Since it was introduced in 2003, the Kawasaki Z1000 has earned a following of dedicated fans. It offers a fun streetfighter look combined with a powerful engine. Many owners are fans of speed and always looking for ways to take their bikes to the next level. Fortunately, there are numerous aftermarket upgrades available. Read on for the top 3 mods of Kawasaki Z1000.
1) Hotbodies MGP Slip-On Exhaust
One of the simplest ways to increase horsepower is to upgrade the exhaust. While the Kawasaki Z1000 has a capable OEM exhaust, this slip-on upgrade can take you to the next level. Performance exhausts can increase horsepower by as much as 10%. So, this upgrade could add as much as 10-12 horsepower. On a street bike, that is a big upgrade.
The Hotbodies MGP Slip-On Exhaust is short and compact, providing an aggressive look. It also enhances the exhaust note, creating a deep growl. It is a great way to improve the aesthetics of the bike at the same time as the performance.
Better yet, as a slip-on exhaust, this mod can be bolted on with no major changes. It is a simple way to push your Kawasaki Z1000 to the next level.
2) K&N OE Replacement High Flow Air Filter
If you are going to change any of the OEM genuine Kawasaki Z1000 parts for an aftermarket alternative, it should be the air filter. This is an extremely easy upgrade to make, requiring only basic tools; the filter can fit right into the OEM airbox. With this upgrade, you will increase airflow into the engine, meaning more power and torque.
The K&N OE Replacement High Flow Air Filter is a simple yet impactful improvement to an already capable bike. Your engine needs to breathe to make power. This is the way to maximize the amount of air it can suck in.
Additionally, K&N filters are cleanable and reusable. So, you don’t need to worry about replacing the filter every time you service your bike.
3) EBC Sintered Double-H Brake Pads
Power is great, especially on an open straight. However, most riding requires control as much as it does speed. For this, stopping power is extremely important. If you’re on the track heading into a turn, with reliable brakes you can more easily manage your speed, so you can shoot out of the corner faster.
The EBC Sintered Double-H Brake Pads are named for their friction rating. They are H-rated, the highest rating, at both hot and cold temperatures. That means you have maximum stopping power when you start your run and when you end it. Avoiding brake fade is a persuasive reason to upgrade your bike.
Make the most of your Kawasaki Z1000 with a few aftermarket upgrades. As capable as the OEM genuine Kawasaki parts are, there is always room for improvement. With the mods listed above, you’ll be gunning down straightaways faster and taking on corners with more confidence. If that isn’t a reason to upgrade your bike, then what is? Get started wrenching today with new motorcycle aftermarket parts.