805 mm x 1,085 mm
Wheelbase 1,440 mm
Ground Clearance 140 mm
Seat height 815 mm
Curb Mass 218 kg / 221 kg (ABS)
Fuel capacity 15.5 litres

PERFORMANCE
Maximum power 101.5 kW {138 PS} / 9,600 rpm
Maximum torque 110 Nm {11.2 kgf-m} / 7,800 rpm


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Dunno waht they've done to it, but that "look" is going to take a LOT of getting used to.

Posted: 05/10/2009 at 23:58

what have they done to it, and who picked them colors ?

Posted: 09/10/2009 at 15:47

something different ,a very retro design

Posted: 23/11/2009 at 09:47

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