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Honda CB1000R vs Kawasaki Z 1000 Comparison

The detailed Motorcycles comparison of Honda CB1000R and Kawasaki Z 1000, based on price, specifications & other features is shown below. The Honda CB1000R priced at RM 74,999 while the Kawasaki Z 1000 Motorcycles has a price tag of RM 78,220 . Comparing the technical specifications, Kawasaki Z 1000 engine displacement is 1043 while the Honda CB1000R houses a 998 engine.

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Overview: Honda CB1000R vs Kawasaki Z 1000

Key Features

Start Option Electric Electric
Displacement 998 cc 1043 cc
Maximum Power 143.4 hp 140 hp

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Things we like

For the purists

Race honed performance

Top-notch handling


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Aggressive design

Impressive performance


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Things we don't like

Expensive than the competition

Outdated looks

Lacking in tech

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Pillion comfort

Stiff ride quality

Lack of modern electronic safety aids

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Engine & Performance

Cooling System Liquid Cooled Liquid Cooled
No. Of Strokes 4-Stroke 4-Stroke
No. Of Cylinder 4 4
Valve Configuration DOHC DOHC
Compression Ratio 11.6:1 11.8:1
Displacement 998 1043
Drive Type Chain Drive Chain Drive
Clutch Type Wet, Multi-Plate Wet, Multi-Plate
Maximum Torque 104 Nm 111 Nm
Exhaust Pipes 4 In 2 In 1 Exhaust Dual Exhaust
Bore X Stroke 75 mm x 56.5 mm 77 mm x 56 mm
Engine Type In-Line 4-Cylinder, Liquid Cooled, DOHC In-Line Four Cylinders, 4-Stroke, Liquid-Cooled
Maximum Power 143.4 140
RPM at Maximum Power 7500 10000
RPM at Maximum Torque 8250 7300
Fuel Tank Capacity (litres) 16.2 L 17.0 L
Valves Per Cylinder -- 4
Injection Type -- Fuel Injection
Lubrication System -- Forced Lubrication, Wet Sump
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Height 1090 mm 1055 mm
Seating Capacity 2 1
Ground Clearance 135 mm 125 mm
Length 2120 mm 2045 mm
Wheel Base 1455 mm 1435 mm
Kerb Weight 212 kg 221 kg
Category Sport Sport
Seat Height 830 mm 815 mm
Width 789 mm 790 mm
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Fuel & Ignition

Start Option Electric Electric
Fuel Type Petrol Petrol
Fuel Supply System PGM-FI Fuel Injection
Ignition System Digital Transistorised Digital

Chassis & Suspension

Side Wings Yes Yes
Body Frame Material Steel Alloy
Seat Type Dual Stepped Single Seat
Body Frame Type Backbone Twin Tube
Front Suspension Showa Separate Function Fr Fork Big Piston (SFF-BP) Inverted Fork
Rear Suspension Showa Balance Free Rear Cushion (BRFC) Back Link
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Wheels & Tyres

Front Wheel Size R17 ZR17
Rear Wheel Size R17 ZR17
Front Tyre 120/70 R17 120/70 ZR17
Tyre Type Radial, Tubeless Runflat
Rear Tyre 190/55 R17 190/50 ZR17

Gear & Transmission

Gear Box 6-Speed 6-Speed
Transmission Type Manual Manual

Safety & Security

Back Rest No No
ABS Yes Yes
Pass Switch Yes Yes
Engine Immobilizer Optional Optional --
Anti-Theft Alarm Optional Optional --
Central Locking Optional Optional --
Shutter Lock No No
Leg Guards No No
Launch Control No No
Wheel Lock Front/back No No
Side Reflectors Yes --
Riding Modes Standard, Sport, Rain, User Standard, Sport, Rain, User Sport Sport
Engine Check Warning -- Yes
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Side Stand Indicator No No
Odometer Digital Digital Digital Digital
Display Screen Yes Yes
Fuel Gauge Digital Digital Digital Digital
Navigator No No
Speedometer Digital Digital Digital Digital
Tripmeter Yes Yes
Tachometer Yes Yes
Oil Change Indicator -- Yes
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Differentiating Features

Height Adjustable Seats No No
Cruise Control No No


Adjustable Headlights Yes Yes
Accessory Outlet No --
Head Lamp LED LED Bulb Bulb
Battery Voltage 12 V, 8.6 Ah 12 V, 8.6 Ah 12 V 12 V
Indicator Light Yes Yes
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Rear Brake Disc Disc Disc Disc
Front Brake Dual Disc Dual Disc Dual Disc Dual Disc

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Honda CB1000R vs Kawasaki Z 1000 FAQs

Which Motorcycle is cheaper between Honda CB1000R vs Kawasaki Z 1000?

CB1000R is priced at RM 74,999 and Z 1000 is priced at RM 78,220 . Hence CB1000R is the cheapest amongst these Motorcycle.

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Which Motorcycle has Higher ground clearance between CB1000R vs Z 1000?

The CB1000R comes with a ground clearance of 135 mm , on the other hand the Z 1000 comes with a ground clearance of 125 mm , hence the Honda CB1000R has better ground clearence and off roading capabilities.

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What is CB1000R vs Z 1000 dimension size comparison?

The CB1000R dimension are 2120 mm length, 789 mm width, 1090 mm height while the Z 1000 Dimensions are 2045 mm length, 790 mm width, 1055 mm height. Hence the CB1000R is more longer more wider and more higher.

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