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Z1000 Defeats Honda and Triumph in Cycle World's "Let There Be ROCK!" Shootout
Cycle World magazine put three of latest "naked" sportbikes to the test in their "Let There Be ROCK!" shootout and concluded that from handling to power, and even all-out sport riding, the Kawasaki Z1000 is the clear winner.

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“Cycle World named the best bike in each category for its 2011 “Ten Best Bikes” issue, and when it comes to “Standard” (aka naked) motorcycles, their overwhelming pick–for the second year running–was the Kawasaki Z1000.”

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Z1000 Takes "Best Naked Bike" Honors in Motorcyclist Magazine
Motorcyclist magazine picked the 2010 Kawasaki Z1000 as the Best Naked Bike of 2010 in their annual ‘Motorcycle of the Year (MOTY)’ issue. The Z1000s balance of power, comfort, handling and practicality earned it the top spot in its category. Here’s what the staff at Motorcyclist had to say about the Kawasaki Z1000:

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Z1000 Beats Ducati and Honda Sport Tourers at Their Own Game took an extended, multi-day sport tour on the Kawasaki Z1000, Ducati Multistrada 1200S and Honda VFR 1200. This real-world test of sport touring performance, comfort and value provided some surprising insight: The Z1000 isn’t just a great street bike and commuter, it’s also a heck of a good sportbike and light tourer! The editors at had to this to say about the 2010 Kawasaki Z1000:

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