We already showed you the first glimpse of the 2014 Kawasaki Z1000 two weeks ago, but with just a few days until the start of the 2013 EICMA show, Kawasaki’s new naked bike is giving us the full monty, courtesy of Japan’s Mr. Bike. Getting a chance to film the new Kawasaki Z1000 with up-close panning shots, we are even treated to the new Z’s exhaust note.
For the new model year, things seem to be mainly an aesthetic overhaul — the great internet debate is now whether the new Z1000 retains its predecessor’s 136hp motor, or whether the machine gets the 140hp lump from the Kawasaki Z1000SX. One would presume the latter, though both engines are of the same ilk and difficult to distinguish from visually.
Whatever the case may be, power output will be roughly similar, with maybe the 2014 Kawasaki Z1000 getting 4hp or so extra. From the screen captures though, we can see that ABS has been added to the new Kawasaki Z1000, and a quick look at the dash shows us that Kawasaki’s dual-riding mode system is present, along with its three-level KTRC traction control system.
Full details on the 2014 Kawasaki Z1000 will drop Tuesday, November 5th at the EICMA show, and Asphalt & Rubber will be there to bring you all the info.
Source: Mr. Bike