Kawasaki Z 1000

4.63 | 19 Review(s)
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In Malaysia, Kawasaki has discontinued the Z 1000 and this Motorcycles model is out of production.

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Kawasaki Z 1000 Pros & Cons

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Things we like in Z 1000

Aggressive design

Impressive performance


Things we don't like in Z 1000

Pillion comfort

Stiff ride quality

Lack of modern electronic safety aids

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Recent Updates of Z 1000

The Kawasaki Z1000 was first introduced during the 2013 EICMA show in Milan, Italy. The Kawasaki Z 1000 has several visual and mechanical upgrades. The most noticeable alteration to the Z1000 is the addition of a new LED-spec headlamp assembly. The Z 1000 is powered by a 1,043cc liquid-cooled inline-four engine that produces 142 bhp at 10,000 rpm and 111 Nm at 7,300 rpm. The ECU settings, crankshaft timings have been updated to enhance the performance. The Z1000 is equipped with a large piston fork that provides lightweight and good wheel control, as well as one-piece monobloc radial-mount front brake callipers that provide outstanding stopping. It also receives a new analogue and digital instrument cluster, which has a big tachometer and a digital display that provides information on current riding conditions and settings.

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Z 1000 Videos

Watch the video review of Kawasaki Z 1000 to learn about interior, exterior, performance, mileage and more.

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Kawasaki Z 1000 Review 2024

The Kawasaki Z1000 has remained almost unchanged all these years in its basic essence, but that hasn’t deterred its popularity and desirability. The flagship roadster from Kawasaki not only looks menacing but has the performance to match its extrovert appeal. In Malaysia, the Kawasaki Z1000 retails for RM 78,216, and is available in the sole paint shade of grey with green highlights.

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Brand Kawasaki Malaysia
Price RM 78,220
Body Type Super Sport


Engine 1043 cc
Transmission Type Manual
Power Output 140 hp and 111 Nm of torque
Fuel Type Petrol
Drive Type Chain Drive


Seating Capacity 1 Seater
Width 790 mm
Length 2045 mm
Height 1055 mm
Ground Clearance 125 mm

Kawasaki Z 1000 Design

The overall design of the Kawasaki Z1000 hasn’t gone under many significant changes in almost last five years, but it still looks as if it has arrived from the future. The Z1000 looks extremely extrovert and futuristic, which makes the bike look very different from its peers.

The Kawasaki Z1000 has got an angry looking front fascia, which consists of a sloping bikini fairing incorporating two sleek full LED headlamps shaped like predator’s eyes. The bike does get a very small tinted visor behind the instrument console, which is almost useless.

From the sides, the bike looks massively impressive with its taut and muscular stance. The fuel tank looks bulky and macho, and is equipped with tank extensions which extend all the way down to the engine, making it look vertically much bigger than what it is. The almost non-existent side body cowls, and pointy and high-mounted tail section gives the Z1000 a very aggressive stance. The tail section ends up in a small LED tail lamp and a pillion seat, which looks like a rear seat cowl isolation. The dual exhaust pipes on either side stacked vertically one over the other and enhance the muscular appeal of the Z1000.

Another highlight of the motorcycle is its fully digital instrument console. The unit is divided into two segments. The first half of the tachometer and some tell-tale lights are placed on the upper partition and the second half of the tachometer (post the redline) and other data like speedometer, odometer, trip meters, fuel gauge and temperature gauge on the lower one. As expected, quality levels and fit and finish is impeccable.

Z 1000 Ride & Handling

The Kawasaki Z1000 is armed with a fantastic suspension setup. It includes 41 mm inverted telescopic forks with step-less compression and rebound damping and spring preload adjustability at the front. At the rear are present Horizontal Back-link, gas-charged mono-shock with step-less rebound damping, and preload adjustability at the rear.

The suspension is quite stiffly sprung to make it an agile handler, which though takes a toll on its overall ride quality, which is jerky at some places. For stopping duties, the Kawasaki Z1000 is fitted with dual 310 mm petal disc brakes at the front and a single 250 mm petal disc brake at the rear.

Kawasaki Z 1000 Engine & Fuel Consumption

The Kawasaki Z1000 sources its power from a four-stroke, inline four, liquid-cooled, fuel injected 1043 cc engine. This particular engine is bigger in size compared to that of the Ninja ZX-10R, though it is in a very different state of tune, and produces 142 PS of raw power and 111 Nm of torque. In a typical roadster’s engine fashion, the Z1000 engine’s has meaty top end grunt, with a sizeable performance stacked in the midrange as well. The engine is coupled with a 6-speed gearbox with short gear ratios.

Z 1000 Braking & Safety

Unlike many of its competitors, the Kawasaki Z1000 misses out on many sophisticated electronic riding aids which are now taken for granted in this particular category of litre class roadsters. The Z1000 is equipped with only a dual channel ABS and assist and slipper clutch, and nothing else, thus making the bike feel a bit old school in this department.

Kawasaki Z 1000 Verdict

The price at which the Kawasaki Z1000 is being offered makes it a stupendous value for money, and it has a couple of reasons to justify this tag. The extra-terrestrial styling and stance make the Z1000 look ultra-modern even after five years of the existence of its basic design. The engine packs in the performance to match its extrovert appeal, and it handles like a charm even after looking this heavy and intimidating. However, we do wish that it had modern safety features to match its futuristic appeal too.

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  • Experience unadulterated fun and frolic on the move

    The never ending fun that I could achieve with every dose of ride over this Kawasaki model has reduced my age to minimum ten years to what it really...

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    Steven Jan 30, 2024 for Kawasaki Z 1000
  • Sport tourer capability within competent price range

    Finding a good bike can be a struggle these days because of the endless number of options available in the market. I was looking for a motorcycle...

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    Nabilah Jul 11, 2023 for Kawasaki Z 1000
  • Agility at top

    Powered by a 1043 cc in-line four cylinder engine, the Kawasaki Z1000 is an agile performer on road. It delivers a total power output of 140 hp at...

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    Iffaan Jun 26, 2023 for Kawasaki Z 1000
  • The handling of this model is my highlight

    What I am about to share may be scary so discretion is advised. I was going at a fairly fast pace down the highway and I didn’t notice an exit...

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    yiizzan Jun 09, 2023 for Kawasaki Z 1000
  • A high-performance naked bike

    Kawasaki Z-1000 is an impressive sports naked bike with excellent handling and performance. Over the years, Kawasaki has made many changes to this...

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    Aswab Apr 24, 2023 for Kawasaki Z 1000
  • Powerful Making Of all Times!

    The Kawasaki Z 1000 has received numerous mechanical and visual enhancements. The addition of a brand-new LED-spec headlamp assembly is the Z1000's...

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    fahim Feb 27, 2023 for Kawasaki Z 1000
  • Exclusive Kawasaki bike that is meant for real-world riding purpose

    If you aim at finding a bike that has practically come out of a sci-fi movie, I guess you should keep your search on. This is one such exclusive bike...

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    Firash Sep 13, 2022 for Kawasaki Z 1000
  • The most powerful naked bike to have come into the picture

    The Kawasaki Z 1000 has been my latest addition! While this is very similar to its 1000cc counterpart, the bike takes the lead in terms of agility...

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    faizin Jul 07, 2022 for Kawasaki Z 1000
  • The ultimate street bike

    The Kawasaki Z 1000 is a bike that is engineered to be the ultimate street bike that you can find on road. What makes the bike different from the...

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    Bernardino Apr 21, 2022 for Kawasaki Z 1000
  • Powerful streetfighter

    Those who have ridden the Kawasaki Z1000 will know how powerful this bike is. The 1043cc engine outputs raw power. Acceleration is super fast. I...

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    Zayana Jan 13, 2022 for Kawasaki Z 1000
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