Kawasaki Z1000SX Review

Kawasaki Z1000SX Overview 

First released back in 2014, Kawasaki keep on pulling out the stops when updating the Z1000SX. The 1043cc machine is the child of the z1000 and the ZX-10R, with the attempts to create the perfect mongrel of a naked track styled machine. Taking the character and looks of the Z1000 and pairing it with the thrill of ZX-10R in a practical package.

It was hard to find fault with the Z1000SX original engine but Kawasaki have spent the time fine tuning it attempting to give a sharper throttle response, pushing peak performance levels and not forgetting the addition of new power modes and traction control.

2017 saw the release of the updated version of the Z1000SX; the brand new SX model is complete with lots of extra rider features like the Kawasaki Traction Control (KTRC), an integrated Bosch Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU). Other optional extras include panniers.

Kawasaki Z1000SX spec

Seat height 815mm
Weight 235kg
Engine  Liquid cooled, four-stroke, 16v
Capacity 1043cc
Average fuel consumption 49mpg
Top speed 165mph
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Owner Reviews

Submitted by:Lee BoulterReview Date: March 2017
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Brakes are a little soft could be sharper.
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Pros CommentsVersatility is the best thing, fit panniers for touring and remove for the sporty look. Great ride quality with a pillion. Awesome all round ride and sport look when needed
Cons CommentsBrakes are a little soft could be sharper.
Submitted by:G. WilliamsReview Date: November 2017
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Sporting but not back breaking
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Took me a while to find a good suspension setting and the OE tyres leave something to be desired
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Excellent so far
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Peach of an engine. Beautiful linear power delivery
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Haven't tested the lean angle abs yet. Hope not to.
Running Cost
Sports bike territory but acceptable
Overall
Pros CommentsThe engine
Cons CommentsCentre stand

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