The 2013 Kawasaki Z1000 comes with serious torque, comfortable ergonomics, and a mesmerizing aesthetic make for an unforgettable experience as seen on previous model. The distinctive look begins with a front cowl that slopes back radically, highlighting the Z’s aggression, and the line-beam headlights are integrated nicely into that angled cowl. The seat is low and narrow at the front to make ground contact easy, and flows beautifully rearward to end in a futuristically retro LED tail light behind a red lens. The muscular aesthetic will definitely turn heads wherever it takes you.
The 2013 Kawasaki Z1000′s aluminum frame design allows a narrow mid-section, which fosters a high degree of rider comfort and feedback in addition to keeping weight low and chassis rigidity high. It is similar in concept to the Ninja® ZX™-10R’s, cradles the engine from above. At the engine side, the inline-four packs impressive horsepower combined with the sort of flexible, mid-range-heavy power delivery. From nearly any rpm, rolling the throttle provides the kind of instant gratification most sportbikes just can’t quite muster, all with a silky smooth, highly intoxicating response. The engine bolts solidly to the frame in three places, stressed-member-style, and there’s also a rubber mount at the upper rear crankcase area for added vibration damping and torsional rigidity. Suspension at both ends is thoroughly modern and wickedly functional, and the Z’s five-spoke wheels, with spokes machined near the rims for a custom look. Find more about the detail specification and features on 2013 Kawasaki Z1000.
2013 Kawasaki Z1000 Specification
Engine Type – Four-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, four valves per cylinder, inline-four
Fuel System – DFI® with four 38mm Keihin throttle bodies, oval sub-throttles
Displacement – 1,043cc
Bore x Stroke – 77.0 x 56.0mm
Compression Ratio – 11.8:1
Ignition – TCBI with Digital Advance
Rake/Trail – 24.5°/4.1 in.
Transmission – 6-Speed
Final Drive – X-Ring Chain
Chassis and Dimension
Available Colors – Golden Blazed Green/Metallic Spark Black
Frame Type – Aluminum Backbone
Front Suspension/Wheel Travel – 41 mm inverted cartridge fork with step-less compression and rebound damping, adjustable spring preload/4.7 in.
Rear Suspension/Wheel Travel – Horizontal monoshock with step-less rebound damping, adjustable spring preload/5.4 in.
Front Tire Size – 120/70 ZR17
Rear Tire Size – 190/50 ZR17
Front Brakes – Dual 300mm petal-type rotors with radial-mount four-piston calipers
Rear Brakes – Single 250mm petal-type rotor with single-piston caliper
Fuel Capacity – 4.0 gal.
Dimension (L, W, H) – 82.5 in., 31.7 in., 42.7 in.
Wheelbase – 56.7 in.
Seat Height – 32.1 in.
Curb Weight – 481 lbs.
2013 Kawasaki Z1000 Features
Engine and Transmission – Liquid-cooled inline-four offers substantial power at all rpm levels, providing effortless acceleration in almost any situation, while bore and stroke dimensions of 77.0 x 56.0mm offer the best possible balance of peak power and low and mid-range flexibility. The crankshaft is positioned low in the crankcase assembly to allow a longer stroke without adding engine height. A secondary balancer, driven off a gear on the sixth web of the crankshaft, eliminates excess vibration. The intake system routes cool air to the airbox from ducts above the radiator shrouds, minimizing performance loss due to heated intake air. A resonator inside the airbox reduces noise at low rpm, and enhances intake sound at high rpm.
Chassis and Suspension – Aluminum backbone frame designed that make the bike narrow and easy to grip with the knees for maximum rider comfort and feedback. Lightweight and highly rigid, the frame uses the engine as a stressed member for a firm, planted feeling and enhanced stability. The five-piece construction consists of steering stem, left and right main frames, and two cross pieces. The two main frame components have open C-shaped cross sections. The inverted fork is adjustable for compression damping, rebound damping and spring preload and protected from harm by a cool-looking shroud. Rear suspension design positions the shock unit and linkage above the swing-arm where it’s less exposed to exhaust heat and contributes to mass centralization. The 300mm front petal-style brake discs are gripped by opposed four-piston radial-mount calipers, and the rear brake is a single-piston, pin-slide caliper gripping a 250mm petal-style disc, to ensure the stopping power on 2013 Kawasaki Z1000.