2013 Kawasaki Z1000


4226 Miles
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Pilgrim Power Sports
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The Z1000 attracts riders with its muscular good looks and then seduces them with its incredible power and charismatic feel. Serious torque, comfortable ergonomics, and a mesmerizing aesthetic make for an unforgettable experience — one that makes it easy to see why Cycle World magazine named it the “Best Standard” motorcycle for two consecutive years.

Key Features

• 1,043cc inline-four with DFI® produces massive power with an intoxicating howl

• Lightweight aluminum frame specifically designed for the Z1000

• Fully adjustable inverted front fork with settings designed for sporty performance

• Horizontal rear monoshock features stepless rebound damping and spring preload adjustability

• Radial-mounted four-piston front brake calipers and radial-pump front brake master cylinder combine with 300mm discs to provide superior stopping power

• Digital instrument panel tilts to accommodate different viewing angles

• Aggressive styling makes a bold fashion statement

DOHC, 16-valve, 1,043cc Engine

• Liquid-cooled inline-four offers substantial power at all rpm levels, providing effortless acceleration in almost any situation

• Bore and stroke dimensions of 77.0 x 56.0mm offer the best possible balance of peak power and low and mid-range flexibility

• 38mm downdraft throttle bodies allow intake air to travel to the engine in the shortest possible distance

• Oval sub-throttles help keep the engine slim – a good thing since the throttle bodies are positioned between the rider’s knees

• Soft rev limiter provides good overrev character; power doesn’t drop off suddenly at high rpm

• The crankshaft is positioned low in the crankcase assembly to allow a longer stroke without adding engine height

• A secondary balancer, driven off a gear on the sixth web of the crankshaft, eliminates excess vibration

Cool Air System

• The intake system routes cool air to the airbox from ducts above the radiator shrouds, minimizing performance loss due to heated intake air

• Positioning the ducts close to the rider allows the intake sound to be heard – and enjoyed – by the rider

• A resonator inside the airbox reduces noise at low rpm, and enhances intake sound at high rpm

Exhaust System

• The exhaust system features a 4-into-2-pre-chamber-into-2 layout. Silencer end caps maintain the quad-style image

• Main and pre-catalyzers provide cleaner emissions

• Thanks to the under-engine pre-chamber, silencer volume is reduced, and silencer weight is low. Exhaust system offers excellent mass centralization and contributes to a low center of gravity

Fuel Tank

• Slim-type fuel pump features an integral fuel gauge

• Fuel tank design and slim-type fuel pump minimize unused volume inside the tank; fuel capacity is 4.0 gallons

Aluminum Backbone Frame

• Aluminum backbone frame designed specifically for the Z1000 (and similar in concept to the Ninja® ZX™-10R’s) helps make the bike narrow and easy to grip with the knees for maximum rider comfort and feedback

• Lightweight and highly rigid, the frame uses the engine as a stressed member for a firm, planted feeling and enhanced stability

• Frame is tuned to transmit the ideal level of engine feedback directly to the rider

• The frame’s five-piece construction consists of steering stem, left and right main frames, and two cross pieces. The two main frame components have open C-shaped cross sections

• As much as possible, welds were eliminated for simplicity and appearance. The frame beams and swingarm brackets are now single die-cast pieces

• The frame uses four engine mounts; three mounts are rigid, while the upper rear crankcase mount is rubber

• The rear sub-frame is a three-piece aluminum die-casting construction, which is light, strong and optimizes mass centralization

• The sub-frame is an example of form and function combined, negating the need for side covers and allowing underseat narrowness for a shorter reach to the ground

Horizontal Rear Monoshock

• Rear suspension design positions the shock unit and linkage above the swingarm where it’s less exposed to exhaust heat and contributes to mass centralization

• Visible from the outside, the horizontal monoshock contributes to the Z1000’s aggressive appearance

• Linkage characteristics are the same as those of a standard Uni-Trak® rear suspension: Wheel movement versus shock stroke is the same ratio

• The shock features stepless rebound damping and spring preload adjustability

Fully Adjustable Fork

• The Z1000’s 41mm inverted fork is adjustable for compression damping, rebound damping and spring preload – and is protected from harm by a cool-looking shroud

• Settings are designed for both sporty performance and excellent comfort

Handlebar, Grips and Footpegs

• The tubular handlebar is rigid mounted, contributing to sharp, direct handling

• A wide, flat bend handlebar offers a design similar to those on off-road bikes for excellent control

• Tapered-type grips, like those used on supersport models, offer a more direct feel

• Ninja ZX-10R-style footpegs with knurled surfaces offer good grip, direct feel and control, and no-nonsense looks

• The passenger footpeg brackets incorporate convenient luggage hooks


• The Z1000’s 300mm front petal-style brake discs are gripped by opposed four-piston radial-mount calipers. (Caliper piston size is 4x30 mm)

• A radial-pump front brake master cylinder contributes to the superb control and feel offered by these high-end calipers

• The rear brake is a single-piston, pin-slide caliper gripping a 250mm petal-style disc. The caliper is mounted below the swingarm, and located by a torque rod


• A distinctive tilting instrument panel with multifunction LCD display behind an orange lens covers all systems


  • Engine: Four-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, four valves per cylinder, inline-four
  • Displacement: 1,043cc
  • Bore x Stroke: 77.0 x 56.0mm
  • Compression Ratio: 11.8:1
  • Fuel System: DFI® with four 38mm Keihin throttle bodies, oval sub-throttles
  • Ignition: TCBI with Digital Advance
  • Transmission: Six-Speed
  • Final Drive: X-Ring Chain
  • Rake/Trail: 24.5 deg. / 4.1 in.
  • Frame Type: Aluminum Backbone
  • Front Tire Size: 120/70 ZR17
  • Rear Tire Size: 190/50 ZR17
  • Wheelbase: 56.7 in.
  • Front Suspension / Wheel Travel: 41 mm inverted cartridge fork with stepless compression and rebound damping, adjustable spring preload / 4.7 in.
  • Rear Suspension/Wheel Travel: Horizontal monoshock with stepless rebound damping, adjustable spring preload / 5.4 in.
  • Front Brakes: Dual 300mm petal-type rotors with radial-mount four-piston calipers
  • Rear Brakes: Single 250mm petal-type rotor with single-piston caliper
  • Fuel Capacity: 4.0 gal.
  • Seat Height: 32.1 in.
  • Curb Weight: 481 lbs.
  • Overall Length: 82.5 in.
  • Overall Width: 31.7 in.
  • Overall Height: 42.7 in



Engine Type
Four-stroke, DOHC, four valves per cylinder, inline-four
Bore and Stroke
77.0 x 56.0mm
Compression Ratio
Fuel System
DFI® with four 38mm Keihin throttle bodies, oval sub-throttles
TCBI with Digital Advance


Front Suspension
41 mm inverted cartridge fork with stepless compression and rebound damping, adjustable spring preload / 4.7 in. travel
Rear Suspension
Horizontal monoshock with stepless rebound damping, adjustable spring preload / 5.4 in. travel
Front Brakes
Dual 300mm petal-type rotors with radial-mount four-piston calipers
Rear Brakes
Single 250mm petal-type rotor with single-piston caliper
Front Tire
120/70 ZR17
Rear Tire
190/50 ZR17


56.7 in.
Seat Height
32.1 in.
24.5 deg.
4.1 in.
Fuel Capacity
4.0 gal.
Dry Weight
Curb Weight: 481 lb.


Final Drive
X-Ring Chain