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Looking at the detailed specifications of both motorcycles Kawasaki Z1000SX 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. After comparing one motorcycle versus another and so on, the circle of favourite models will be then eventually narrowed to several ones. The best way to explore them is to actually sit on these bikes and check how much comfort you get with each of them.

Kawasaki-Z1000SX   vs   Yamaha-Fazer FZ-1
Picture of Kawasaki - Z1000SXPicture of Kawasaki - Z1000SX
Kawasaki manufacturer Yamaha
Z1000SX bike name Fazer FZ-1
Sport touring mootorcycle type Sport touring
Since 2003 year since 2006
210.5 / 79 / 117 cm overall size L/W/H(cm)206 / 65.5 / 112.5 cm
1043 cc engine displacement (cc)998 cc
Fuel injection with oval sub-throttles fuel supply method Fuel Injection
11.8:1 compression ratio 11.5:1
77x56 mm bore and stroke 77x53.6 mm
135mm (5.3 inches) ground clearance 135mm (5.3 inches)
3.3litres (3.5 quarts) engine oil capacity3.7litres (3.9 quarts)
19.0 litres (5 gallons) fuel tank capacity 20.0 litres (5.3 gallons)
242 km/h (150 mph) top speed246 km/h (153 mph)
140 hppeak horsepower 150 hp
111 nm (81.9 ft lbs)max torque 106 nm (78.2 ft lbs)
208 kg (459 lbs) dry weight204 kg (450 lbs)
230 kg (507 lbs) curb weight (wet weight) 220 kg (485 lbs)
41mm inverted fork with stepless compression and adjustable spring preload. 120mm travel front suspension telescopic forks with 130mm travel
horizontal back-link gas-charged, adjustable spring preload and 130mm 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 transmission type 6-speed
Electric digital ignition / starting Electric
Dual semi-floating 300mm petal discs with 4-piston calipers front brakes Two discs x 320mm
Single 250mm petal disc with 1-piston caliperrear brakes One disc x 245mm
Chain drivefinal drive typeChain drive
Liquid coolingcooling typeLiquid cooling
6.20 l/100km (37.9 mpg)fuel economy (consumption)6.25 l/100km (37.6 mpg)
technical specifications of Kawasaki Z1000SXsee data separatelytechnical specifications of Yamaha Fazer FZ-1

The bigger engine size of Kawasaki Z1000SX in comparison to Yamaha Fazer FZ-1 doesn't mean that it is more powerful or better performing bike. The first bike has the advantage of greater compression ratio of 11.8:1 than the other one. This parameter shows how the volume in the engine cylinder when the piston is at the bottom end relates to the volume when the piston is at the top end. 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 Kawasaki Z1000SX which can travel 37.9 miles with one gallon of fuel. Yamaha Fazer FZ-1 on the contrary can travel 37.6 miles with a gallon. Measuring the fuel economy in mpg shows how many miles of ride are covered by a gallon of fuel and measuring in l/100km shows the average fuel consumption in litters for every 100 kilometers riding.
tire sizesEach motorcycle should be fitted with the type of tyres that are specified for it. Another considerable factor here is your own riding style. To choose the right tire size firstly you need to understand the meaning of the numbers printed on the size of the tire. The width of the tire is represented by the first number. Both motorcycles Kawasaki Z1000SX 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 profile of the tire is revealed by the second number. The diameter of the rim is represented by the third number in the code. A good way to save some time and money is to purchase your motorcycle tires online at competitive price.
The ground clearance of 135mm is equal for both motorcycle models. The ground clearance is also called the ride height and that is the distance between the base of the tyre and underside of the motorcycle’s body (the chassis). In other words that is the shortest distance between the road surface and the lowest mechanical part of the motorcycle.
The top speed of 246km/h makes Yamaha Fazer FZ-1 the faster of the two motorcycles. The other one (Kawasaki Z1000SX) can achieve a maximum speed of 242km/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
Both motorcycles are liquid cooled. The pretty constant ranges of operating temperature are typical for the liquid cooled engines. Keeping the operating temperature at a very narrow range allows many engine components to be optimised for these temperatures. The water pump drives the coolant from the engine into the radiator and back. The amount of cooling can be regulated via thermostat, which helps holding the temperature at a relatively constant level. Water jackets in a liquid cooled engine act as sound insulators and make it quieter.
chain final drive The same final drive (chain) is used with these two bikes Kawasaki Z1000SX and Yamaha Fazer FZ-1. It is a fact that the majority of motorcycles around the world are driven by chains. Chains are simple and efficient way to transmit horsepower from the engine to the rear wheel. 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 11.8:1 means that the volume of gas in the cylinder when the piston is at the bottom of its stroke refers to the volume of gas when the piston is at the top of its stroke as 11.8:1. Based on the information from the technical data of the motorcycles the values are accordingly 11.8:1 for Kawasaki Z1000SX and 11.5:1 for Yamaha Fazer FZ-1. Motorcycles with higher compression ratio may be recommended to use premium fuel only in order to avoid engine knocking. If you got a motorcycle with a greater compression ratio for its specific engine it is getting better fuel economy than it would if it had a lesser compression ratio.
One of the most important aspects of the basic level of maintenance of a motorcycle is the engine oil. Engine oils are different types as synthetic, mineral, part-synthetic and they all come at their price and qualities. As a general rule it should be changed on every 6000 kilometers or 3700 miles. If you you synthetic oil then bigger mileage can be allowed between oil changes. The oil filter needs to be replaced too and that is usually to be done with the oil change. According to the technical specs the engine oil capacity is 3.3 litres for Kawasaki Z1000SX and 3.7 litres for Yamaha Fazer FZ-1. 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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