An 1199cc, 110-bhp, liquid-cooled parallel-twin powers the XT1200Z. Locating the radiator on the left side and the battery and electrical components on the right allows the compact motor to be mounted as low and far forward as possible, centralizing mass. The cast-aluminum swingarm is extra-long for better traction, and shaft drive decreases maintenance. Spoked, tubeless wheels in 19-inch front/17-inch rear sizes suggest some semblance of off-road aptitude, though the 575-pound (claimed) wet weight will discourage hard-core dirt diversions. Traction control can be disabled for off-road use but the ABS cannot-another limiting factor.