The 2013 Kawasaki Z1000 is a sleek, futuristic, fast motorcycle that is just as exhilarating to ride as it is to look at. This bike has a great balance between artistic design and an engine that delivers an abundance of power. The 2013 Kawasaki Z1000 is a sport bike that does not lack horse power and strength despite its elegant curves and look. Its 16-cylinder, 1043cc four-cylinder engine gives the rider a roaring 123.2 horsepower at 10,000 revolutions per minute (rpm) and 73.6 lb-ft of torque at 7500rpm. This bike has no lack of power and torque which is very clear on the first ride.
The Kawasaki Z1000 was introduced in 1977 and has undergone several updates to keep up with the changing styles in order to keep their part of the market. In 2003 they completely redesigned the bike’s look, altered the frame for better engine support, added compression damping forks, and four piston brake calipers. In 2007 they changed the exhaust system and added more low-mid range rpm, both for increased top speed.
Finally in 2010, Kawasaki redesigned this model to not only modernize the body and curves of the bike but to also give the rider a bike that showcases futuristic concepts. The bike begins with a low-mount front cowl with line beam headlights that are positioned very nicely to continue the aggressive look. This continues to an exaggerated fuel tank that allows the rider to comfortably grip the bike with his or her legs. The seat is slightly lower and narrower than on typical bikes to give more control while riding.
Under the seat is the heart of the bike, the engine. The Kawasaki Z comes with a four-cylinder, 16-valve, 1043cc engine that gives instant power when the throttle is engaged. Its liquid cooling, horizontal in-line engine configuration is one that will not disappoint.