Kawasaki Z750 Overview
If you’re a motorbike fiend and are looking for style combined with a good engine, the Kawasaki Z750 is exactly what you want. Before it was given a makeover, it was completely unappreciated and now it’s being praised for its engine which allows riders to test their limits without a lot of backlash.
The main idea behind the Z750 was to create a bike that uses budget materials without skimping on performance. The one fork leg control front rebound damping along with the shock and forks at the rear of the bike are quite soft in a bid to save money; this means that the steering becomes slightly harder to handle when the bike is pushed beyond its comfort levels. If these problems were tweaked, Kawasaki would be able to achieve a budget bike with a high-quality experience.
The 748cc liquid-cooled engine works very well at lower level speeds due to the new fuel injection system and the internal workings of the engine. It is brought to life through revs; at 6500rpm, the magic of the Z750 shines through and it transforms into a naked bike with a sports personality that wants to be pushed to its limits.
However, due to its build of budget items, the Z750 tends to struggle with hitting top speeds of over 130mph without feeling the strain so, at this present moment in time, the goal of creating a bike that hits the high levels with budget materials has been hit but not flawlessly achieved.
Kawasaki Z750 Spec
- Top speed130mph
- Average fuel consumption46mpg
- Seat height815m
- EngineFour stroke, liquid cooled, DOHC, 4v
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The ride is smooth but the bike is quite top heavy
Front suspension is not adjustable
Predictable handling, easy to ride and handle
Longest running design from Kawasaki from 1980 to the 2000s, sturdy and reliable
27 years old and gets used every day not many bikes can take that sort of punishment. 250 miles per week
The standard mirrors does not give great view of the rear traffic
The ride is smooth and the adjustable rear shock helps get the optimum handling for your weight. The front fork is not adjustable but is stiffer than other mid weights in this class
Highlight of the bike and offers good useable power. The motor is basically a sleeved down Z1000 so is happy round town but comes alive when you get the revs up.
Very reasonable to run and achieves 40mpg easily. Servicing cost is similar to other bikes in the same class and easy enough for the home mechanic
Build is generally good on this bike and is only let down by some plastic panels disguised as
Budget calipers offer reasonable stopping power but won’t win any awards.