Kawasaki Z 800




Make Model

Kawasaki Z 800


2013 - 14


Four stroke, transverse four cylinder, DOHC, 4 valve per cylinder


806 cc / 49.1 cu-in
Bore x Stroke 71 x 50.9 mm
Cooling System Liquid cooled
Compression Ratio 11.9:1


Fuel injection: 34 mm x 4 (Mikuni), with dual throttle valves


Starting Electric
Lubrication Forced lubrication, wet sump

Max Power Arial

83.0 kW / 113 hp @ 10200 rpm

Max Torque

83.0 Nm / 8.5 kg-fm @ 8000 rpm
Clutch Wet multi-disc, manual


6 Speed 
Final Drive Chain
Gear Ratio 1st 2.571 (36/14) 2nd 1.941 (33/17) 3rd 1.556 (28/18)  4th 1.333 (28/21) 5th 1.200 (24/20) 6th 1.095 (23/21)
Primary Reduction Ratio 1.714 (84/49)
Final Reduction Ratio 3.000 (45/15)
Frame Tubular backbone (with engine sub-frame), high-tensile steel

Front Suspension

41 mm inverted fork with rebound damping and spring preload adjustability,
Front Wheel Travlel 120 mm 4.7 in

Rear Suspension

Bottom-Link Uni-Trak, gas-charged shock with piggyback reservoir and stepless rebound damping and preload adjustability,
Rear Wheel Travel 137 mm  / 5.3 in

Front Brakes

2x semi-floating 310 mm discs 4 piston calipers

Rear Brakes

Single 220mm disc 1 piston caliper

Front Tyre

120/70 ZR17

Rear Tyre

Steering Angle, left / right 31° / 31°
Dimensions Length 2100 mm / 82.6
Width 800 mm / 31.4 in
Height 1050 mm / 41.3 ib
Wheelbase 1445 mm / 56.8 in
Seat height 834 mm  / 32.8 in
Ground Clearance 150 mm / 5.9 in

Wet Weight

229 kg / 504.8 lbs  ABS 231 kg / 509.2 lbs

Fuel Capacity 

17 Litres / 4.5 US gal


Building on Kawasaki’s formidable reputation and dominant sales position in the naked street-fighter segment, the company is proud to announce the new Z800.

Combining an innovative, forward looking styling approach with many engine, chassis and rider friendly upgrades, the new Z800 is set to maintain Kawasaki’s record braking sales position in this ever popular market sector.

Delivering superior power and torque via the new 806cc engine allied to a carefully crafted riding package, the successor to the hugely popular Z750 is being seen as a machine destined to appeal to riders keen to express their individuality with the addition of a variety of factory genuine accessories.

Equally able on long sweeping highways and demanding weekend riding trips as in the intimate urban environment, the Z800 will become an extension of the personality of its owners thanks to avant-garde looks coupled with a variety of clever engineering solutions.

At a time when many manufacturers either compromise or hesitate to launch innovative models, the Z800 stands out as a fresh, new, exciting prospect – a true middleweight contender with a knockout punch.

Following the highly popular Z750, Kawasaki proudly presents the newest model in the Z family. 40 years after the birth of the original Z, the Z800 takes the Z design in an aggressive new direction. While the design of its popular predecessor may be considered somewhat reserved, for the Z800 designers were given free rein to pursue a more vivid expression of the Z brand for the mid-size class. Engineers were equally unconstrained when it came to engine and chassis design. With increased engine displacement and increased chassis performance delivering even greater exhilaration, the Z800 offers an exciting and expressive choice of ride that makes other options seem pale in comparison. 


Kawasaki Z800 Key Features

The undisputed super middleweight

The new middle-weight contender with a knock-out punch, the Z800 proudly takes the Z family legend forwards. Forty years after 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 new Z800 looks set to take on all challengers and deliver a truly knockout punch.

Kawasaki Z800 Features and Benefits

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.

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 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 the front fork is adjustable for rembound dumping and preload.

Piggyback-reservoir-equipped rear shock
The rear shock features an aluminum body wuith a piggyback reservoir for ncreased cooling performance. KYB rear shock is repositioned 20mm to the left side for better left-right balance.

Enhanced braking performance
New opposed, 4-piston calipers 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.

Buffed header pipes
Elegant curves of the exhaust header pipes and a buffed finish complement the Z800's fierce street-fighter styling.

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.

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

Sharp under-cowl
The under-cowl adds to the Z800's street-fighter image and along with the engine shrouds contributes to the aggressive, visceral design.

Optional ABS
ABS Models feature a compact and lightweight Nissin motorcycle ABS unit. The unit is located under the rider's seat, contributing to increased room for storage under the passenger seat.