Primed to once again set the performance naked class ablaze, the Z1000 receives seriously bulked up performance and styling for the year 2007; just a look at the new Z1000 should tell you something of the awesome ride in store, for the savage beauty of this machine directly mirrors its ferocious performance.
With engine and chassis characteristics refocused for serious street riding, the new model more than takes up where its predecessor left off – it redefines what pure naked performance really is all about out there in the real world.
In 2003, the Z1000 set the standard – ultimate performance in a naked motorcycle, a muscle machine that demanded to be taken seriously by even the most hard-core of riders. With the new Z1000, we set out to build on this class-topping performance and provide even more opportunity for serious street riders to revel in it. More than ever, to make the real world the Z world.
In this bold new world, boosted Z1000 engine performance means greater exhilaration when passing, blasting away from lights or powering out of corners. Chassis mods provide more agility and controllability than ever, for awe-inspiring ride sensation whether manoeuvring through the city or carving the twisties in the hills. And all with a fearsome styling package certain to cut the meanest figure on any street.
The Z1000 engine has been tuned to satisfy the most demanding big-bore power riders, with torque boosted across the rev range, particularly in the low- to mid-range to provide loads of muscle when and where it’s most needed out there on the street. Even from cruising speeds a twist of the throttle really delivers the goods, and the engine will keep on pulling hard right through the rev range as the world around you seems to switch to fast forward.
Because superior machine control is a cornerstone of any great, adrenaline-laced ride, for the new Z1000 we developed a new engine sub-frame and re-engineered the chassis rigidity balance to provide truly outstanding feedback, enabling the street rider to instantly read and respond to the bike’s behaviour in all speed ranges. Further enhancing rider-machine synergy are improved mass centralisation and revised ergonomics, with handlebars positioned closer to the rider and a slimmer seat resulting in a compact riding position which allows the rider to take full advantage of the Z1000′s greater stability and sharp, nimble handling qualities.
With pure aggression emanating from the very core of the Z1000, it is not at all surprising that its performance levels are in turn reflected in this bike’s fierce styling and sheer physical presence. Indeed, the crouching, muscular appearance of the new Z1000 are direct testimony to the bike’s potency, stemming not from mere styling superficialities but from the underlying structural attributes and performance capabilities of the machine itself, as the body of a conditioned athlete poised to explode from the blocks.
Massive performance at its most relevant – and its most striking. The new Z1000: destined to deliver the purest hard-core street ride ever in the performance naked class.
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