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2017 Kawasaki Z1000 more convenient 

2017 Kawasaki Z1000R convenient simple

The 2017 Kawasaki Z1000 is now available at the same price as the current model, but with a host of features that make riding more convenient.

In 2017, the Z model range will grow to five with the addition of the Z650L and Z900 joining the Z125 PRO, Z300 and Z1000.

The learner-approved Z650L and Z900 are expected to arrive in early 2017.

Meanwhile, the flagship of the Z fleet has been updated:

  • Addition of gear position indicator;
  • New shift-up indicator;
  • Revised ECU settings for smoother power delivery and to ensure Euro 4 regulations are cleared;
  • Revised front fork settings claimed to deliver more subtle action and lighter handling;
  • Improved rear brake pad material and optimised return spring for better control and performance;
  • Mirrors have a greater range of movement, increasing rearward visibility;
  • Sharper turn signals; and
  • A range of genuine Kawasaki accessories are now available.

It is available now in Metallic Spark Black or Golden Blazed Green at $15,499 plus on-road costs.