2014 Kawasaki Z1000SX Shows Awesome Street Pride [Photo Gallery]
text size: A- A+
Suspensions have been revised, and the 41mm inverted forks are now offering complex setup possibilities with compression and rebound damping adjustability and spring preload.
A racing-derived horizontal back-link rear suspension helps centralizing the bike's mass and its updated spring and damping setting offer increased performance in all conditions. The more compact design in also helped bu the downdraft throttle bodies and the underbelly pre-chamber.
Full or low-power modes are available on the electronics side, with a 3-mode traction control helper, eco riding indicator and dual-stage throttle valves.
The 2014 Kawasaki Z1000SX delivers a max of 142 HP @ 10,000 rpm, and 111 Nm (83 ft-lb) of torque at 7,300 rpm, easy to tame with the dual 300mm front rotors and monoblock 4-piston radial calipers and the 250mm rear petal rotor.
Add in serious sport-touring capability, with an adjustable windscreen, and sidecase readiness for a exhilarating experience on the winding roads. Prices are expected to be around the $15,000 (€11,000) mark.
❐ Check out the 2014 Kawasaki Z1000SX photo gallery
UP NEXT: 2013 MotoGP: Paul Bird Motorsport Reorganizes Tip: navigate with ← and →
Cars we've tested recently
all testdrives →