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Smaller Z1000 on the way
Kawasaki will combine the ZX-6R 636cc engine with the Z1000 style to create a new bike for 2004.
There will be few changes to the Z1000ís styling. A conventional single exhaust replaces the quartet of pipes on the Z1000. To keep the price of the Z636 down, itís likely to also get right-way-up forks with little or no adjustment and a bargain-basement rear shock. The bikes strength will be the 37cc advantage it has, which will aid mid-range-torque.
Sources suggest it will launch at Milan in the autumn, priced to compete with Japanese rivals at around £4500.
So, what do you think? What are the chances that North Americans will get to see this bike? I'm thinking it might be like the Fazer 600 (?) and Hornet 600...and they might not bring it to Canada.