New driving aids and accessories for the 2014 Kawasaki Z1000 SX
2014 edition of the Kawasaki Z1000SX features a redesigned chassis. (Photo: Kawasaki / Double Red)
Published Wednesday, September 11, 2013 1:26PM EDT
Kawasaki has presented the 2014 model of its Z1000 SX motorcycle, featuring a redesigned chassis and new electronic driving aids (traction control, adjustable power modes), in addition to new matching accessories.
The latest edition of the popular sports tourer offers a number of driving aids, including Kawasaki's traction control system (KTRC), which uses three sophisticated algorithms to determine the ideal settings in a given situation, as well as two power modes, which drivers can select using a switch on the handlebars. The ABS feature is available as an option.
While the engine's total power remains unchanged at 138hp, Kawasaki informs that the bike is now able to reach its top speed more quickly. The bike's chassis has been entirely updated, from the front fork to the rear mudguards. The rear shock absorber, for example, is now adjustable through a switch allowing users to select their riding conditions (solo, duo, loaded, sports riding, etc.).
A single key is now all users need to start the engine and to open the storage spaces. The 2014 edition also has a new set of accessories available, including two 28L pannier bags, available as an option and designed specifically to hold a full-face mask.
Kawasaki has not released any information yet on the pricing or release date of the new model.
Watch the official video for the new Kawasaki Z1000SX: