2011 KAWASAKI Z1000, Naked Bike? Super Standard? Modern UJM? Who Cares What Its Called: The Futuristically Retro and Super-Fast Z1000 is an Absolute Blast to Ride Its a rare thing: a new-from-the-ground-up motorcycle that feels so right and works so well right out of the crate that it has the press swooning and owners crooning. These well-sorted but rare bikes are often described as happy motorcycles, and its become crystal clear during the last year that Kawasakis Z1000 completely redesigned in 2010 is a very happy machine. Its a realization that comes after just a mile or two in the saddle, and its one that confirms the fact that this motorcycles design team worked a special bit of magic during development.