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VIDEO REVIEW: 2010 KAWASAKI Z1000 SUPER NAKED

By • Oct 6th, 2009 • Category: ! Daily Info & Reviews, Vehicles
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This new 2010 naked bike introduce in amazing and powerful specs to riders. with bold and refreshing, the stunning all new Z1000 is based on an entirely “clean sheet” design process will transform to a successful motorcycle. Huge visual impact and minute attention to detail combine in Kawasaki’s greatest ever Streetfighter style machine. no argue?
 video review by kawasaki
 
The Kawasaki Z1000 has always possessed the purposeful look of a sportbike, while offering a high level of every day practicality on the street. Development of the 2010 Z1000 started from scratch, with the specific goals of creating a distinctive visual impact and superior on-road performance. The end result is essentially a custom-made super streetfighter.
 
Kawasaki gave it the old college try in 2003 when it created the original Z1000 and hoped riders in the states would take to it like the company knew the European market would, and indeed did. It seemed to have all the right ingredients: Ninja ZX-9R-sourced engine with a 2.2mm overbore for a 953cc inline Four; 17-inch wheels ready for sportbike rubber; upright ergos with a one-piece motocross-type handlebar for a comfortable seating position that allowed aggressive handling; and styling was equally aggressive. However, it was a sales flop in America. Were it not for the devotion of the powers that be at Kawasaki Motors Corporation, Inc, in Irvine, CA, the Z wouldn’t have seen the light of day in the U.S. in ’07.
 
Despite big updates to styling as well as various functional items for 2007 for the Euro market, like radial-mount front calipers and improved bottom-end power, the Z wasn’t slated for us. Yet, upon seeing the new bike in Japan during some internal meetings, Kawi’s U.S. execs had to have it. The Z1000 returns for the American market in 2010, and once again we should be thankful that Kawasaki had enough to spare.
 
Receiving cosmetic updates again, the new Z retains its aggressive but unique styling. A unique blend of Japanese art and technology, the 2010 Z1000’s styling takes a dramatic leap forward with the distinct look of an apex predator. Hunched-down and ready to pounce, its visual impact is much stronger than that of a naked sportbike, or a derivative copy of some Euro trend.
 
The Z1000 clearly surpasses the dynamic performance of its predecessors, thanks to a new quick-revving 1,043cc inline-four cylinder engine, and an all-new quick-steering aluminium chassis connected to an all-new horizontal rear suspension design. A comfortable upright riding position means the Z1000 remains a practical transportation tool, even as the dramatic howl from its new cold-air intake raises hairs on the back of its rider’s neck.
 
2010 z1000 Key Features:
• All-New Aluminum Chassis
• All-New 1043cc Engine
• All-New Horizontal Rear Suspension
• Sharp “Predatory” Styling
• Light & Quick Handling
Lower Seat Height than Previous Z1000 Models
 
 
 
Though the change is subtle, the headlamp/flyscreen is altered slightly, giving the Z an even sleeker, meaner face, and the headlight is Kawasaki’s first use of a “line-beam unit.” A new LCD instrument panel, visible through an orange lens, can be tilted for better viewing angles.
 
The inverted 41mm fork picked compression damping adjustment for a now fully adjustable front-end, and a new shroud over the fork tubes make it look like one, big stout unit.
 
A new chin fairing helps camouflage exhaust headers while additional pieces cover the mid-pipe portion just fore of the dual exhaust cans that engineers made shorter than on the 2007-08 Z1000 thanks to the use of an under-engine pre-chamber. Otherwise, the exhaust retains the “quad” look.
 
Importantly, the engine is all-new. On the surface it would seem some type of variation on the screamin’-fast ZX-10R powerplant. However, Kawi says the engine isn’t borrowed from the Ninja.
 
The previous Z had a bore and stroke of 77.2 x 50.9mm, unchanged from the first generation Z’s 953cc displacement. The 2010 model now sports 77 x 56mm bore and stroke figures – exactly 1mm over the ZX-10R’s 76 x 55mm – for an engine displacing 1,043cc. Compression ratio is 11.8:1, and fueling is handled by a bank of 38mm Keihin throttle bodies.
 
The new Z also has longer airbox intake snorkels compared to those on the big Ninja’s mill, with the benefit being improved mid-range. A secondary balance shaft eliminates excess vibes. The Z’s air-intake system uses ducts just ahead of the fuel tank, a placement Kawasaki says lets the rider “savor the bold sound of screaming air being sucked into the engine’s downdraft intakes.” The company claims the Z’s engine to be noticeably smoother and quicker above 7,000 rpm. A six-speed gearbox utilizes crankshaft and transmission shafts arranged in a straight line instead of a triangular layout.
 
Kawasaki isn’t able to reveal precise horsepower claims yet, but a safe guess would have the new Z engine turning out well beyond 120 rwhp. Kawasaki did, however, remark that the new Z produces the same torque as the ZX10, but the Z’s peak allegedly is 900 rpm lower.
 
The new Z receives an all-new aluminum frame, a nice upgrade over the steel chassis used on previous Z1000s.
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The frame beams curve over the engine, just like on the ZX-10R, creating an overall narrower mid-section. The engine, working as a stressed member of the frame, is solid bolted at three places, with a rubber mount at the upper rear of the crankcase.
 
Team Green explains that “wherever possible, welds were eliminated for a smooth, organic appearance,” citing the main frame and swingarm’s pivot areas are cast as a single unit as an example of the cleaned up appearance. The rear subframe is a three-piece aluminum die-casting.
 
A little poking and prodding at Kawi USA corporate revealed the mighty naked has 24.5 degrees of rake matched to 103mm (4.05 inches) of trail, and a 1440mm (56.7-inch) wheelbase.
 
Though a nearly 57-inch (two more than the ZX-10R) wheelbase isn’t in the realm of supersport machines, the big Z’s rake and trail are notably steeper than the ZX-10R’s 25.5 degrees and 4.3 inches. Spec sheet jockeying would indicate the updated Z should steer quickly yet be stable, too. Just like Kawi implies it will.
 
Judging by the images provided by Kawasaki, the 2010 Z1000’s radial-mount front brake calipers seem straight off the ZX-10R and 6R. The upgrade to those binders, a set we deemed some of the best in the business for their incredible power matched with brilliant levels of feel, is an update worth shouting from the mountaintop!
 
New five-spoke wheels, with spokes machined near the rims for a custom-wheel look, a solid-mount handlebar and aluminum footpegs lifted from the Ninja ZX-10R are some of the additional detail changes on the 2010 Z1000.
 
Lastly, Kawasaki explains the Z’s shock, with adjustable spring preload and rebound damping, is now positioned horizontally, and the seat height is apparently lower than previous models of the Z.
 
Bang-for-the-buck buyers are going to love its $10,499 MSRP, just $700 more than a 2009 ZX-6R. Estimated delivery to dealers is sometime in December.
 
Outside of P.R. materials and puffery, Kawi is excitedly proclaiming the 2010 model’s handling to be greatly improved over the last Z, remarking that the new bike should provide a much more confident feel during initial turn-in. And, of course, the feeling of lots more power at the right wrist!
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One glance at the ‘10 Z1000 and its plain there’s more than bold new graphics afoot. The styling of the Big Z is dramatically changed. The profile is sharper, more angular, dialing down the nakedness of its predecessor with black bodywork covering the front fork and belly of the design. 
 
But it’s more than the outside that’s been overhauled, the 2010 Z1000 bragging an all-new engine and frame as well. The previous incarnation of the Z1000 debuted in 2007 model year, still featuring a 953cc mill based off the ZX-9. The latest version sports an all-new 1043cc mill. Kawasaki divulged nothing more about the liquid-cooled Inline-Four, except that it’s “quick-revving.”
 
A “quick-steering” chassis is constructed out of aluminum, with an “all-new horizontal rear suspension design.” Kawasaki is keeping the other chassis details mum, for now, except that the seat height is promised to be lower than “previous Z1000 models,” the last Z1000 (2008 model) having a 32.3 inch-high seat.
 
Making assumptions based off the lone photo of the new Z, five-spoke cast wheels replace the 3-spoke units adorning the predecessor. Also changed, Nissin calipers up front are swapped out to Tokico pinchers, which grab hold of Kawasaki’s typical wave rotors. As for the Z1000’s distinctive four-muffler exhaust system (the 2007-2008 model looked like four mufflers, but was actually dual mufflers with faux caps stuck on the end), we assume it returns, though only a right-side dual canister is visible (the left side being concealed).
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kawasaki Z1000 Specifications
 
  Engine type: Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke In-Line Four
  Displacement:  1,043 cm³
  Bore x stroke:  77.0 x 56.0 mm
  Compression ratio:  11.8:1
  Valve/Induction system:  DOHC, 16 valves
  Maximum power:  101.5 kW {138 PS} / 9,600 rpm
  Maximum torque:  110 Nm {11.2 kgf-m} / 7,800 rpm
  Fuel system:  Fuel injection: ø38 mm x 4 (Keihin) with oval sub-throttles
  Ignition:  Digital
  Starting:  Electric
  Lubrication:  Forced lubrication, wet sump
  Transmission:  6-speed, return
  Final Drive : Sealed chain
   Primary reduction ratio:  1.627 (83/51)
   Gear ratios: 1st=  2.600 (39/15)
   Gear ratios: 2nd=  1.950 (39/20)
   Gear ratios: 3rd= 1.600 (24/15)
   Gear ratios: 4th=  1.389 (25/18)
   Gear ratios: 5th=  1.238 (26/21)
   Gear ratios: 6th=  1.136 (25/22)
   Final reduction ratio:  2.800 (42/15)
  Clutch:  Wet multi-disc, manual
  Frame type:  Aluminium twin-tube
  Rake/Trail:  24.5˚ / 103 mm
  Suspension, front:  41 mm inverted fork with stepless compression and rebound damping and spring preload adjustability
  Suspension, rear:  Horizontal Back-link, gas-charged, with stepless rebound damping and spring preload adjustability
  Wheel travel, front:  120 mm
  Wheel travel, rear:  135 mm
  Tyre, front:  120/70ZR17M/C (58W)
  Tyre, rear:  190/50ZR17M/C (73W)
  Brakes, front:  Dual semi-floating 300 mm petal discs
Dual radial-mount, opposed 4-piston
  Brakes, rear:  Single 250 mm petal disc
Single-piston
  Steering angle, left / right:  31˚ / 31˚
  Dimensions (L x W x H):  2,095 mm x 805 mm x 1,085 mm
  Wheelbase:  1,440 mm
  Ground Clearance:  140 mm
  Seat height:  815 mm
   Fuel capacity : 15.5 litres
  Curb Mass:  218 kg / 221 kg (ABS)
  Automatic Headlights On (AHO):  n/a
VIDEO REVIEW 2010 KAWASAKI Z1000 SUPER NAKED
 
2010 kawasaki z1000 price MSRP $10,499.00
kat malaysia harga motor 2007 Kawasaki Z1000 RM71,900.00 .yang baru lagi mahal la ….
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