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 2014 Four-Cylinder Streetfighter Shootout.
- 2014 Four-Cylinder Streetfighter Shootout – Horsepower Graph
- 2014 Four-Cylinder Streetfighter Shootout – Torque Graph
- At a full sport pace the Kawasaki’s chassis doesn’t have the same level of composure as the other more expensive 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 2014 Kawasaki Z1000 ABS - $11,999
- 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.