Not so many details about the engine, which offers more torque and more power, but we think it is a retuned version of the ZX10R engine. Well wich ZX10R? the new one or the first one, as soon as we know, you know...
The new chassis is aluminum and appears to look very similar to the monocoque design we found on the ZX-14, which means it is light and rigid.
Kawasaki gives us also few details about suspensions, but the Showa USD fork is similar to the one we found on ZX-6R and ZX-10R sportbikes, as are the radial mounted calipers and the wavy rotors.
The restyling is really good, while the new Z1000 is clearly a Z1000 (small fairing/headlight and tailsection), we have some sporty element like the small side shrouds with the turn lights.
At last, there is new echaust... well, don't be affraid of it, you will certainly be able to change it as soon as you but the bike. Kawasaki managed (I really didn't imagine if was possible) to make a dual-pipe, quad-outlet exhaust way more awfull than the original four-muffler setup...
In short: more rigid, lighter, more power and more torque, what may we ask more? ...