Kawasaki Z1000SX vs Yamaha Fazer 1000

Published: 06 December 2010

MCN has been testing the new Kawasaki Z1000SX against one of its closest rivals, the Yamaha Fazer 1000.

The new Z1000SX is based loosely on the naked Kawasaki Z1000, and MCN's Adam Child was impressed when he rode the bike at the launch in Spain. Adam reckons the bike is the perfect mix of comfort and sportiness.

The new Kawasaki proved a hit with Motorcycle Live show-goers last week, where it was revealed publicly for the first time.

Here's how the two bikes' key specifications compare

Kawasaki Z1000SX Yamaha Fazer 1000
Power 138bhp 150bhp
Weight 231kg 226kg
Top Speed 165mph 160mph
Torque 81ftlb 78ftlb
Engine size 1043cc 998cc
Fuel capacity 19 litres 18 litres


To read the test, pick up a copy of the December 8 issue of MCN