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LKM-Kawasaki Z 1000 test

Z 1000 tuning variant

Actually everything is already there? it just takes a little fine-tuning. Quite legal with the LKM-Z 1000, highly illegal in sport? autologous doping.

So ?? this is exactly how it should feel when you fly up the Col du Galibier, irresistibly past everyone and then really put on another one when the others have given up. In cycling, Spanish specialists usually help to achieve such top performance. It is not uncommon for the Rhinelander Hennes Lohr to use his special tools on a motorcycle. To turn a standard Kawasaki Z 1000 into a really powerful Z 1000? that was his mission. And that practically with on-board resources, without increasing the displacement or other tricks that let history drift into illegality.

Because, unlike in competitive sport, measures that optimize oxygen transport are not generally prohibited in road traffic. After the Lohr cure (glass blasting combustion chambers and valves, processing valve seats and milling the exact seat width, enlarging channels, milling and smoothing in a flow-favorable manner, modifying combustion chambers and increasing compression), the LKM-Z 1000 presses with the aid of a loud Akrapovic complete system (Lohr: “I don’t know how they do it in Slovenia with the registration ”) a hefty 148 hp (series: 123 hp) on the MOTORRAD test bench roller, and indeed“ quite legally, because the exhaust gas values ​​are correct. In addition, we are within the legally permitted tolerance limit of twenty percent more performance ".

Just as gratifying: the care with which Lohr proceeded with the vote. The four-cylinder accelerates precisely, but not too hard, is on the standard level up to 7500 rpm despite the power plus, in order to then switch on the afterburner. Quite apart from the pleasure factor (which can be increased as required by further upgrading, see table on the right), this also resulted in significantly better driving performance. But even for those to whom image means nothing, while drivability means everything, Lohr is up to good things. More torque around the bottom, but not quite as much pressure on top ?? a lot is possible.

Tuning and measured values ​​LKM-Kawasaki Z 1000


Doping bang: the Z 1000 is impressive after its doping cure.

LKM engine tuning, 152 hp: 1390 euros
Akrapovic exhaust with TÜV: 1130 euros
Wilbers shock absorb: 890 euros
Wilbers fork springs: 109 euros
Ohlins steering damper: 459 euros
Ricoma mirror set: 118 euros
Ricoma license plate holder with mini indicator: 127 euros
Ricoma footpegs: 429 euros
Special paint: 799 euros
Complete price (including VAT): 14,750 euros

Performance (brackets for the series version):

0 100 km / h 3.3 (3.3) sec
0 ?? 200 km / h 5.0 (5.3) sec

60 ?? 100 km / h 3.7 (3.8) sec
100 ?? 140 km / h 3.5 (3.8) sec
140 ?? 180 km / h 3.9 (4.1) sec

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