The Kawasaki Z800 follows on the footsteps of the old Z750 that made its debut in 2003. Compared to the previous generation the new Z800 is a totally improved motorcycle that keeps all the advantages of the old model but significantly improves some of its flaws.
For a middle weight super-naked model the Kawasaki Z800 is a surprisingly capable motorcycle that offers an excellent ride quality, a smooth engine and a huge amount of power.
Talking about power, the Kawasaki Z800 e version sports a Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, In-Line Four, 806 cm3 engine that is paired with a six speed transmission. Fire up the engine and you’ll be assaulted by 95 pennies of power and 76 Nm of torque achieved at 8000 rpm.
The motorcycle’s speed is kept in leash by new opposed, 4-piston calipers (ABS version only) that grip large-diameter 310 mm petal discs. The rear wheel is kept in check by a 250 mm petal disc paired with a single-piston.
Hit the jump for more information on the Kawasaki Z800 e version.
For those aspiring to their first machine in the middle weight super-naked category, there is now something truly outstanding on offer in terms of style and specification, the new Z800 e version. Available either as a 70kw machine or fully compliant with A2 licence regulation in its 35kw form, this is a motorcycle with style and panache plus a reassuring new engine and chassis package that delivers confidence, making the Z family as accessible as ever.
806 cm3 liquid-cooled, 4-stroke In-line Four tuned for strong low-mid range torque
With its larger displacement, the Z800 engine offers increased performance at all RPM. the greater performance is especially niticeable in the low-mid range, adding o greater everyday usability as wel increased riding exhilaration. Shorter final gearing complements the new engine character and emphasises the Z800,s stronger accelleration.
Highly communicative chassis
While maintaining a highly sporty nature, the Z800’s friendly character makes it an accomodating mount even for beginners. Increased road holding performance, and hence traction, on all types of road surfaces enables both sporty and friendly riding characteristics. Tubular backbone chassis design with engine sub-frame and new connecting pipe, and revised chassis rigidity offer great feedback to the rider, communicating what the bike is doing in all situations.
41 mm inverted fork
41mm KYB Inverted fork contributes to the Z800’s quick, nimble handling, excellent road-holding ability and superb feedback. Optimized for the increased engine and revised frame rigidity.
Enhanced braking performance
New opposed, 4-piston calipers (ABS version only) gripping larger-diameter 310 mm petal discs deliver formidable stopping power with superb control and feel.
Full digital instrumentation
The Z800’s futuristic looking instrument panel features a triple LCD screen which includes a level-meter-style tachometer, fuel gauge, remaining range and the Economical Riding Indicator.
Natural riding position
The relationship between pegs, seata and handlebars was designed to enhance communication between rider and machine, giving the rider a confidence-inspiring feeling of control that perfectly complements its accurate and precise handling qualities. New seat design contributes to increased comfort for rider and passenger.
Aggressive front cowl
Compact headlamp cowl uses a multi-facet design to create a more aggressive, glaring visage for the Z800. the fierce appearence is one of the key styling elements of the aggressive new design.
New taillight design features a “Z” pattern – a nice touch that complements the slim tail section of this latest Z-model.
The under-cowl adds to the Z800’s street-fighter image and along with the engine shrouds contributes to the aggressive, visceral design. (optional)
|Fuel system||Fuel injection: f34 mm x 4 (Mikuni), with dual throttle valves|
|Lubrication||Forced lubrication, wet sump|
|Engine type||Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke In-Line Four|
|Bore x stroke||71.0 x 50.9 mm|
|Valve/Induction system||DOHC, 16 valves|
|Clutch||Wet multi-disc, manual|
|Primary reduction ratio||1.714 (84/49)|
|Gear ratios: 1st||2.571 (36/14)|
|Gear ratios: 2nd||1.941 (33/17)|
|Gear ratios: 3rd||1.556 (28/18)|
|Gear ratios: 4th||1.333 (28/21)|
|Gear ratios: 5th||1.200 (24/20)|
|Gear ratios: 6th||1.095 (23/21)|
|Final reduction ratio||3.000 (45/15)|
|Final Drive||Sealed chain|
|Frame type||Tubular backbone (with engine sub-frame), high-tensile steel|
|Wheel travel, front||120 mm|
|Wheel travel, rear||137 mm|
|Tyre, front||120/70ZR17M/C (58W)|
|Tyre, rear||180/55ZR17M/C (73W)|
|Steering angle, left / right||31o / 31o|
|Suspension, front||41 mm inverted fork|
|Suspension, rear||Bottom-Link Uni-Trak, gas-charged shock with 7-way preload adjustability|
|Brakes, front||Dual semi-floating 310 mm petal discs Dual opposed 4-piston (ABS version) Dual Twin-Piston (non ABS)|
|Brakes, rear||Single 250 mm petal disc Single-piston|
|Dimensions (L x W x H)||2,100 mm x 800 mm x 1,050 mm|
|Ground Clearance||150 mm|
|Seat height||834 mm|
|Fuel capacity||17 litres|
|Curb Mass||226 kg|
|Maximum power||70.0 kW 95 PS / 9,500 rpm|
|Maximum torque||76.0 N*m 7.7 kgf*m / 8,000 rpm|