2010 Kawasaki Z1000, 140PS und Aluminium Rahmen
The 2010 Kawasaki Z1000 is the biggest news in the company's new lineup and the most powerful Z1000 yet. That's thanks to a supposedly all-new 1,043cc inline-four that makes 136bhp and 81lb/ft of torque. There's no official weight for the new bike, but its the first Z1000 with an aluminum frame, so we hope to see a significant drop from last year's hefty 198.2kg (dry) figure. That cast aluminum frame is modeled after that of the ZX-10R in that it passes over the engine to reduce overall width.
The new engine has a bore and stroke of 77.0 x 56.00mm, contributing to strong low- and mid-range power. Air reaches the engine through forward facing ducts leading to a resonator-equipped airbox and then through 38mm throttle bodies. Those intakes and airbox have been designed to maximize intake roar at higher RPMs, which should make up for the lack of sound that's going to come from the new main- and pre-catalyzer-equipped exhaust. It's actual a 4-2-2 system, while big chrome covers give the illusion of four exits, carrying through the character of the 2003 Z1000's pea shooter pipes. Like most modern systems, there's a huge collector under the engine that centralizes exhaust mass and does most of the silencing work.
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