Kawasaki Z1000SX updated for 2014

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Kawasaki’s popular sports-tourer, the Z1000SX, is to receive a host of significant updates for 2014, the Japanese firm has announced.

Not only does it get a new, bespoke, colour-coded optional pannier system, there’s also a raft of metal finish updates and the addition of three-way traction control and two switchable power modes.

Other changes include the addition of a remote rear shock preload adjuster and a host of subtle mods to the engine, exhaust and airbox to slightly improve performance and responsiveness.

The panniers, at 28 litres each, are big enough to hold a full-face helmet and yet are much more integrated into the machine.

See next week’s MCN for full details. Full test also coming in MCN soon.



Phil West

By Phil West

MCN Contributor and bike tester.