India Kawasaki Motors Pvt. Ltd launched 2017 Z1000 range on Saturday. The new street-fighter range includes standard and Z1000R models priced at Rs 14.49 lakh and Rs 15.49 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi), respectively.
The 2017 Z1000 has been updated to meet the stringent Euro 4 emission norms. There is no change in the powertain. The motorcycle is powered by a 1,043cc engine that develops a power of 140bhp at 10,000rpm and a torque of 111Nm at 7300rpm mated to a six-speed transmission. Kawasaki claims it has revised ECU in the new version to offer smoother power delivery, better control and higher rider comfort. Kawasaki engineers have also added pre-catalysers.
The Z1000 also gets revised USD forks at front and a horizontal monoshock unit at the back that offers improved shock absorption for a better ride. Modified linkage ratio at the rear increases the wheel travel by 13mm. Both wheels get disc brakes and ABS comes as standard.
The new entrant in the Z1000 family is the Z1000 R. It is a more tech-and-equipment carrying version of the 1000cc street-fighter motorcycle unveiled globally last October. The R edition boasts of Ohlins S46DR1S rear shock with a remote pre-load adjuster and revised fork settings that will lend more refined and responsive handling according to the company.
The new variant is also equipped with high-spec stainless steel and hose-braided Brembo M50 radial-mounted calipers on 310mm floating front discs. Additionally, the Z1000 R features an adjustable shift-up light that illuminates the rev counter.
Visually, the 2017 Z1000 R and the regular Z1000 look similar, except a new Metallic Graphite Gray colour scheme in addition to the Metallic Spark Black. It also gets new graphics with yellow-green accents and 'Z 'logo-embossed on the seat.