Kawasaki 2020 Z1000 R Edition Performance vs Norton Commando 961 Sport MK II

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Kawasaki 2020 Z1000 R Edition Performance
Kawasaki 2020 Z1000 R Edition Performance

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Norton Commando 961 Sport MK II
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Technical Specifications
Fuel Petrol Petrol
Engine Displacement 1043.00 cc 961.00 cc
Engine Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke In-Line Four In-house developed parallel twin with dry sump lubrication,Push rod, hydraulic roller lifter, 2 valves per cylinder
Engine Starting Electric --
Engine Lubrication Forced lubrication, wet sump dry sump lubrication
Clutch Wet multi-disc, manual Wet multi plate,Brembo hydraulic clutch master cylinder, with integral reservoir and Brembo slave cylinder.
Fuel System Fuel injection: Ø38 mm x 4 (Keihin) with oval sub-throttles --
Ignition -- Crank fired electronic fuel injection.
Cooling System Liquid-cooled Air/Oil
Maximum Power 142 PS @ 10000 RPM 80 PS @ 6500 RPM
Maximum Torque 111 NM @ 7600 RPM 90 NM @ 5200 RPM
Transmission 6-speed Constant mesh 5-speed
Gear Shift Pattern 1-N-2-3-4-5-6 1-N-2-3-4-5
Charger -- 300 watt hi-output charging system
Frame Twin-tube, aluminium --
Tyres
Front 120/70ZR17M/C (58W) 120/70 x 17"
Rear 190/50ZR17M/C (73W) 180/55 x 17"
Wheel / RIM Alloy Front wheel : 36-spoke. 3.5" x 17" Polished Aluminium Rim
Rear Wheel : 40-spoke. 5.5" x 17" Polished Aluminium Rim
Brakes
Front Dual semi-floating 310 mm Brembo discs. Caliper: Dual radial-mount, Brembo M50 monobloc, opposed 4-piston. Full Brembo system, twin Brembo 320 mm fully-floating high carbon steel discs and Brembo 4-piston ‘Mono bloc’ radially mounted calipers with ABS. Brembo front brake master cylinder.
Rear Single 250 mm disc. Caliper: Single-piston Full Brembo system, Brembo 240 mm disc and 2-piston caliper with ABS. Brembo rear brake master cylinder.
Suspension
Front 41 mm inverted fork with top-out springs, stepless compression and rebound damping and spring preload adjustability 43 mm Ohlins upside down forks, adjustable for preload, compression and rebound damping
Rear Horizontal Back-link, Öhlins S46DR1S gas-charged shock with rebound damping and remote spring preload adjustability. Ohlins twin shocks with remote reservoir – fully adjustable.
Colors Available
Colors Metallic Flat Spark Black / Pearl Storm Grey Red
Black
White


Physical Specs
Length 2045 mm --
Width 790 mm --
Height 1055 mm --
Kerb Weight 221 --
Seat Height 815 810
Wheelbase 1435 mm 1400 mm
Ground Clearance 125 mm --
Fuel Tank Capacity 17 litres --
Overview
Features - R Edition styling
- Öhlins rear suspension
- Brembo Brake Components
- Akrapovic Exhaust
- Norton electronic analogue speedo and tachometer
- USD Ohlins forks
- Brembo Mono'bloc brake calipers
- Conventional style handlebars
- Integral brake and clutch master cylinders
- Steel chain guard
Additional Details Final drive : Sealed chain
Primary Reduction Ratio : 1.627 (83/51)
Gear Ratios 1st : 2.600 (39/15)
Gear Ratios 2nd : 1.950 (39/20)
Gear Ratios 3rd : 1.600 (24/15)
Gear Ratios 4th : 1.389 (25/18)
Gear Ratios 5th : 1.238 (26/21)
Gear Ratios 6th : 1.107 (31/28)
Final reduction ratio : 2.867 (43/15)
Fuel consumption : 5.8 l/100 km
CO2 emission : 151 g/km
Exhaust: Full stainless steel Exhaust system with multiple 3 way catalytic converter. Euro 4 compliant.
Final drive : 525 O-ring chain
Rake : 24.5°
Trail : 99 mm
Front wheel travel : 115 mm
Rear wheel travel : 100 mm

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