41 mm inverted fork with rebound damping and
spring preload adjustability,
Front Wheel Travlel
120 mm 4.7 in
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
2x semi-floating 310 mm discs 4 piston calipers
Single 220mm disc 1 piston
Steering Angle, left / right
31° / 31°
Length 2100 mm / 82.6
Width 800 mm / 31.4 in
Height 1050 mm / 41.3 ib
1445 mm / 56.8 in
834 mm / 32.8 in
150 mm / 5.9 in
229 kg / 504.8 lbs ABS 231 kg / 509.2 lbs
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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