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Looking at the detailed specifications of both motorcycles Kawasaki Z1000 and Yamaha Fazer FZ-1 is a proper approach to determine which of the two is more likely to match your style of riding and to satisfy your preferences. The decision on your next motorcycle purchase should be all based on your personal preferences for speed, handling and comfort. A good way to narrow the circle of favourite bikes is to compare their technical specifications and select just a few that are really matching your style and needs. The most appropriate method of exploring them is to actually ride each of them or at least sit on them to see how they feel.

Kawasaki-Z1000   vs   Yamaha-Fazer FZ-1
Picture of Kawasaki - Z1000Picture of Kawasaki - Z1000
Kawasaki manufacturer Yamaha
Z1000 bike name Fazer FZ-1
Sport bike mootorcycle type Sport touring
2003-2014 year since 2006
205 / 79 / 105 cm overall size L/W/H(cm)206 / 65.5 / 112.5 cm
1043 cc engine displacement (cc)998 cc
DFI with four 38mm Keihin throttle bodies fuel supply method Fuel Injection
11.8:1 compression ratio 11.5:1
77x56 mm bore and stroke 77x53.6 mm
140mm (5.5 inches) ground clearance 135mm (5.3 inches)
3.1litres (3.3 quarts) engine oil capacity3.7litres (3.9 quarts)
17.0 litres (4.5 gallons) fuel tank capacity 20.0 litres (5.3 gallons)
268 km/h (166 mph) top speed246 km/h (153 mph)
142 hppeak horsepower 150 hp
111 nm (81.9 ft lbs)max torque 106 nm (78.2 ft lbs)
203 kg (448 lbs) dry weight204 kg (450 lbs)
221 kg (487 lbs) curb weight (wet weight) 220 kg (485 lbs)
41mm inverted fork with stepless compression and rebound damping, 120mm wheel travel front suspension telescopic forks with 130mm travel
horizontal back-link single shock with adjustable preload, 122mm wheel travel rear suspension link type swingarm with 130mm travel
120/70-ZR17 front tyre size 120/70-ZR17
190/50-ZR17 rear tyre size 190/50-ZR17
6-speed wet, multiple discs transmission type 6-speed
TCBI with digital advance, electric starting ignition / starting Electric
dual 310mm petal-type discs, 4-piston monoblock calipers, ABS front brakes Two discs x 320mm
single 250mm petal disc with one-piston caliper, ABSrear brakes One disc x 245mm
Chain drivefinal drive typeChain drive
Liquid coolingcooling typeLiquid cooling
6.60 l/100km (35.6 mpg)fuel economy (consumption)6.25 l/100km (37.6 mpg)
technical specifications of Kawasaki Z1000see data separatelytechnical specifications of Yamaha Fazer FZ-1

Yamaha Fazer FZ-1 has a smaller engine displacement than Kawasaki Z1000 but the size if the engine itself is doesn't mean that the bike is more or less powerful. The first bike has the advantage of greater compression ratio of 11.8:1 than the other one. This is the ration of the volumes in the cylinder in two stages of the stroke when the piston is at the lowest and then at the highest point in the cylinder. When the mixture of air and fuel in the combustion chamber has bigger pressure (higher compression ratio) when it is ignited then it burns more effectively and therefore these bikes tend to have better fuel economy (comparing engines with equal displacement).
The bike with a better fuel economy is the Yamaha Fazer FZ-1 which can travel 37.6 miles with one gallon of fuel. Kawasaki Z1000 on the contrary can travel 35.6 miles with a gallon. Miles per gallon (mpg) is one way of describing the fuel economy of a motorcycle and liters per 100 kilometers (l/100km) is another.
bike tiresEach motorcycle should be fitted with the type of tyres that are specified for it. Picking the proper type that matches your individual style of riding is very essential. Tires have a code of numbers and letters printed on their sides and these are important to be understood properly when looking for matching tires. The first number is the width of the tire in millimeters. Both motorcycles Kawasaki Z1000 and Yamaha Fazer FZ-1 have the same width of their tires - 120 mm for the front tire and 190 mm for the rear one. The second number show the aspect ratio. How many inches is the diameter of the rim - that is what the tird number reveals. Prices of motorcycle tires can easily be compared online and purchesed at good price.
Kawasaki Z1000 has bigger ground clearance than Yamaha Fazer FZ-1 (140mm vs 135mm). The parameter ground clearance refers to the space between the ground and underside of the chassis and is also called ride height of a motorcycle. To say it shortly, this is the smallest of the measures between the road surface and any mechanical part of the motorcycle.
The top speed of 268km/h makes Kawasaki Z1000 the faster of the two motorcycles. The other one (Yamaha Fazer FZ-1) can achieve a maximum speed of 246km/h according to its technical specifications. However sources may vary as to whether these top speed parameters are precise or only approximate.Liquid cooled motorcycle engine
Kawasaki Z1000 is liquid cooled and so is the Yamaha Fazer FZ-1. The tiny variations of the operating temperatures are one of the significant advantages of the liquid cooled motorcycles. The relatively consistent combustion environment of the liquid-cooled engine means that the mixture of fuel and air can be precisely controlled and optimised for better output. The liquid (coolant) is forced by the water pump to circulate from the radiator to the engine and back. The amount of cooling can be regulated via thermostat, which helps holding the temperature at a relatively constant level. However the water pump, the thermostat, the radiator and all the linking gear makes it a bit more complex.
chain driven motorcycle These two motorcycles (Kawasaki Z1000 and Yamaha Fazer FZ-1) have the same type of final drive which is chain. Most motorcycles are produced with chain drive because of its economical way to transfer power to the rear wheel and convey the biggest percentage of engine power in that process. However they are not as smooth as belts and shafts and also require frequent care like cleaning and keeping the chain properly lubricated.
Compression ratio of a motorcycle engine is the ratio of the volume of the combustion chamber when the piston is at the bottom of the stoke and its volume when the piston is at the top of the stroke. Based on the information from the technical data of the motorcycles the values are accordingly 11.8:1 for Kawasaki Z1000 and 11.5:1 for Yamaha Fazer FZ-1. Premium fuel might be recommended for some motorcycles with high levels of compression ration in order to avoid engine knocking. It plays a big role in engine efficiency because bigger compression ratio means better thermal efficiency and more mileage with the same amount of gas.
Motorcycle oil is one of the most important components that keeps the engine running smoothly. Engine oils are different types as synthetic, mineral, part-synthetic and they all come at their price and qualities. The engine oil is to be changed on every 3700 miles (or 6000 kilometers) as a general rule. With synthetic oil though you can run as far as 8000 kilometers (5000 miles). Some oil filters can be replaced on every second oil change while others are to be replaced on each oil change. Kawasaki Z1000 takes 3.1 litres of engine oil. The technical specs of Yamaha Fazer FZ-1 determines its oil capacity to be 3.7 litres. This oil capacity values are with informative purpose only. The best way to pour the exact quantity of oil is to observe the dipstick or the level sight window.

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