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2013 Kawasaki Z800 e version

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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.

Overview

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

Kawasaki Z800 e version

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

Kawasaki Z800 e version

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

Kawasaki Z800 e version

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

Kawasaki Z800 e version

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

Kawasaki Z800 e version

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

Kawasaki Z800 e version

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.

LED taillight

Kawasaki Z800 e version

New taillight design features a “Z” pattern – a nice touch that complements the slim tail section of this latest Z-model.

Sharp under-cowl

Kawasaki Z800 e version

The under-cowl adds to the Z800’s street-fighter image and along with the engine shrouds contributes to the aggressive, visceral design. (optional)

Specifications

Kawasaki Z800 e version
Fuel systemFuel injection: f34 mm x 4 (Mikuni), with dual throttle valves
IgnitionDigital
StartingElectric
LubricationForced lubrication, wet sump
Engine typeLiquid-cooled, 4-stroke In-Line Four
Displacement806 cm3
Bore x stroke71.0 x 50.9 mm
Compression ratio11.9:1
Valve/Induction systemDOHC, 16 valves
ClutchWet multi-disc, manual
Primary reduction ratio1.714 (84/49)
Gear ratios: 1st2.571 (36/14)
Gear ratios: 2nd1.941 (33/17)
Gear ratios: 3rd1.556 (28/18)
Gear ratios: 4th1.333 (28/21)
Gear ratios: 5th1.200 (24/20)
Gear ratios: 6th1.095 (23/21)
Final reduction ratio3.000 (45/15)
Transmission6-speed, return
Final DriveSealed chain
Frame typeTubular backbone (with engine sub-frame), high-tensile steel
Wheel travel, front120 mm
Wheel travel, rear137 mm
Tyre, front120/70ZR17M/C (58W)
Tyre, rear180/55ZR17M/C (73W)
Steering angle, left / right31o / 31o
Suspension, front41 mm inverted fork
Suspension, rearBottom-Link Uni-Trak, gas-charged shock with 7-way preload adjustability
Brakes, frontDual semi-floating 310 mm petal discs Dual opposed 4-piston (ABS version) Dual Twin-Piston (non ABS)
Brakes, rearSingle 250 mm petal disc Single-piston
Dimensions (L x W x H)2,100 mm x 800 mm x 1,050 mm
Ground Clearance150 mm
Wheelbase1,445 mm
Seat height834 mm
Fuel capacity17 litres
Curb Mass226 kg
Maximum power70.0 kW 95 PS / 9,500 rpm
Maximum torque76.0 N*m 7.7 kgf*m / 8,000 rpm
MSRP£ 6,899


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