The Kawasaki’s Z1000 liter-class nuked motorcycle, was recently updated to the year 2021. The Japanese manufacturer unveiled the updated motorcycle in the international market. 2021 Kawasaki Z1000 does not feature many changes as compared to the previous model.
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What’s New For Kawasaki Z1000 2021?
The updated motorcycle features a new paint scheme. 2021 Kawasaki z1000 features an all-black paint scheme. Red stripes complement that on both side fairings, headlight shrouds, and rear fairing. It also features a red line on both wheels.
Kawasaki will offer 2021 z1000 with one color choice only. The previous model used a black and green paint scheme, which is no longer available apart from the new paint. All other features remain the same on the new model.
It continues to feature the distinctive twin-pod headlamp. That gives the motorcycle an aggressive-looking front fissure. Adding to the looks are the muscular-looking fuel tank and a sleek tail section. The side profile of the bike is accentuated by twin exhaust units placed on both sides.
The motorcycle features LED headlamps, taillamps, and turn signal indicators. It also features a semi-digital instrument cluster that offers a host of information to the rider. However, we would have liked to see a TFT console considering the price point of the motorcycle in 2021.
Kawasaki Z1000 Specs
Kawasaki z1000 will feature an updated version of the same engine that powered the bs4 models. The engine will be updated to meet BS6 emission standards. That indicates a motorcycle with cleaner emissions, which will make it legal in the Indian market.
The liquid-cooled in-line 4-cylinder 1043 cc DOHC engine. That produces a maximum of 140 brake horsepower at 10000 rpm and a peak torque of 111-newton meters at 7300 RPM. The engine comes mated to a 6-speed gearbox with a slip assist clutch.
Kawasaki Z1000 Top Speed Video
The motorcycle comes with the bare minimum electronic aids such as dual-channel abs. The bike misses out on the brand’s traction control or any form of cornering abs offered on other models in the lineup.
|Engine||4-stroke, 4-cylinder, DOHC, 16-valve, liquid-cooled|
|Bore x Stroke||77.0 x 56.0 mm|
|Maximum Torque||81.7 lb-ft @ 7,300 rpm|
|Fuel System||DFI® with 38mm Keihin throttle bodies (4) and oval sub-throttles|
|Ignition||TCBI with digital advance|
|Transmission||6-speed, return shift|
|Final Drive||Sealed chain|
Suspension on the motorcycle is handled by a 41-millimeter BPF inverted fork sourced from Shova. And a horizontal black link mono-shock setup at the rear from Olins, both suspension units are fully adjustable.
|Front Suspension / Wheel Travel||41mm inverted cartridge fork with stepless compression and rebound damping, adjustable spring preload/4.7 in|
|Rear Suspension / Wheel Travel||Horizontal mono-shock with stepless rebound damping, remotely adjustable spring preload/5.4 in|
Braking on the motorcycle is done via 320-millimeter dual petal discs with radially-mounted monoblock calipers. And a 250-millimeter petal unit at the rear.
|Front Brakes||310 mm petal-shaped double-disc, Dual radial fixation with 4 opposing pistons;|
|Rear Brakes||Single 250mm petal-style disc with single-piston caliper, ABS|
The motorcycle features 17-inch lightweight alloy wheels shot with high-performance tires.
|Front Tire||120/70 ZR17|
|Rear Tire||190/50 ZR17|
- Total length: 2,045 mm;
- Width: 790 mm;
- Total height: 1,055 mm;
- Between axles: 1,435 mm;
- Minimum height from the ground: 125 mm;
- Seat height: 815 mm;
- Weight in running order: 221 kg;
- Tank capacity: 17 liters.
|Frame Type||Aluminum backbone|
|Overall Length||82.7 in|
|Overall Width||31.1 in|
|Overall Height||46.7 / 48.6 in|
|Ground Clearance||5.1 in|
|Seat Height||32.1 in|
|Curb Weight||516.0 lb**|
|Fuel Capacity||5.0 gal|
|Color Choices||Metallic Spark Black/Metallic Matte Carbon Gray|
|Warranty||12 Month Limited Warranty|
|Kawasaki Protection Plus™ (optional)||12, 24, 36, or 48 months|
Kawasaki Z1000 Milage
Mileage is not quite the strength of this Kawasaki Z1000 2021. While having a great fit & finish and excellent power, this Supernaked spends 13 to 16 km per liter.
2021 Kawasaki Z1000 Price
Kawasaki is not a cheap motorcycle, but the performance, design, and all the features it delivers can make it worthwhile to buy a Z1000 2021.
There is 2 version of the Z1000 Standard and R Edition, see:
- Kawasaki Z1000: $ 10100;
- Kawasaki Z1000 R Edition: $ 10500.
Kawasaki Z1000 2021 Review Video
The Kawasaki Z1000 is still one of the most affordable liter-class premium motorcycles sold in the Indian market. Kawasaki could bring the 2021 motorcycle to the Indian market. It is owing to the growing demand for performance motorcycles in the market.
Not much has changed on 2021 z1000 as a result the prices can be expected to remain similar to the previous model when launched in India.