Meet the 2014 Kawasaki Z800 – a true mechanical beast that will blow your mind every time you fire up its engine. At the heart of the motorcycle sits a 806cc , liquid-cooled, DOHC, 4-stroke in-line four engine which delivers a maximum power of 83.0 KW (113 PS) at 10,200 rpm and a maximum torque of 83.0 Nm (8.5 Kgfm) at 8,000 rpm. All this power is transferred to the rear wheel by means of a six speed transmission.
For the 2014 model year we get increased performance across the rpm range, adjustable inverted front fork, Piggyback reservoir rear shock, Digital LCD instrumentation, connected header pipes and an optional ABS version.
The stopping power is handled by new opposed, 4-piston calipers paired with larger-diameter 310 mm petal discs.
The 2014 Kawasaki Z800 is offered with a starting price of €8.996.
Hit the jump for more information on the 2014 Kawasaki Z800.
The undisputed super middle weight
The new middle-weight contender with a knock-out punch, the Z800 proudly takes the Z family legend forwards. After more than fourty years from the launch of the Z1, the latest iconic Z machine has the styling, personality and engineering features that Kawasaki super naked machines have become world famous for. With 806cc’s of power, urge and performance, the Z800 looks set to take on all challengers and deliver a truly knockout punch.
Strong, passionate and direct, the riding emotions you feel are matched by the machine you ride. into the ring and under the full glare of the spotlights stands the undisputed middle-weight champion, the new Z800. Built to deliver, a machine set to beat all-challengers with a fierce dominance.
No punches pulled
The Z800’s 806cc displacement engine is tuned for both town beating hard pulling weekday mid- range and weekend top end highway screaming. Be sure, the Z800 is the only place to be if your desire is for fun, feedback and full-on freedom. Grab the bars tight, and don’t expect the Z800 to pull its punches.
2014 Kawasaki Z800 Key Features:
• Increased performance across the rpm range
• Adjustable inverted front fork
• Piggyback reservoir rear shock
• Digital LCD instrumentation
• Connected header pipes aid mid-range power
• ABS version available
2014 Kawasaki Z800 Features and Benefits:
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.
Enhanced braking performance
New opposed, 4-piston calipers gripping larger-diameter 310 mm petal discs deliver formidable stopping power with superb control and feel.
Natural riding position
The relationship between pegs, seat 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.
Piggyback-reservoir-equipped rear shock
The rear shock features an aluminum body wuith a piggyback reservoir for increased cooling performance. KYB rear shock is repositioned 20mm to the left side for better left-right balance
41 mm inverted fork
41mm KYB Inverted fork contributes to the Z800’s quick, nimble handling, excellent road-holding ability and superb feedback. Optimised for the increased engine and revised frame rigidity the front fork is adjustable for rebound damping and preload.
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 noticeable in the low-mid range, adding a greater everyday usability as well as increased riding exhilaration. Shorter final gearing complements the new engine character and emphasises the Z800’s stronger acceleration.
Shorter final gearing
Smooth-shifting 6-speed transmission has a gear for every situation, from low-speed city traffic to high-speed highway use. A larger rear sprocket (43T>>45T) emphasises the Z800’s already more powerful acceleration.
Highly communicative chassis
While maintaining a highly sporty nature, the Z800’s friendly character makes it an accommodating 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.
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.
Buffed header pipes
Elegant curves of the exhaust header pipes and a buffed finish complement the Z800’s fierce street-fighter styling.
The under-cowl adds to the Z800’s street-fighter image and along with the engine shrouds contributes to the aggressive, visceral design.
New taillight design features a “Z” pattern – a nice touch that complements the slim tail section of this latest Z-model.
|Engine type||Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke In-Line Four|
|Bore x stroke||71.0 x 50.9 mm|
|Valve/Induction system||DOHC, 16 valves|
|Fuel system||Fuel injection: f34 mm x 4 (Mikuni), with dual throttle valves|
|Lubrication||Forced lubrication, wet sump|
|Maximum power||83.0 kW 113 PS / 10,200 rpm|
|Maximum torque||83.0 Nm 8.5 kgfm / 8,000 rpm|
|Final Drive||Sealed chain|
|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)|
|Clutch||Wet multi-disc, manual|
|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||31° / 31°|
|Brakes, front||Dual semi-floating 310 mm petal discs Dual opposed 4-piston|
|Brakes, rear||Single 250 mm petal disc Single-piston|
|Suspension, front||41 mm inverted fork with rebound damping and spring preload adjustability|
|Suspension, rear||Bottom-Link Uni-Trak, gas-charged shock with piggyback reservoir and stepless rebound damping and preload adjustability|
|Dimensions (L x W x H)||2,100 mm x 800 mm x 1,050 mm|
|Ground Clearance||150 mm|
|Fuel capacity||17 litres|
|Seat height||834 mm|
|Curb Mass||229 kg / 231 kg (ABS)|