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Kawasaki Z1000

Kawasaki Z1000

The backbone style Kawasaki motorcycle frame on the Z1000 is made of high tensile steel that supports the large displacement 1000cc Z1 motor as a stressed member.

Kawasaki Z1000 Naked Bike suspension comes standard with a high quality performance Kayaba KYB rear shock and inverted front forks for performance motorcycle handling.

The Z1000 standard motorcycle OEM tires sizes from the Kawasaki factory consist of a 120/70ZR-17 front tire and a 190/50ZR-17 rear tire. You can and should update the rear tire to the more modern 190/55ZR-17. These are serious performance sportbike tire and wheel sizes that any motorcyclist can appreciate on a streetbike.

The Kawasaki Z1000 sportbike motorcycle holds gallons 4.8 / 18 liters of fuel.

The Kawasaki Z1000 has sportbike consistent specifications with wheelbase at 1420 mm / 56 inches. Rake and trail is 24 degrees: 101 mm / 4.0 inches and seat height is 32 inches / 820 mm.

The front brakes on the The Kawasaki Z1000 are powerful Nissin sportbike four piston calipers and the disc brakes are massive 300 mm floating rotors to bring this fast Naked Bike to a stop.

The Kawasaki Z1000 weighs in at an impressive dry weight of 440 lbs that allows the rider to perform superbike style maneuvers and knee drag with ease on any back road or race track.

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The Z1000 Streetfighter features a liquid cooled Kawasaki 953cc inline 4 cylinder DOHC 16 valve motorcycle engine with high tech fuel injection.

The Kawasaki Z1000 Streetfighter Z1 engine horsepower is measured at a powerful 125 hp and the torque is 70 foot pounds at 10,000 rpm for liter bike fun when twisting the throttle.

The Z1000 uses a factory modified Kawasaki Ninja ZX-9R motorcycle engine which is bored out by 2.2 mm for bigger displacement for a lot of low end RPM horsepower and strong torque!

The powerful Kawasaki Z1000 motorcycle engine bore x stroke is 77.2 mm x 50.9 mm.

The Kawasaki Z1000 transmission is a constant mesh return shift 6 speed with a multi plate wet clutch and the final drive is built with durable steel sprockets and a strong 530 O-ring chain.

The Kawasaki Z1000 Streetfighter has aluminum motocross style handlebars and an instrument cluster including a tachometer, speedometer and a fuel gauge, The front headlight has a bikini faring style cowling. The Z1000 is perfect in any motorcycling situation with great riding comfort and the dual Muzzy exhaust system seen below produced a great sound!

For a great ride with super sharp handling and superbike style big power delivery, the Kawasaki Z1000 Streetfighter / Naked Bike / Sportbike is an amazing motorcycle to ride and is a rider favorite worldwide gaining respect from all forms of motorcycling and motorcyclists alike.

The tail section on the original Z1000 used the exact same tail section as the Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R 636 at the time for a very aerodynamic look and was functional as well at high speeds along with sportbike ergonomics and stylings that flowed with the sporty lines of the Z1.

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The Kawasaki Z1000 motorcycle video test ride below shows the real way to ride one of these bikes.

The Kawasaki Z1000 is a performance sportbike motorcycle that combines big horsepower with great handling and a style that is unmatched by any street bike. The Kawasaki Z1000 sportbike is famous for being what is known as a Streetfighter or Naked Bike with it’s 1000cc motor, sportbike chassis geometry, high mounted handlebars and the absence of full fairing bodywork seen on superbike racing motorcycles. Make no mistake, this awesome motorcycle is a tried and true sportbike without a doubt. Different from a Standard streetbike motorcycle, this bike turns in sharp and has plenty of liter bike engine power and is capable of very high top speeds. Below are all of the Kawasaki Z1000 specs. This page features the 2003, 2004, 2005, and 2006 Kawasaki Z1000.

*Important News* If your 2003, 2004, 2005 or 2006 Kawasaki Z1000 won’t start and the starter just spins over and won’t fire up, Motorcycling Online has found the solution to this very common Z1000 problem that has been a mystery to us. After trying and replacing many things like the ECU, battery, fuel pump, fall over tip over sensor, crank position sensor, cam position sensor and starter relay, it still wouldn’t start. We found that there was a small broken gray ignition wire under the key ignition cylinder behind the headlight. Remove the headlight and pull the rubber cap off underneath the ignition area to expose the group of wires shown below in photos and a video. It seems that moving the handlebars back and forth over time causes the wiring harness to pull on the small gray wire causing it to break at the solder joint. This small thin gray wire apparently powers up the fuel pump. You will find this thin gray wire under the thicker red wire. Remove the cable tie closest to this area and try to pull some slack on the gray wire and strip a very small amount of the wire insulation away and re-solder the gray wire back onto the connection. It is a tight area and a delicate task. You may need to get an electrical or soldering expert to help you fix your Kawasaki Z1000 and bring it back to life. Your Z1000 will now start every time!

The dead 03-06 Kawasaki Z1000 with the broken ignition wire all fixed, soldered and ready to ride!

Kawasaki Z1000 broken ignition wire video.

Remove the headlight to find the Kawasaki Z1000 broken ignition wire that keeps it from starting.

We installed Dunlop Sportmax Q3 tires on this Kawasaki Z1000 using a 120/70ZR17 front tire and the more modern updated 190/55ZR17 rear tire from the original OEM 03, 04, 05, 06 Z1000 190/50ZR17 stock size.