Although you might win a few races on the 2008 Kawasaki Z 1000 due to the power in its 599cc displacement four-cylinder engine, this bike is really built for style and comfort. This is a sport touring bike, not a pure sport bike. In eye-catching Candy Plasma Blue or sleek Ebony, this bike has an aerodynamic, sporty look, characterized by an angled front fairing and wind-gobbling air scoop, that will bring a smile to your face whenever you approach it, helmet in hand, and it will probably catch the eye of more than a few passersby along the way. It also comes with a wide, two-piece seat that lets you really relax in the saddle, and that combined with the relatively low seat height means that even bigger riders can really enjoy the ride. The positioning is ideal, with handlebars within easy, comfortable reach and well-seated mirrors. The seating is a bit more upright than some, which tends to add to the comfort level without hurting your control too significantly, especially when you’re not opening things up to top speeds.