Kawasaki’s Z1000SX has just been launched by the factory and gets some major upgrades for 2017.
The bike gets a wider top fairing and larger “double-bubble” adjustable screen as well as LED headlamps that are claimed to be 1.4 times brighter than those on the current machine.
Ergonomically both rider and passenger seats are more deeply padded with a new style foam plus sculpting which more effectively anchors the passenger in position.
The bike also gets the clean mount pannier system and the remote rear-pre-load adjustment to make it practical over distance.
New for 2017 is the addition of an IMU monitoring 6 levels of machine attitude and delivering a raft of electronic rider aids include a cornering management function, intelligent antilock braking, selectable power modes and traction control. The bike also gets an easy pull assist and slipper clutch.
On the dash is a digital gear position indicator and an adjustable gear shift light that illuminates both in the meter panel and via an illuminated rev counter needle. The bike also has a 19 litre fuel tank and Eco riding indicator to up the mpg on trips.
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