It’s gonna be a good year for moto-nudity. A damn good year. We already tasted the KTM Super Duke R and are still savoring its flavor while salivating like a bloodhound hot on the trail of riding BMW’s fairingless S1000R. But before we sink our teeth into the naked Bavarian, there’s the matter of Kawi’s newest unclothed hooligan, the 2014 Z1000 ABS.
The fourth-gen version of the bike launched a decade plus one year ago is endowed with smackdown aggressive Sugomi styling and a litany of new or upgraded performance attributes (most of which we covered in our EICMA 2013: 2014 Kawasaki Z1000 story). While the angrier-looking Z certainly appears to have the hooligan attitude, the unanswered question is if its touted performance enhancements justify the bike’s $1k increased MSRP.
More: 2014 Kawasaki Z1000 ABS – First Ride on Motorcycle.com