Wednesday, October 06, 2010

2011 Kawasaki Z1000SX: Performance, practicality

2011 Kawasaki Z1000SX 2011 Kawasaki Z1000SX
138bhp in a package as comfortable as this? Yes, we like the new Z1000SX!
2011 Kawasaki Z1000SX 2011 Kawasaki Z1000SX 2011 Kawasaki Z1000SX 2011 Kawasaki Z1000SX

ZX-10R too extreme for you? Z1000 not comfortable enough for longer journeys? For 2011, Kawasaki are introducing something that’s in between those two machines – the Z1000SX. This new bike, which weighs 231 kilos (with the optional ABS) is fitted with a 1,043cc inline-four that kicks out 138 horsepower and 110Nm of torque.

Full fairing, a dual seat that looks very comfortable, six-speed gearbox, chain drive, adjustable 41mm USD fork, adjustable rear shock and twin 300mm brake discs (front) with radial-mount four-piston callipers. Sounds good? It does, to us. Looks like performance that we can use every day, without having to sacrifice on things like style, comfort and practicality. Oh, we’ll still take the 2011 ZX-10R, for now, but for when we’re a bit older, the Z1000SX should be all the motorcycle we’d want...

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2011 Kawasaki Z1000SX 2011 Kawasaki Z1000SX
2011 Kawasaki Z1000SX 2011 Kawasaki Z1000SX
While the ZX-10R might scare the living daylights out of you, the Z1000SX focuses on getting the job done quickly and efficiently. In a few years, we'll be ready for this bike...

The first official video showing the Z1000SX in action
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