KONQUISTADOR: This is the name of the ultimate
streetfighter based on the current
Kawasaki Z 1000 which is now introduced by
German bike customizer WARM UP,: www.warm-up-zweiradtechnik.de.
The bike fascinates with its single-arm swingarm
with 240 rear tire and its custom design containing
double headlights, a belly pan and a raised
seat/tail unit including an under-seat sport
exhaust system made from stainless steel.
The spectacular appearance is rounded out
with numerous chrome applications
and an extensive custom paintjob. The WARM
UP KONQUISTADOR costs 29,900 Euros.
While the 125 hp four cylinder engine remains
standard, the modifications, which turn the
standard motorcycle into the WARM UP KONQUISTADOR,
are equally extensive and exclusive. The ultra-wide
Metzeler ME 880 Marathon 240/40 R 18 rear
tire attracts the attention at first sight.
It is integrated into the high-polished frame
using an eight inches wide rim and a high-polished
aluminium-made single arm swingarm taken from
the MV Agusta Brutale: Lots of smart detail
work has been necessary to make the rear wheel
running in a nearly centered position.
The special front wheel is shod with a matching
120/70 ZR 17 Metzeler tire. The upsidedown
front fork of the Kawasaki is fixed using
custom-made WARM UP aluminium-made yokes with
custom-made risers for the wider handlebar.
To reach a more homogeneous look the front
fork’s sliders are covered with chromed
WARM UP shrouds.
The standard Z 1000 mask was taken off to
reach a genuine naked bike look. An optimal
light efficiency is realized by the mounting
of two high-polished headlamps fixed one on
top of the other. The cool steel look is rounded
out with aluminium handles including matching
controls. Greatest attention was especially
put to a clean design. For it they chose to
hide the wiring inside the handlebar. Soft-touch
hand switches replace the standard units.
The raised WARM UP seat/tail unit doesn’t
only give the streetfighter a more extreme
look but also houses the custom-made 4-in-1-in-2-in-1
under seat sport exhaust system which has
been welded by hand from stainless steel.
The battery was moved into the WARM UP belly
pan to lower the bike’s center of gravity.
The WARM UP KONQUISTADOR is alternatively
available with conventional seat pad or the
acrylic glass seat shown on the attached photos.
The tiny digital instrument, which replaces
the bulky standard instrument of the Z 1000,
is flush mounted into the tank. Maximum individuality
is also the thing on the paintjob. The design
of every individual KONQUISTADOR is created
together with the customer and German paint
artist Klaus Beutler. This turns every bike
into an distinctive individual item.