2017 Kawasaki Z1000R Revealed. Specs & Gallery

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. 

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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. 

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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.

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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. 

Year introduced 2017
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
Frame Twin-tube, aluminium
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.

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