Published on August 17th, 2014 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Kawasaki Unveils New Z1000SX
This is the 2015 Z1000SX. It is powered by a liquid-cooled 1,043cc 4 in-line engine, which can produce up to 142 horsepower at 10,000 revs, and a peak torque of 111Nm at 7,300 rpm. With a curb mass of 230kg, the new Z1000SX should be quite a thrilling ride even for the more demanding sport bike enthusiasts.
The injection system uses 4 Keihin oval 38mm throttle bodies with a dual throttle valve system for an even smoother torque deployment when twisting the throttle harder. The 6-speed manual gearbox is operated by a manual wet multi-disc clutch and uses a sealed chain final transmission. The KTRC traction control system is standard, just like the Full and Low Power engine mappings, with the Low one reducing the output by 75-80%.
The tubular aluminium frame comes with an aluminium rear subframe with integrated underseat storage, and uses a horizontal back-link gas-charged, adjustable damper, with fully adjustable 41mm inverted forks for the front end. Dual semi-floating 300mm petal rotors in the front are squeezed by radial, opposed 4-piston calipers, while the rear wheel is equipped with a 250mm petal disc and a single-pot caliper. Lightweight cast sporty wheels are also standard.
An underbelly pre-chamber in the exhaust route allows Kawasaki to use shorty mufflers for better weight optimization and mass centering. Add in LED turn signals and taillight, aluminium passenger grips, a most convenient adjustable windscreen for optimal comfort both in the city and on the highway, the generous 19-liter tank and the Eco Riding light indicator for saving on fuel when not in a hurry or sporty mood.