Kawasaki presents an updated “R Edition” version of its predator-like super naked
Kawasaki Z1000R Edition comes with a Euro 4 engine, updated brakes, and a new rear suspension. Plus some other refinements.
The 2017 R Edition features a higher-spec Brembo configuration – dual semi-floating 310 mm Brembo discs. Caliper: Dual radial-mount, Brembo M50 monobloc, opposed 4-piston.
Kawasaki also replaced the rear suspension with a new Öhlins S46DR1S gas-charged shock with rebound damping and remote spring preload adjustability.
As for the styling, the new Z1000R Edition comes with new graphics, a better-looking seat, and new die-cast aggressive mirrors.
The new version of the super-naked has a gear position indicator on the dashboard and a kind of “shift up” blipper.
The new fuel tank design offers a larger capacity – 17 liters [4,49 gal]. The new wheels are 1,5 kg lighter compared to the ones featured on the standard version.
The engine meets the Euro 4 regulations and develops the same power – 142 PS @10,000 rpm and the torque curve is electronically refined.
Kawasaki Z1000’s main rival is the Suzuki GSX-S 1000.
|Max power (horsepower, KW)||142 PS @10,000 rpm|
|Max torque (NM, lb-ft)||111 Nm|
|Top speed (km/h, mph)||n.a.|
|Engine (CC, CI)||1,043 cc|
|Weight (KG, Lbs.)||221 kg (487 lbs)|
|Seat Height (CM, IN”)||815 mm|
|Front Brake||Dual floating disc brakes, dual-piston floating calipers, diameter 310 mm, Brembo M50 monobloc calipers|
|Rear Brake||Single disc brake, diameter 250 mm|
|Front Tire Size||120/70/ZR17|
|Rear Tire Size||190/50/ZR17|
|Front suspension||Upside-down fork Ø 41 mm, fully adjustable|
|Rear suspension||Öhlins S46DR1S gas-charged shock|
|Fuel Tank (L, Gal)||17 L (4,49 Gal)|
|Avg. fuel consumption (L/100 KM, MPG)||n.a.|
|Safety||ABS, Slippery Clutch|
|Price (EUR, USD)||n.a.|