Kawasaki GTR 1000 (ZG1000 Concours)

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The sports tourist bike Kawasaki GTR 1000 '' was produced from 1986 to 2006 inclusive. The factory designation of the model is ZG1000. The motorcycle was intended for export to North America and Europe, so it was not presented in Japan. In the US and Canadian markets, this model was called - ' Kawasaki ZG1000 Concours. This modification of the motorcycle is the most powerful - 110 hp. power, 98 Nm of torque. Versions for Europe produced from 71 to 100 hp. power (depending on the country) and 81-86 Nm of torque.

Main competitors:

The Kawasaki GTR 1000 was based on an in-line 4-cylinder liquid-cooled engine with a volume of 997 cc. see. This engine was also installed on the sports model Kawasaki GPZ1000RX, and before it - on Kawasaki GPZ900R. The main difference between the Kawasaki GTR 1000 engine and the Kawasaki GPZ1000RX is the smaller carburettors (CVK32 instead of CVK36) and different camshafts.


  • Kawasaki GTR1000 (ZG1000 Concours) 1986-1993: first generation.
  • Kawasaki GTR1000 (ZG1000 Concours) 1994-2006: second generation. In addition to small visual differences, the model gets new wheels with wider tires and improved front brakes (disc diameter: 280-> 300 mm; calipers: 1-piston -> 2-piston).

2006 was the last year of production of the model, which in recent years has been available only in the North American market. In 2008, the Kawasaki GTR 1400 was officially introduced as the successor to the GTR1000.

However, the main competitor of the Kawasaki GTR 1000 in those years was the model from the Bavarian concern BMW K100LT. The American edition "Motorcyclist", having tested both bikes, chose the Kawasaki GTR 1000, noting the model as "the most practical, reliable and competent" and also "superior to the BMW K100LT in all respects."


Specifications Kawasaki GTR 1000 (ZG1000 Concours):

Model Kawasaki GTR1000 (ZG1000 Concours)
Motorcycle type sports tourist
Release year 1986-2006
Frame steel
Engine type 4-cylinder, 4-stroke, in-line
Working volume 997 cc cm.
Bore / Stroke 74.0 x 58.0 mm
Compression ratio 10.2: 1
Cooling liquid
Number of valves per cylinder DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder
Fuel supply system Carburetor, 4x Keihin CVK32
Ignition type transistor
Maximum power 110.0 h.p. (80.9 kW) @ 9500 rpm - ZG1000 Concours (USA, Canada)

71.0-100.0 HP - GTR1000 (Europe)

Maximum torque 98.1 Nm (10.0 kgf * m) @ 6500 rpm - ZG1000 Concours (USA, Canada)

81 - 86 Nm - GTR1000 (Europe)

Gearbox 6-speed
Drive type cardan
Front tire size 110/80-V18 - ZG1000-A1-A8

120/70-R18 (59V) - ZG1000-A9-A6F

Rear tire size 150/80-V16 - ZG1000-A1-A8

150/80-R16 (71V) - ZG1000-A9-A6F

Front brakes 2 discs, 280mm, 1-piston calipers - ZG1000-A1-A8

2 discs, 300mm, 2-piston calipers - ZG1000-A9-A6F

Rear brakes 1 disc, 280 mm, 1-piston caliper
Front suspension 41mm telescopic fork (adjustable preload), 140mm travel
Rear suspension linkage with monoshock (adjustable preload and rebound damping), stroke - 140 mm
Dimensions (L x W x H) 2290 x 930 x 1415 mm
Wheelbase 1555 mm
Saddle height 815 mm - ZG1000-A1-A8

790 mm - ZG1000-A9-A6F

Acceleration to 100 km / h 4.4 sec
Maximum speed 216 km / h
Fuel tank capacity 28.5 l
Motorcycle weight (dry) 258 kg - ZG1000-A1-A8

270 kg - ZG1000-A9-A6F

Motorcycle weight (curb) 294 kg - ZG1000-A1-A8

307 kg - ZG1000-A9-A6F