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Video: Kawasaki Z1000 first ride

The Z1000 has been the most serious Japanese 'super naked' since 2003, and Kawasaki have determinedly reinvented it ever since. For 2014, it's re-styled and eschews electronics in favour of refinement, quality and value. It's a bold move and could be a clever one. brightcove.createExperiences();

  • Motorcycle News
  • First rides & tests
  • 28 November 2013

Video: 2010 Kawasaki Z1000 gets the Maxton treatment

MCN road tester Michael Neeves is running a 2010 Kawasaki Z1000 as his long term test bike for this year.  Find a Kawasaki Z1000 for sale So far Neeves is very impressed with the bike, which he says is the closest the Japanese manufacturers have ever got to building a true supernaked.   Read the 2010 Kawasaki Z1000 review His only ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • First rides & tests
  • 07 July 2010

Video: 2011 Triumph Speed Triple v KTM SuperDuke v Kawasaki Z1000

Watch the revamped 2011 Triumph Speed Triple take on its closest rivals - the Kawasaki Z1000 and KTM SuperDuke - in the super naked class.        Find a Triumph Speed Triple for sale Will more power, less weight and a new look be enough to keep it at the top? brightcove.createExperiences();

  • Motorcycle News
  • First rides & tests
  • 01 December 2010

Video: 2010 Kawasaki Z1000 longterm review

MCN's longterm test fleet for 2010 includes the Kawasaki Z1000. MCN road tester Michael Neeves has had the bike for a month and covered 600 miles so far. Read the Kawasaki Z1000 review Find a Kawasaki Z1000 for sale Watch the video for his first impressions on life with a Z1000 including details on engine characteristics, handling and tyre choice. // By use ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • First rides & tests
  • 27 April 2010

Video: 2010 Kawasaki Z1000 vs Triumph Speed Triple

The new 2010 Kawasaki Z1000 is the first Japanese naked that can really call itself 'super' and take the fight to the European big hitters like the Ducati Streetfighter, KTM Super Duke or MV Agusta Brutale. But the daddy of them all is the Triumph Speed Triple. Watch the video to find out if the Z1000 has what it takes to ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • First rides & tests
  • 27 January 2010

Video: 2010 Kawasaki Z1000 first ride - "Japan's best super-naked"

On paper the new 2010 Kawasaki Z1000 looks like it could be a full-blooded 'super-naked' - an intoxicating mixture of raucous engine, sharp handling and bad attitude. In reality it's something slightly less wild -  but it's not far off.     Find a Kawasaki Z1000 for sale Read the Kawasaki Z1000 review Watch the video for onboard footage from the ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • First rides & tests
  • 23 November 2009

Video: Kawasaki Europe releases proper 2010 Z1000 vid

Kawasaki Europe has responded to the dull-as-dishwater Kawasaki America video for the 2010 Z1000 with a much better advert for the new bike. The European video starts with a minute of wheelies, skids and slides inside a warehouse – while there’s still a lot of PR blurb after the action sequence, it gives a much better impression of the bike ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • New bikes
  • 09 October 2009

Video: Akrapovic adds more power to Kawasaki Z1000

Watch this exclusive MCN video to see the fitting of a full Akrapovic exhaust to my long term test Kawasaki Z1000 motorcycle, which not only dropped loads of weight off the motorcycle but also gave another 11bhp. The Kawasaki Z1000’s stock exhausts are the only ‘Marmite’ part of the motorcycle, judging by MCN readers’ comments, which range from ‘distinctive’ to ‘minging’. Find ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • First rides & tests
  • 10 October 2007

Video: Z1000 to Brno

 MCN man Andy Downes took his long-term-test Kawasaki Z1000 to Brno to watch World Superbikes and filmed his trip. Check out the video below to see how he got on. Zoom & Watch more videos on MCN | TV // By use of this code snippet, I agree to the Brightcove Publisher T and C // found at ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • First rides & tests
  • 16 August 2007

Video: Kawasaki Z1000 launch test

Last week saw the launch of the new Kawasaki Z1000 and MCN's Trevor Franklin was there to get the first ride on the new machine. Check out the video on the right for all the action and read Trev's full report in the March 14 edition of MCN.

  • Motorcycle News
  • First rides & tests
  • 14 March 2007


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