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What do you want to know about the new Kawasaki Z1000SX?

Because we’re riding it tomorrow

MANGE TOUT! We’re in France for the launch of Kawasaki’s updated Z1000SX.

We’ll be riding it tomorrow and we want to know if there’s anything specific you want us to tell you about this latest version of Kawasaki’s best-selling sports tourer – so let us know in the comments.

The presentation is set to begin very shortly, so we’ll soon have a lot more detail on the bike, but here’s a quick recap of some of the changes Kawasaki’s made to this new version:

The 2017 Z1000SX has gained significant technological upgrades thanks to an inertial measurement unit, so it now boasts lean angle-sensitive traction control and cornering ABS.

To help in the comfort stakes, Kawasaki says the seats are more deeply padded as well, and the fairing is wider for better wind protection. It’s also got an adjustable double bubble screen.

Click here for our news story on the new Kawasaki Z1000SX when it was unveiled at Intermot and click here for our first ride review of the current model.


All the above, plus is it a chore in heavy traffic? Predictable engine response, controls not too heavy, all the stuff that makes 20 minutes getting into central London acceptable or a real pain.

But given the choice, I'd still likely go for the s1000r I've had for two years.

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It's a sports bike with high bars, end of description.

Cool concept asking for reader feedback before testing. Definitely interested to read.

For me, can you please check:-
- pillion seat comfort. Is the seat big enough and/or comfortable enough for a pillion to be on the back 4hrs/day for a long weekend?
- peg vibes. Are there certain revs (when cruising) that trigger a bit of resonance through the pegs? Is it bad? (Scale out of 10 for irritation maybe)



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