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  • Kawasaki - Z1000 2018

  • Technical Characteristics.


  4-stroke type, 4-cylinder in-line, liquid cooling

  Displacement 1,043 cc

  Diameter x stroke 77.0 x 56.0 mm

  Compression Ratio 11.8:1

  DOHC valve system, 16 valves

  fuel system electronic injection

Ignition Battery and coil (transistorized ignition)

start electric start

Lubrication Forced lubrication (wet crankcase)


Transmission 6 speeds

Drive system Transmission current

Primary reduction ratio 1,627 (83/51)

Gear ratios: 1 to 2,600 (39/15)

Gear ratios: 2 to 1,950 (39/20)

Gear ratios: 3 to 1,600 (24/15)

Gear ratios: 4a1,389 (25/18)

Gear ratios: 5a1,238 (26/21)

Gear ratios: 6 to 1,107 (31/28)

Final reduction ratio 2.867 (43/15)

Multidisc Clutch, in oil bath


Type Double tube in aluminum

Wheel stroke: Front 120 mm

Wheel stroke: Rear 135 mm

Tire: Front 120/70ZR17M/C (58W)

Tire: Rear190/50ZR17M/C (73W)

Caster (rake) 24.5°

Trail101 mm

Steering angle (Left/Right) 29° / 29°


Front: Type 310 mm double disc in petal shape

Front: Dual radial clamping caliper with 4 opposing pistons

Rear: TypeSingle 250 mm petal-shaped disc

Rear: Clamp Single piston


Total length 2,045 mm

Total width 790 mm

Total height 1,055 mm

Between axles 1,435 mm

Minimum height from ground 125 mm

Seat height 815 mm

Weight in running order 221 kg

Tank capacity 17 liters


Maximum power 104.5 kW (142 hp) / 10,000 rpm

Maximum torque 111 N•m (11.3 kgf•m) / 7,300 rpm

My opinion about the bike.


* Visual that draws attention wherever it goes

* Low center of gravity facilitating cycling, especially on curves

* Short wheelbase, the bike looks like a toy when riding

* Good power, 142hp with a lot of adrenaline

* Consumption walking good, you can do 18, 19km/l

* Wonderful snoring and if you have a sized one, even better

* Headlights with good range when the bike is in a straight line

Negative points:

* The beam of light from the headlamp is rectangular and makes it very difficult to drive at night, greatly limiting the range of vision when making the turns, driving is compromised. When the bike is plumbed ie straight, both the low and high headlights have a good range.

* Escape is too low bumping the catalyst on most spring breakers

* Little on-board electronics, only ABS.

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