Maybe this is a repost, but I would really like this bike.
Taken from http://perso.wanadoo.fr/roadrunner/breve11-6.htm and translated with bablefish, but you get the idea.
Here first photographs of the small sister of Kawasaki Z1000 which should be presented at the time of the show of Milan at the automme 2003.
The Nipponese manufacturer takes again the aesthetic receipts which make of Kawasaki 1000 Z the great innovation of the year 2003. In preoccupations with a rationalization of the costs, they is the four cylinders of 636 Cm3 of Zx-6r which will animate the roadster "midsize".
It will be noted that the original but apparement not very powerful system of exhaust of Z 1000 (2 in 1 in 2) will yield its place to traditional 4 into 1.
Always with an aim of being competitive compared to the concurence (Honda 600 Hornet Suzuki SV 650, Gangster 600 and Fazer 600), Kawasaki gives up the reversed fork 41 mms in diameter commune to Z 1000 and Zx-6r for a conventional element. The mono-shock absorber of Z 1000 réglabe in preload and constraint should be replaced by a less expensive element so that Roadster Kawasaki does not exceed the bar of the 7000?.
Personally, I would be all over this bike. I sat on a Z1000 today and love the position and the tubular bar. However, the 1000 is too much bike for me at this time and the insurance would be too dear for me to bare. This would be great. Now just to pick a color. My helmet is green and blue, so maybe I can mix and match panels