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2013 Kawasaki Z800 Review

2013 Kawasaki Z800

Kawasaki Z800: New Supernaked middleweight with a knockout punch.

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.


 

2013 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.


 

 

2013 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.

 


 


 

2013 Kawasaki Z800 - USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $NA USD

Model not available

 

 


 

2013 Kawasaki Z800 - Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $NA CDN

Model not available



2013 Kawasaki Z800 - United Kingdom Specifications/Technical Details
UK MSRP Price: £7499 (Prices are recommended and inclusive of VAT @ 20% and delivery)

Engine

Engine type
Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke In-Line Four

Displacement
806 cm3

Bore x stroke
71.0 x 50.9 mm

Compression ratio
11.9:1

Valve/Induction system
DOHC, 16 valves

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

Ignition
Digital

Starting
Electric

Lubrication
Forced lubrication, wet sump

Transmission

Transmission
6-speed, return

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

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
31o / 31o

Suspension

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

Brakes

Brakes, front
Dual semi-floating 310 mm petal discs Dual opposed 4-piston

Brakes, rear
Single 250 mm petal disc Single-piston

Dimensions

Dimensions (L x W x H)
2,100 mm x 800 mm x 1,050 mm

Wheelbase
1,445 mm

Ground Clearance
150 mm

Seat height
834 mm

Fuel capacity
17 litres

Curb Mass
229 kg

Performance

Maximum power
83.0 kW {113 PS} / 10,200 rpm

Maximum torque
83.0 N*m {8.5 kgf*m} / 8,000 rpm



 


2013 Kawasaki Z800 - Australia Specifications/Technical Details
Australia MSRP Price: See dealer

Engine:
Type Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke In-Line Four
Displacement 806 cm³Bore and Stroke 71.0 x 50.9 mmCompression ratio 11.9:1
Valve system DOHC, 16 valves
Fuel system Fuel injection: ø34 mm x 4 (Keihin) with dual throttle valves
Ignition Digital
Starting Electric
Lubrication Forced lubrication, wet sump

Drivetrain:
Transmission 6-speed, return
Final drive Sealed Chain
Primary reduction ratio 1.714 (84/49)
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)
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
Rear 137 mm
Tyre:
Front 120/70ZR17M/C (58W)
Rear 180/55ZR17M/C (73W)
Caster (rake) 24°
Trail 98 mm
Steering angle (left/right) 31° / 31°

Suspension:
Front 41 mm inverted fork with rebound damping and spring preload adjustability
Rear Bottom-Link Uni-Trak, gas-charged shock with piggyback reservoir and stepless rebound damping and preload adjustability
Brakes:
Front: Dual semi-floating 310 mm petal discs
Caliper Dual opposed 4-piston
Rear: Single 250 mm petal disc
Caliper Single-piston

Dimensions:
Overall length 2,100 mm
Overall width 800 mm
Overall height 800 mm
Wheelbase 1,445 mm
Ground clearance 150 mm
Seat height 834 mm
Curb mass 231 kg
Fuel capacity 17 litres
Performance:
Maximum power 83.0 kW {113 PS} / 10,200 rpm
Maximum torque 83.0 Nžm {8.5 kg¦žm} / 8,000 rpm
Colours: Candy Flat Blazed Green / Metallic Spark Black Pearl Stardust White / Metallic Spark Black

The specifications mentioned here apply to and have been achieved by production models under standard operating conditions. We intend only to give a fair description of the vehicle and its performance capabilities but these specifications may not apply to every machine supplied for sale. Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. reserves the right to alter specifications without prior notice. Equipment illustrated and specifications may vary to meet individual markets.




 

 

 

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