Kawasaki Z800 Overview
Epic ride quality, powerful rpm, silky motor; this is the checklist of the Kawasaki Z800 and wow, is it living up to expectations. Experienced riders have fallen in love with it and have also praised Kawasaki to the hilt for improving the suspension, chassis and engine, making the ride absolutely sensational, even if the bike is still a little too heavy.
Kawasaki have worked tirelessly to improve many areas of previous models in order to create the Z800. The old tubular steel frame has been given a lighter aluminium holding that runs along the front and down the sides of the bike to give a substantial reduction to the vibration from the engine and to increase the overall rigidity of the bike itself. The rear shock absorbers and 41mm KYB forks are completely adjustable for damping purposes and the shock itself has been moved to make way for a new and improved exhaust.
The Z800 engine is 806cc and liquid-cooled with the ability to reach top speeds of 145mph. The power that courses through the motorbike is now 111bhp instead of the 105bhp of previous models.
There have been two big changes to the bike that both contribute to the overall speed and power, these are the bore and stroke, which now comes in at 71 x 50.9mm, while the gearing has dropped due to a larger sprocket at the rear.
The Z800 shows exactly what Kawasaki can do and this amazingly balanced bike is every biker’s dream.
Kawasaki Z800 Spec
- Top speed145mph
- Seat height834mm
- EngineLiquid cooled, V2, four stroke
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Very good, it is easy to hand and goes around corners like butter. No issues with the ride quality even though the bike is heavy, doesn't affect the ride of the bike.
The engine is very reliable, starts up with a push of the button and have not had any issues. I am guessing because it's still quite new.
Nothing, overall the bike beats all expectations and is very good to ride.
The bike is very sleek and looks and feels premium. There's a lot of features the seats, the brake lights both have the Z families Z's on it.
The brakes have ABS to assist the stopping, very good grip. Though you also need good quality tyres for good grip. but in all the brakes are very good and no issues seen so far
It’s excellent round bends
Very good drive in higher gears
Don’t like eco riding
Amazing handling. Feels planted on the road. Very nimble despite the weight and sharp throttle reactions
806cc producing 114 bhp
I am managing 50 miles per gallon of fuel which is considered ok for a naked sports bike
Amazing build quality
Nissan brakes with ABS. front brakes are much better than rear