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Kawasaki announced today that the Z1000 naked bike has been completely redesigned for 2007. Following the company's commitment to strive for class-leading performance in every category, the new Z1000 features a new, more powerful motor allied to a heavily upgraded chassis which appears to feature sportbike-quality components.

Kawasaki's press release gives little detail regarding the new 1000cc motor, but according to our sources, the powerplant is derived from that of Kawasaki's ZX-10R superbike. Whether this motor is based on the powerplant from the current ZX-10R or that of its predecessor, we're not sure. What we do know is that the motor has been 'retuned' for more low-end power and torque. Unfortunately, in this class 'retuned' is usually a euphemism for 'detuned' - we hope Kawasaki can change that by bettering the ZX10R's low-end performance with the Z1000.

Again, few details are available regarding the suspension, but the front forks appear to be similar to those found on Kawasaki's Ninja ZX-6R and ZX-10R sportbikes. The front brake calipers are radial-mount type, and clamp large wavy rotors, again similar to those found on the Ninja line.

The redesigned chassis is aluminum and, at least from what we can tell, appears similar to the monocoque design Kawasaki has used on other recent models like its ZX-14 hyper-tourer.

Of course, all-new styling is wrapped around all this new metal. The '07 model maintains some similarity to its predecessor (particularly in the small fairing/headlight unit and tailsection), while at the same time featuring small side shrouds that display a clear styling link to the full side fairings of the ZX-10R. The new dual-pipe, quad-outlet exhaust is likely to prove just as controversial as the four-muffler setup found on the original Z1000 - although, for those who fall on the negative side of the 'love it or hate it' equation, more conventional-looking aftermarket units will likely be available soon after the bike's release.

Keep your eye on Motorcycle Daily to see a review of the 2007 Z1000 as soon as we can get our hands on one!



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nice ride,but what i dont get is that companies are coming out with all these great ideas ei:single sided swingarms,c.f frames/tanks.500hp busa's all this stuff yet no one has changed that ungle ASS fr.brake resavoir im gettin sick of seeing these thingsn FIND SOMEONEWERE ELSE TO MOUNT THIS SUCKER


ps;thats a awsome fighter
 

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The Green Lantern said:
nice ride,but what i dont get is that companies are coming out with all these great ideas ei:single sided swingarms,c.f frames/tanks.500hp busa's all this stuff yet no one has changed that ungle ASS fr.brake resavoir im gettin sick of seeing these thingsn FIND SOMEONEWERE ELSE TO MOUNT THIS SUCKER
hahaha. thats why i take my resevoirs off old school bikes. the old flat box style. better than having that stupid tupperware poppin on top of your bars.


btw the z1000 looks nice....dont think i like the exhaust but wutever. anyone thinking of trading in the old for the new??

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929_adam said:
hahaha. thats why i take my resevoirs off old school bikes. the old flat box style. better than having that stupid tupperware poppin on top of your bars.


btw the z1000 looks nice....dont think i like the exhaust but wutever. anyone thinking of trading in the old for the new??

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Yea, I definitely don't like the exhaust, but the rest is pretty pimp!
 

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929_adam said:
hahaha. thats why i take my resevoirs off old school bikes. the old flat box style. better than having that stupid tupperware poppin on top of your bars.


btw the z1000 looks nice....dont think i like the exhaust but wutever. anyone thinking of trading in the old for the new??

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those old school ones are old school for a reason...they arent as good....


i like it...i like the 10r motor and aluminum frame...but i won't be trading in my 03 anytime soon...


racerraul - i see you have a Z too..nice...i have a black one..you know the faster color ;) :D
 

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well...just cuz the factory updates their models every other year, doesnt mean you have to buy the new bike to get the upgrades. Just do the upgrades to your bike with after market or buy the new parts and put em on the ol school model. thats extra pimp in my book! ;)
 
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