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Kawasaki Z1000 R Edition Performance

Kawasaki Z1000 R Edition Performance

With its sculpted bodywork and standard fit Akrapovic silencer, the Z1000R Performance brings the aggressive and unique Sugomi inspired Z design to the next level, stripping off all unnecessary flourishes to boldly highlight brutal functionality. Enhancing the riding impact, the new engine and chassis settings deliver a stiffer, more direct ride transforming the Z1000R Performance into the definitive Supernaked.

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Cash Price £12,549
Deposit £99
Total Amount of Credit £12,450
Duration of Agreement 37 Months
Monthly Payment £222.55
Final Payment £6,775
Total Amout Payable £14,885.80
Representative APR 5.9%


Figures correct at time of print but subject to change. All finance is subject to status and is only available to applicants aged 18 and over. Finance provided by Black Horse Finance, St William House, Tresillian Terrace, Cardiff, CF10 5BH, or MotoNovo Finance, One Central Square, Cardiff, CF10 1FS. Please speak to us for full scheme and qualifying model details.

With its unique Sugomi design philosophy and a reputation for being among the most authentic Supernaked machines currently available, the standard Z1000 has just been joined for 2017 by the stunning Z1000 R Edition.
Fully Euro4 compliant and sacrificing none of the power and performance of previous models, the Z1000 R Edition takes the combination of aggressive styling and incredible rider-focussed Kawasaki engineering to another level.

Equipped with braking and suspension components of the highest order, the R Edition has an evocative, menacing Metallic Spark Black and Metallic Graphite Grey colour scheme that is underpinned by a special graphic package complete with yellow-green accents, seat material embossed with the Z logo and further individual touches adding to an incredible visual appearance.

Catching the eye too are 310mm Brembo floating front disc rotors with lateral grooves for heat dissipation acted on by state-of-the-art Brembo M50 calipers supplied by stainless steel braided brake lines.

Handling care of an Öhlins S46DR1S rear shock is made easily adjustable thanks to a remote pre-load adjuster. Combined with revised front fork settings and a modified rear suspension linkage ratio, the handling of the Z1000 R Edition is both more refined and responsive.

In terms of electronics, revised ECU settings account for smoother power delivery while a digital gear position indicator is augmented by and an adjustable shift-up light which illuminates the rev counter display as the desired ratio change speed is achieved.

Already a highly respected and inviting machine, the announcement of the Z1000 R Edition will delight those fans of naked streetfighter class machines that like their ride to be refined yet raw.

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
Fuel system Fuel injection:φ38 mm x 4 (Keihin) with oval sub-throttles
Ignition Digital
Starting Electric
Lubrication Forced lubrication, wet sump
Performance & Transmission
Maximum power 104.5 kW {142 PS} / 10,000 rpm
Maximum torque 111 Nm {11.3 kgf*m} / 7,300 rpm
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 1.107 (31/28)
Final Reduction Ratio 2.867 (43/15)
Clutch Wet multi-disc, manual


Brakes, front Dual semi-floating 310mm petal discs. Caliper: Dual radial-mount, monobloc, opposed 4-piston
Brakes, rear Single 250mm petal disc. Caliper: single-piston
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 daming and preload adjustability

Frame & Dimensions
Frame type Aluminium twin-tube
Rake/Trail 24.5o / 101 mm
Wheel travel, front 120 mm
Wheel travel, rear 122 mm
Tyre, front 120/70ZR17M/C (58W)
Tyre, rear 190/50ZR17M/C (73W)
Steering angle, left / right 29o / 29o
Dimensions (L x W x H) 2,045 mm x 790 mm x 1,055
Wheelbase 1,435 mm
Ground Clearance 125 mm
Fuel capacity 17 litres
Seat height 815 mm
Curb Mass 221 kg