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Kawasaki has just confirmed that in addition to the standard Z1000, there will be an ‘R’ edition in the line up too.

The ‘R’ gets high-spec Brembo brakes, Öhlins suspension and revised ECU settings.

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Pricing details are being held until Motorcycle Live, and the first bikes could be with customers as early as January 2017.

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Here’s the full release from Kawasaki:

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With its unique Sugomi design philosophy and a reputation for being among the most authentic Supernaked machines currently available, the standard Z1000 has just been joined for 2017 by the stunning Z1000 R Edition.

Fully Euro4 compliant and sacrificing none of the power and performance of previous models, the Z1000 R Edition takes the combination of aggressive styling and incredible rider-focussed Kawasaki engineering to another level.

Equipped with braking and suspension components of the highest order, the R Edition has an evocative, menacing Metallic Spark Black and Metallic Graphite Grey colour scheme that is underpinned by a special graphic package complete with yellow-green accents, seat material embossed with the Z logo and further individual touches adding to an incredible visual appearance.

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Catching the eye too are 310mm Brembo floating front disc rotors with lateral grooves for heat dissipation acted on by state-of-the-art Brembo M50 calipers supplied by stainless steel braided brake lines.