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Kawasaki Z1000R Vs Ducati Monster 1200 Vs Kawasaki Z1000 comparison


Kawasaki Z1000R Vs Ducati Monster 1200 Vs Kawasaki Z1000 Comparison: Which Bike is Better?

Trying to figure out which of these bikes or scooters to buy? Compare the Z1000R Vs Monster 1200 Vs Z1000 on carandbike to make an informed buying decision as to which bike to buy in 2021. This comparison has been carried out on the basis of prices, engine specifications, mileage, and features of these two-wheelers.

Z1000R Vs Monster 1200 Vs Z1000 – Which model is Cheapest?

The ex-showroom price of the Kawasaki Z1000 in New Delhi starts at ₹ 15.1 Lakh. On the other hand, Ducati Monster 1200 price in New Delhi of base variant starts at ₹ 20.1 Lakh and goes up to Rs. ₹ 24.73 Lakh for range topping model Lastly, the Kawasaki Z1000R starts at ₹ 16.1 Lakh.

SummaryKawasaki Z1000RDucati Monster 1200Kawasaki Z1000
Price₹ 16.1 Lakh₹ 20.1 Lakh₹ 15.1 Lakh
Body TypeSportsSportsSports
Mileage15.00 Km/l15.00 Km/l15.00 Km/l
Power140.00 bhp145.00 bhp140.00 bhp
Engine1043.0 CC1198.0 CC1043.0 CC
Fuel TypePetrolPetrolPetrol

Z1000R Vs Monster 1200 Vs Z1000 – Which gives Better Mileage?

As for the claimed fuel efficiency, the Kawasaki Z1000 base engine returns 15 Km/l. The Ducati Monster 1200 base returns 15 Km/l. The Kawasaki Z1000R basic model, on the other hand, gives 15 Km/l.

Z1000R Vs Monster 1200 Vs Z1000 – Which has a Better Engine Efficiency?

In the powertrain department, the Kawasaki Z1000 gets bhp Petrol engine, whereas the Ducati Monster 1200 comes in bhp Petrol engine. Lastly, the Kawasaki Z1000R is offered in bhp Petrol engine.


Engine CC 1043.0 cc1198.0 cc1043.0 cc
No Of Cylinder 424
Max Power 140 bhp @ 11000 rpm145 bhp @ 9250 rpm140 bhp @ 11000 rpm
Max Torque 111 Nm @ 7300 rpm124 Nm @ 7750 rpm111 Nm @ 7300 rpm
Valves Per Cylinder 444
Fuel Delivery Fuel InjectionElectronic Fuel Injection Fuel Injection
Cooling System Liquid-CooledLiquid CooledLiquid Cooled
Starting Mechanism Self StartSelf StartSelf Start

Fuel Consumption

Fuel Tank Capacity 17.0 L16.5 L17.0 L
Reserve Fuel Capacity N/AN/AN/A
Mileage 15.00 Km/l15.00 Km/l15.00 Km/l
Overall Riding Range N/AN/AN/A

Dimension and Weight

Kerb Weight 221 kg213 kg221 kg
Length 2045 mm2124 mm2045 mm
Width 790 mm845 mm790 mm
Height 1055 mm1125 mm1055 mm
Wheelbase 1435 mm1485 mm1435 mm
Ground Clearance 125 mmN/A125 mm
Seat Height 815 mm795 mm815 mm


No. Of Gears 6 Gears6 Gears6 Gears
Clutch Wet, MultiplateSlipper And Self-servo Wet Multiplate Clutch With Hydraulic ControlWet, Multiplate

Chassis and Suspension

Chassis Type Aluminium Twin-tubeTubular Steel Trellis FrameAluminium Twin-Tube
Front Suspension 41 Mm Inverted Fork With Stepless Compression And Rebound Damping And Spring Preload Adjustability43 Mm Kayaba Fully Adjustable USD Fork41 Mm Inverted Fork With Stepless Compression & Rebound Damping & Spring Preload Adjustability
Rear Suspension Ohlins MonoshockProgressive Linkage With Sachs Fully Adjustable Monoshock, Aluminium Single-sided SwingarmHorizontal Back-link, Gas-charged, With Stepless Rebound Damping And Preload Adjustability


Front Brake Type Dual Disc Brembo M50 Monobloc CallipersDual DiscDual Discs
Rear Brake Type Disc Brembo M50 Monobloc CallipersDiscDisc
Front Disc/Drum Size 310 mm320 mm310 mm
Rear Disc/Drum Size 250 mm245 mm250 mm

Wheel and Tyres

Wheel Size 17 inches17 inches17 inches
Wheel Type Alloy WheelsAlloy WheelsAlloy Wheels
Front Tyre 120/70ZR17M/C (58W)Pirelli Diablo Rosso III 120/70 ZR17120/70ZR17M/C (58W)
Rear Tyre 190/50ZR17M/C (73W)Pirelli Diablo Rosso III 190/55 ZR17190/50ZR17M/C (73W)


Battery Maintenance FreeMaintenance FreeMaintenance Free
Headlight Bi-xenon ProjectorBulbBi-xenon Projector

Standard Features

Gear Indicatorcrosstickcross
Fuel Warning Indicatortickticktick
Fuel Gaugetickticktick
Low Oil Indicatortickticktick
Low Battery Indicatorcrosstickcross
Pillion Seattickticktick
Pillion Grabrailcrosscrosscross
Engine Kill Switchtickticktick
Tripmeter TypeDigitalDigitalDigital
Tripmeter Counttickticktick
Pass Lighttickticktick
ABS and Switchable Traction Controlcross-cross
Assist And Slipper Clutchcross-cross
Intoxicating Intake Howlcross-tick
Adjustable 8-Level Traction Control & ABS-cross-
Brakes With Radial Front Callipers-cross-

Additonal Features

1,043 Cm3 Liquid-Cooled, 4-Stroke In-Line Fourcross-tick
Aluminium Twin-Tube Framecross-tick
Aluminium Twin-Tube Frame Ensuring A Balance Of Sharp Turning And Firm Handlingcross-cross
Comfortable Ergonomics To Comfortable Riding Positioncross-cross
New For 2016 Is The Addition Of An Assist And Slipper Clutchcross-tick
Power Mode Selection Riders Can Choose From Full Power Or Low Power Modecross-cross
SFF-BP (Separate Function Fork)cross-tick
The 3-Mode Ktrc System Covers A Wide Variety Of Riding Conditionscross-cross
The Exhaust System Features A 4-Into-2-Pre-Chamber-Into-2 Layoutcross-cross
50 mm USD Forks-cross-
Single-Sided Swingarm With Adjustable Shock Absorber-cross-

Key Features

Competitor of Kawasaki Z1000R

Competitor of Ducati Monster 1200

Competitor of Kawasaki Z1000

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