2017 Kawasaki Z1000 has been launched in India at Rs 14.49 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). Complete with a slew of cosmetic and technological updates, the new Z1000 is available in two versions - standard and Z1000 R, with the latter being priced at Rs 15.49 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).
The visual updates on the 2017 Kawasaki Z1000 include a sharper front end, new turn indicators and a new paint scheme and decals. To improve the rideability, Kawasaki has revised the ECU for a smoother power curve. The Showa Big Piston forks up front have been retuned to improve handling, while the brake pads have also been upgraded. It gets a revised instrument cluster with a gear position indicator and programmable shift light.
The new Kawasaki Z1000 R gets a fully adjustable Ohlins S46DR1S monoshock at the rear. Brake setup now consists of Brembo M50 monobloc callipers at the front with stainless steel braided lines.
Under the skin is the same 1043cc inline-four engine which delivers 142bhp and a 111Nm of torque. The engine is mated to a six-speed tranmission. The Kawasaki Z1000 competes with the Suzuki GSX-S 1000, Honda CB1000R, Triumph Speed Triple and the Benelli TNT R.