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.