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2020 Kawasaki Z1000R ABS – Canada, Europe [Model Overview]

2020 Kawasaki Z1000R ABS

2020 Kawasaki Z1000R ABS

The 2020 Kawasaki Z1000R ABS continues a long like of Z models before it, starting with the KZ1000 that launched all the way back in 1977. The modern Z1000R is powered by a 1043 cc DOHC liquid cooled inline 4 that produces 141 crank HP and 82 lbs-ft of crank torque.

Only available in Europe and Canada, the Z1000R features ABS as standard, as well as all the expected traction control and electronic engine controls expected of a super standard motorcycle.

The 2020 Kawasaki Z1000R starts at $14,499 CA

On this page: we’ve curated specs, features, news, photos/videos, etc. so you can read up on the new Kawasaki Z1000R ABS in one place.

2020 Kawasaki Z1000R ABS

Model Overview

General Info

  • Price: $14,499 CA
  • Key Features:
    • Abs (Anti-lock Brake System)
    • Cool Air system
    • LED Lighting

Key Specs

  • Engine type: 1043cc, 4-stroke, In-Line Four
  • Power: 141 Hp
  • Wet weight: 220 Kg
  • Seat height: 32.1 in

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2020 Kawasaki Z1000R ABS Specifications

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Engine 1043cc, 4-stroke, In-Line Four
Power 141 Hp
Bore x Stroke 77.0mm x 56.0 mm
Compression Ratio
Fuel System Digital fuel injection with four 38 mm Keihin with oval sub-throttles
Starter Electric
Lubrication Forced lubrication, wet sump


Clutch Wet multi-disc, manual
Transmission 6-speed, return, return shift
Final Drive Sealed chain


Suspension Front 41 mm inverted fork with stepless compression and rebound damping and spring preload adjustability
Suspension Rear horizontal Back-link, gas-charged, with stepless rebound damping and spring preload adjustability
Brakes Front Dual semi-floating 310 mm Brembo discs
Brakes Rear
Single 250 mm petal disc
Tires Front 120/70-ZR17
Tires Rear 190/50-ZR17
Fuel Tank Capacity 17 L (4.5 US gal.)
Pearl Storm Gray/Metallic Flat Spark Black


Ignition Digital
Spark Plugs
Headlight LED
Tail Light LED


Overall Length 2,045 mm
Overall Width 790 mm
Overall Height 41.5 in (1,055 mm)
Wheelbase 56.5 in (1,435 mm)
Ground Clearance  4.9 in (125 mm)
Seat Height 32.1 in (815 mm)
Curb Weight 487 lbs (221 kg)


Warranty 12 Month Limited Warranty

2020 Kawasaki Z1000R ABS

2020 Kawasaki Z1000R ABS Features

Large-volume fuel tank

Fuel tank design offers a fuel capacity to 17 litres, offering a great touring range.

Intoxicating Intake Howl

Designed specifically so that acceleration could be enjoyed aurally as well as physically, the carefully crafted auditory note of the intake is a key component of the street riding exhilaration offered by the Z1000.


The Z1000’s compact instrument cluster is mounted directly to the handlebar, which adds to design freedom and helped realise the compact headlamp cowl. Its low position creates an unobstructed view of the road ahead. The futuristic design of the LED tachometer and LCD screen reflects the sport potential of the new Z.

Separate Function Fork - Big Piston (SFF-BP)

The direct handling of the Z1000 can be largely attributed to its suspension. The SFF-BP achieves both comfort and sport potential ideal for street riding. Combining the concepts of Showa SFF and BPF, the fork features springs on both sides, with preload adjustability in the left tube and damping duties in the right tube.

Mass Centralisation

The exhaust system (with large pre-chamber and short silencers), Horizontal Back-link rear suspension and the use of downdraft throttle bodies are the greatest contributors to mass centralisation.

Sugomi Design

The Japanese word sugomi describes the intense aura or energy given off by a person or object of greatness and felt by the viewer. Someone, or something, possessing sugomi inspires awe, leaves an indelible impression, is daunting in stature or ability, and commands respect. In the new Z1000, sugomi is evident both in its fiercely intense design and the exhilarating performance it delivers, radiating as a palpable energy. Idealised dimensions (lower front, raised rear) and all-new tight-fitting bodywork capture the essence of a predator crouched and ready to pounce. The lean, muscular styling hints at the Z1000’s more direct, sporty street riding performance

Aluminium fat bar

Ideally suited to the Supernaked character, the wide-set fat bar facilitates rider control.The wide aluminium fat bar features a brushed finish and a black alumite1 coating. (Colour shown of MY14 bike)

Aluminium twin-tube frame

The highly rigid aluminium frame features a high degree of mass centralisation, creating a balance between sharp turning and firm handling. Lightweight and highly rigid, the frame uses the engine as a stressed member. The frame offers a firm, planted feeling, good stability and light, nimble turning. The frame is a 5-piece cast aluminium construction, consisting of steering stem, left and right main frames, and two cross pieces. The two main frame components have open C-shaped cross sections and were die-cast to ensure a smooth surface finish.

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