The 2013 Kawasaki Z1000SX is basically the Z1000 fighter at core. It gets an array of minor changes and of-course the cosmetic one to make it more appealing for 2013. A newly designed air intake ensures that the 1043cc engine that produces a massive 138 PS of power breathes easy. The riding position is updated to a more relaxed and upright position making it a more comfortable tourer. The speedometer console is a classy mix of analogue and an LCD screen that shows all the basic information. Other positive moves to make it a more able tourer include the addition of a 19L tank and an adjustable wind-shield. The massive dual exhausts and the sharp styling compliment the Z1000SX with some serious aggression. Check out the 2013 Kawasaki Z1000SX gallery for more photographs.

2013 Kawasaki Z1000SX technical specifications
  • Engine type -Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke In-Line Four
  • Displacement – 1,043 cm3
  • Bore x stroke – 77.0 x 56.0 mm
  • Compression ratio – 11.8:1
  • Valve/Induction system – DOHC, 16 valves
  • Fuel system – Fuel injection
  • Ignition – Digital
  • Starting – Electric
  • Lubrication – Forced lubrication, wet sump
  • Transmission – 6-speed
  • Final Drive – Sealed chain
  • Clutch – Wet multi-disc, manual
  • Maximum power – 101.5kW {138 PS} / 9,600 rpm
  • Maximum torque – 110 Nï½¥m {11.2 kgf-m} / 7,800 rpm
  • Frame type – Aluminium twin-tube
  • Rake/Trail – 24.5°/ 102 mm
  • Wheel travel, front – 120 mm
  • Wheel travel, rear – 138 mm
  • Tyre, front – 120/70ZR17M/C (58W)
  • Tyre, rear – 190/50ZR17M/C (73W)
  • Steering angle – left / right – 31° / 31°
  • Suspension front – 41 mm inverted fork with stepless compression and rebound damping and spring preload adjustability
  • Suspension rear – Horizontal Back-link, gas-charged, with stepless rebound damping and cam-style spring preload adjustability
  • Brakes front – Dual semi-floating 300 mm petal discs Dual radial-mount, opposed 4-piston
  • Brakes  rear – Single 250 mm petal disc Single-piston
  • Dimensions (L x W x H) – 2.105 x 790 x 1.170/1.230 mm
  • Wheelbase – 1,445 mm
  • Ground Clearance – 135 mm
  • Seat height – 820 mm
  • Fuel capacity – 19 litres
  • Curb Mass – 228 kg / 231 kg (ABS)