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Kawasaki Z1000R ABS 2019 Sports Bike Review

For a unique experience, the Z1000 was designed with maximum freedom of expression. Every component of the Z1000 needed to be both practical and visually striking to create a motorcycle with an unmatched riding experience.

Its sculpted bodywork takes the sugomi-inspired Z design to the next level, eliminating any extraneous embellishments to emphasize harsh utility aggressively. To improve the overall riding experience, the Z1000’s engine and chassis have been returned to provide a more substantial, more direct ride.

Kawasaki Z1000R ABS 2019 Sports Bike – Features

Kawasaki Z1000R ABS 2019 Sports Bike

Idealized Riding Position

To get a more aggressive riding stance, riders should drop their front and lift their rear. Z1000 riders will be able to take full use of the bike’s sportier street riding ability if they sit in a more aggressive stance.

Separate Function Fork – Big Piston (SFF-BP)

The Z1000’s revised suspension is partly responsible for its more direct handling. For street riding, the new SFF-BP provides both comfort and sport potential. Potentially great for biking on public streets. The new fork feature springs on both sides, with preload adjustment in the left tube and damping responsibilities in the right line, combining the principles of Showa SFF and BPF.

Aluminum fat bar

The Super naked nature lends itself to the wide-set fat bar, which helps the rider maintain control. Finished in black alumite1, the broad aluminum fat bar has a brushed look and feel.

Larger-volume fuel tank

The new gasoline tank design has a fuel capacity of 17 liters, allowing for more extended tours with the same amount of fuel.

Downdraft throttle bodies

Downdraft throttle bodies not only improve performance, but they also help to centralize mass. To improve the mid-range, the intake funnel’s length has been shortened.


An additional benefit of the Z1000’s direct handlebar mounting of the instrument cluster was that it allowed for a more compact headlight cowl to be created as well. A clear view of the road ahead is provided by its low location. The new Z’s LED tachometer and LCD have a modern look representing the car’s sporty capability.

Kawasaki Z1000R ABS 2019 Sports Bike

Pre-chamber and short silencers

Smaller-volume silencers may be used with an under-engine pre-chamber, allowing mass centralization and more focused aesthetics. Improved aerodynamics are achieved with a new silencer end-cap design.

Embossed seat material

Another way to tell this bike from others is to look at the seat, which has an engraved “Z” on it.

Mass Centralization

Mass centralization is facilitated by the exhaust system’s big pre-chamber and short silencers, the Horizontal Back-link Rear Suspension, and the usage of downdraft throttle bodies. By eliminating the bottom linkage of the Uni-Trak suspension, a bigger pre-chamber may be used, which enables shorter mufflers to be used, which aids in mass centralization. Additionally, the rear structure is made of lightweight aluminum. Light, agile handling is the consequence.

Öhlins Rear Suspension

Rear Ohlins suspension is an excellent complement to Brembo brakes, providing both better ride comfort and a sense of satisfaction in owning a high-quality bike.

Intoxicating Intake Howl

The finely produced acoustic sound of the intake is a significant component of the street riding excitement afforded by the Z1000 since it was mainly designed so that acceleration could be appreciated both aurally and physically.

Cool Air system

The engine may warm the intake air because of the airbox’s location between the frame beams. The intake air is kept cold by the Cool Air system, which uses ducts on the front of the side fairings to provide cool air to the airbox. Force-fed air is not Ram Air, which is pressurized in the airbox after it is forced into the engine.

Brembo Brake Components

To further improve the Z1000’s impressive braking capabilities, high-end brake components similar to those found on the Ninja H2R were installed. For a mass-produced vehicle, the Brembo components used here are the finest on the market. The precise functioning of the high precision operation generates linear force, resulting in excellent control.

Aluminum twin-tube frame

Because of the aluminum’s high degree of rigidity and centralization of mass, the vehicle’s handling is both precise and firm. The engine serves as a stressed part of the frame, making it both light and robust. The frame has a solid, grounded feel, is well-balanced, and easy to spin. The frame comprises a steering stem, left and right main structures, and two cross-sections. The two main frame components featured open C-shape cross sections and were die-cast to achieve a clean finish.

LED headlamp

To lengthen the tank’s top line, the thin, compact headlight cowl was placed as low as feasible—Kawasaki’s first foray into the LED headlight design without a reflector. As a result, the new Z1000’s visage is more intensely lit, and the reflector-less design accentuates its predatory aspect even more, thanks to LED lighting. There is two low-beam (in the middle) and two high-beams (on each side) LED lights for extended life and minimal energy use (outside). When the brand new high beams are on, all four lights light up. The meter lid has a separate LED position light.

Kawasaki Z1000R ABS 2019 Sports Bike

Die-cast Mirrors

The new mirrors feature a more aggressive design, adding to the aggressive appearance. To give the cockpit a more refined feel, die-cast mirror stays are used.

LED taillight

The bike’s new LED taillight design gives it a modern appearance.

Suomi Design

Sugomi, a Japanese term, refers to the powerful energy emitted by a remarkable person or thing and felt by others who see it. People and things that exude sugomi are intimidating in height or aptitude, compelling respect. Throughout the new Z1000’s design and performance, sugomi can be felt like tangible energy, making it a joy to ride. The all-new tight-fitting bodywork and idealized proportions (lower front, higher rear) convey the sense of a predator poised to attack. Street-oriented performance can be seen in the Z1000’s slim and muscular design.

Lightweight wheels

A reduction in unsprung weight and improved handling are two benefits of using Super sport-style wheels.

1,043 cm3 liquid-cooled, 4-stroke Four in a row

A high-output engine provides powerful acceleration from low to high rpm. The engine’s outstanding responsiveness, robust midrange punch, and addictive intake scream all add to the thrill for the rider. The Z1000’s dynamic street riding ability is enhanced by its more direct reaction provided by updated engine settings and shorter gearing.

Kawasaki Z1000R ABS 2019 Sports Bike – Technical Specifications


Displacement 1,043cc
Type 4-stroke, In-Line Four
Bore and stroke 77.0 x 56.0 mm
Cooling Liquid
Compression ratio 11.8:1
Valve system DOHC, 16 valves (4 valves per cylinder)
Fuel system Digital fuel injection with four 38 mm Keihin with oval sub-throttles
Ignition Digital
Lubrication Forced lubrication (wet sump)


Front: type Dual semi-floating 310 mm Brembo discs
Front: calipers Dual radial-mount, Brembo M50 monobloc, opposed 4-piston
Rear: type Single 250 mm petal disc
Rear: calipers Single-piston caliper


Overall length 2,045 mm
Overall width 790mm
Overall height 1,055 mm (41.5 in)
Wheelbase 1,435 mm (56.5 in.)
Ground clearance 125 mm (4.9 in.)
Seat height 815 mm (32.1 in.)
Curb mass 220kg
Fuel capacity 17 liters


Transmission 6-speed, return
Final drive Sealed Chain
Primary reduction ratio 1.627 (83/51)
Gear ratio: 1st 2.600 (39/15)
Gear ratio: 2nd 1.950 (39/20)
Gear ratio: 3rd 1.600 (24/15)
Gear ratio: 4th 1.389 (25/18)
Gear ratio: 5th 1.238 (26/21)
Gear ratio: 6th 1.107 (31/28)
Final reduction ratio 2.867 (43/15)
Clutch Wet multi-disc, manual


Type Aluminum twin-tube
Wheel travel: front 120 mm (4.7 in.)
Tire: front 120/70-ZR17
Wheel travel: rear 131 mm
Tire: rear 190/50-ZR17
Caster (rake) 24.5°
Trail 101 mm
Steering angle (left/right) 29°


Maximum Power 105 kW {143 PS} at 10,000 rpm
Maximum Torque 111 N.m {11.3 kgf.m} at 7,300 rpm


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


Warranty 12 months warranty

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