Kawasaki Z1000R Breaks Cover
- by Arun Mohan Nadar
- Nov 1, 2016
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The R edition of the popular Z1000 is now Euro IV compliant and gets updated cycle parts
As part of its 2017 model line-up, Kawasaki Motors unveiled the new Z1000 in an “R edition” avatar. The biggest talking point about the new motorcycle is the fact that it is Euro IV emission norm compliant. Kawasaki also claim that they have achieved the Euro IV emission compliance without affecting the power output figures, which is an impressive feat achieved by the Japanese two-wheeler giant. Also, now the Kawasaki Z1000R features top-spec Brembo M50 monobloc calipers that bite on 310mm diameter Brembo floating front discs as seen on its faired sibling – the Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R. Additionally, the brake lines are now stainless steel braided. All of these changes should improve the braking performance of the motorcycle.
Cycle parts updates haven’t been restricted to the braking department, and the Kawasaki Z1000R gets equipped with Ohlins S46DR1S, fully-adjustable monoshock unit with remote preload adjuster. Damping duties at the front are handled by 41mm dia USD forks but the settings have been changed to match the performance of the Ohlins system at the rear. Kawasaki engineers have also revised the ECU settings to make the power delivery smoother than the older model.
The instrument console now features a gear position indicator and gets adjustable shift-light. To make the Kawasaki Z1000R stand out from the standard motorcycle, it features a special Metallic Spark Black and Metallic Graphite Grey paint scheme, with unique graphics, while the saddle gets a Z logo. The stock 2017 Kawasaki Z1000 will also get two new shades of Metallic Spark Black and Golden Blazed Green as well as Candy Burnt Orange and Flat Ebony. Given the fact that the Z1000 comes to our shores via the CBU route, we can expect the 2017 Kawasaki Z1000 and the Z100R to be launched in India by mid-2017.