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2014 Kawasaki Z1000 ABS Comparison Photo Gallery
The Kawasaki has one heck of an engine. We love its strong bottom-end and mid-range power. It’s plenty playful and fun to ride, too.
Where does the 2014 Kawasaki Z1000 ABS stack up in the 2014 Four-Cylinder Streetfighter comapro? See photos in the 2014 Kawasaki Z1000 ABS Comparison photo gallery and read the full review in the
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At a full sport pace the Kawasaki’s chassis doesn’t have the same level of composure as the other more expensive bikes.
Despite weighing the most, the Z1000 was easily the smallest-feeling motorcycle in this group—still it will be pretty comfortable for a wide range of riders.
The Z1000 is powered by a purpose-built 1043cc water-cooled Inline Four. It has plenty of low-end and mid-range power but doesn’t have the top-end muscle to run with the faster bikes.
The Z1000 is a typical Japanese bike in the fact that it has few quirks and is easy to get up to speed on.
The Z1000’s ABS system worked well and was capable of stopping the motorcycle in a shorter distance than the BMW’s ABS. Problem is it can’t be manually disabled.
Despite its more street-oriented suspension settings the Z delivered a rougher ride on the freeway than the other motorcycles.
The Z1000’s instrumentation is basic but legible. However it lacks adjustable engine power modes and traction control as offered on its competitor’s platforms.
2014 Kawasaki Z1000 ABS - $11,999
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