Kawasaki Z1000 (MY23)




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Features of the Kawasaki 2023 Z1000

Stunning Sugomi Design | Exhilarating Performance and Handling

  • Direct throttle response
  • Exciting intake sound
  • Rigid aluminium twin-tube frame
  • Radial-mount monobloc brake calipers
  • Horizontal Back-link rear suspension
  • LED headlight and taillight

Overview of the Kawasaki Z1000 model range

Sculpted bodywork brings the aggressive sugomi-inspired Z design to life. All unnecessary flourishes have been stripped away to boldly highlight brutal functionality. Enhancing riding impact, the 1,043 cc In-Line Four engine and rigid chassis deliver a stiffer, more direct ride that transforms the Z1000 into the market’s most radical Supernaked. Z1000 – Unleash.



Sugomi Design Concept: Sugomi can be seen in a hunting predator. Poised on the verge of exploding into action, its eyes are locked onto its prey with an intense focus, its body crouching low, muscles tensing in anticipation. It is concentrated so intensely on the task at hand that the energy it is gathering in preparation to strike becomes virtually palpable, discernible to those in the vicinity. The Z1000’s sugomi design borrows from the predator’s fiercely intense glare and a dynamic form that radiates with the anticipation of explosive action. Non-current colour shown

  • FORM - Condensed, Dynamic Form: The Z1000’s sugomi design takes the mass-forward crouching concept of the 2010-2013 model even further. The headlamp cowl, positioned as low as possible, extends the line running down from the top of the tank to create the image of a crouching predator’s muscular shoulders and dropped head. Bodywork fits closely to the engine and frame, reinforcing the condensed, dynamic form. Mass is concentrated at the front, a stark contrast to the light, wisp of a tail. The dichotomy creates a dynamic design, with all lines drawn forward.
  • FACE - Intense Glare: The Z1000’s sugomi design is most evident in its face. With the headlamp unit positioned as low as possible, the image of being glared at by a predator about to pounce is very strong. Accentuating this fierce visage are frown lines designed into the cowl above the headlamps. The LED headlamp units use reflector-less backs designed to appear dark when not in use. With the ignition off, the face takes on a whole new intensity.
  • DEFINITION - Sugomi Defined: The Japanese word sugomi describes the intense aura or energy given off by a person or object of greatness and felt by the viewer. Someone, or something, possessing sugomi inspires awe, leaves an indelible impression, is imposing in stature or ability, and commands respect. In the Z1000, sugomi is evident both in its fiercely intense design and the exhilarating performance it delivers, radiating as a palpable energy.


Sugomi Performance Concept: For a Supernaked model, being “the fastest” or “most powerful” is less important than the “exhilaration” of the ride. Sugomi performance ensures that your heart soars every time you twist the throttle, and you feel the blood coursing through your veins as you deftly guide the Z1000 along your desired path. Non-current colour shown

  • ENGINE - Exciting Engine : The Z1000’s liquid-cooled, DOHC, 16-valve 1,043 cc In-Line Four offers impressive power and strong torque. Engine tuning focuses on the feeling the rider gets when opening the throttle: a strong torque feeling and mid-range hit is complemented by direct throttle response. The intake’s carefully crafted auditory note – designed specifically so that acceleration could be enjoyed aurally as well as physically – is a key component of the street riding exhilaration offered by the Z1000.
  • ASSIST & SLIPPER CLUTCH - Race-inspired technology : Race-inspired clutch technology offers both a back-torque limiting function as well as a light feel at the lever.
  • RIDING POSITION - Aggressive Riding Position : The idealised riding position is forward-canted with the rear raised, creating an aggressive posture. The aggressive position matches the bike’s direct throttle response and handling, putting riders in a position to fully capitalise on the Z1000’s sporty street riding potential. Non-current colour shown
  • FORK - Separate Function Fork - Big Piston (SFF-BP): The Z1000’s direct handling can be largely attributed to its front suspension. Combining the concepts of Showa’s SFF and BPF, this next-generation fork offers both comfort and sport potential ideal for street riding. As with the BPF, smooth action from the initial part of the stroke contributes to excellent composure under braking. Able to accommodate heavy braking loads, its settings make sporty riding possible and contribute to more direct handling.
  • BRAKES - Radial-Mount Monobloc Calipers: The Z1000’s high-performance brake package includes triple petal discs, radial-mount monobloc calipers and a radial-pump front brake master cylinder. The monobloc calipers and brake pad material contribute to a strong initial bite, superb brake feeling and formidable stopping power.

Kawasaki Z1000 (MY23)




or pay $88.00* per week.


Engine Management TechnologyAssist & Slipper Clutch, Dual Throttle Valves, Economical Riding Indicator
Chassis Management TechnologyABS (Anti-lock Brake System), Horizontal Back-link Rear Suspension


Maximum Power 105 kW {143 PS} / 10,000 rpm
Maximum Torque 111 Nm {11.3 kgfm} / 7,300 rpm
Engine 4-stroke In-Line Four
Displacement 1,043 cc
Bore x Stroke 77.0 x 56.0 mm
Compression Ratio 11.8:1
Valve System DOHC, 16 valves
Fuel System Fuel injection: ø38 mm x 4 with oval sub-throttles
Ignition Digital
Starting Electric
Cooling Liquid-cooled
Lubrication Forced lubrication, wet sump
Transmission 6-speed, return
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
Final Drive Chain


Frame Twin-tube, aluminium
Front Suspension ø41 mm inverted fork with compression and rebound damping and spring preload adjustability
Rear Suspension Horizontal Back-link, gas-charged shock with rebound damping and spring preload adjustability
Front Wheel Travel 120 mm
Rear Wheel Travel 135 mm
Rake 24.5°
Trail 101 mm
Steering Angle (L/R) 29° / 29°
Front Tyre 120/70ZR17M/C (58W)
Rear Tyre 190/50ZR17M/C (73W)
Front Brake/s Dual semi-floating ø310 mm petal discs
Front Caliper/s Dual radial-mount, monobloc, opposed 4-piston
Rear Brake ø250 mm petal disc
Rear Caliper Single-piston


Dimensions (LxWxH) 2,045 x 790 x 1,055 mm
Wheelbase 1,435 mm
Road Clearance 125 mm
Seat Height 815 mm
Curb Mass 221 kg
Fuel Capacity 17 litres
Model Code ZR1000HPFNN


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