This one knocked the Suzuki GSX-S1000 off my personal Open-class everyday-naked bike pedestal. It’s not quite as powerful as the Suzuki, nor the Z1000 Kawasaki it replaces, but 116 horses and 68 pound-feet of torque at the rear wheel always feel like plenty, especially given the discount over those other two bikes (neither of which fit under our $10k threshold). The all-new Z also looks fantastic in that green iridescent tube frame, and it’s the smoothest-running big Four we’ve ridden in a long time.