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<br /> FIRST RIDE WORDS: Tim Carrithers PHOTOS: Adam Campbell<br /> 2010 KAWASAKI Z1000<br /> ELECTRONICALLY REPRINTED FROM MARCH 2010<br /> PRACTICALLY<br /> NAKED<br /> Kawasaki's new standard<br /> of excellence is just<br /> keepin' it real<br /> They Say: “Faster,<br /> more nimble and<br /> better than ever.”<br /> We Say: “Return of<br /> the son of '73 Z-1”<br /> B efore we get into what the new<br /> Z1000 is, let's start with what Kawa-<br /> saki says it isn't. First, it's definitely<br /> not a warmed-over '08 Z1000—don't look<br /> for transposable parts because there aren't<br /> any—and it's not a naked ZX-10 either. Your stroke helps keep the intake charge moving,<br /> aesthetic inference and these photographs which helps explain 65 percent more torque<br /> not withstanding, Kawasaki types don't use and 10 percent more horsepower 4000 rpm<br /> the word “naked” in its presence. Naked <a title="64804_elite.pdf page 1" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/804dc62b?page=1"> FIRST RIDE WORDS: Tim Carrithers PHOTOS</a> <a title="64804_elite.pdf page 2" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/804dc62b?page=2"></a>