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– 2012 Kawasaki Z750
2012 Kawasaki Z750 Review
The 2012 Z750 combines great street performance and aggressive styling. Specially designed for high-level street riding, this new-age street-fighter offers a perfect balance of engine and chassis performance. A broad and meaty powerband delivers hard-hitting acceleration over a smooth and linear torque curve, while the slim chassis delivers quick and nimble cornering performance. The Z750’s suspension settings and tyres are tuned to deliver rider-responsive handling characteristics over a wide range of road surfaces and riding conditions. In fact, this well-balanced performance envelope is the Z750’s most noteworthy characteristic. Offering just the right amount of power in a responsive and sharp-looking package, the Z750 just may be the best balanced machine of the new model year.
2012 Kawasaki Z750 Features and Benefits
A slim and compact chassis gives the Z750 superb manoeuvrability and precise handling. Upgrades to cope with the demands of sports riding include a re-positioned steering head and a 41mm inverted fork dramatically increasing feel and ride quality.
The great handling chassis delivers superb rider feedback thanks to the stiffness balance. In addition, the relationship between the seat, handlebar and footpeg further enhances communications between rider and machine.
The liquid-cooled, 748 cm³, 16-valve, in-line four has been re-tuned for improved acceleration and overtaking power. Reconfigured intake ports, new cam profiles and other changes to the intake system result in a flatter mid-range torque curve.
Enhanced low-mid Performance
The stylish short-style silencer with tri-ovular cross-section has been reworked internally using latest technologies to ‘tune’ back-pressure waves for enhanced response in the low-mid range.
Aggressive, aerodynamically styled front and side cowls add to the Z750’s already muscular appearance, further accentuating its powerful ‘street fighter’ attitude.
The 41 mm inverted fork provides a smooth action in the top half of the stroke, complemented by firmer damping in the bottom half. This produces the feeling of a long-stroke suspension initially, followed by a solid, planted feel in corners. Ultimately, this makes the bike both easier to ride and better performing.
Just like our Ninja supersport machines, the Z750 boasts triple petal disc brakes providing superb stopping power with reduced unsprung weight and improved heat dissipation.
Comprehensive instrumentation gives at-a-glance information to the rider via an analogue-style tachometer, complemented by an LCD display with digital speedometer, odometer, tripmeter, water temp, fuel gauge, clock, and more.
2012 Kawasaki Z750 – USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: NA
Model not available in the USA
2012 Kawasaki Z750 – Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: See Canadian Kawasaki Dealer for pricing.
Model Not Available in Canada
2012 Kawasaki Z750 – UK/European Specifications/Technical Details
UK/EU MSRP Price: See UK/European Kawasaki Dealer for pricing.
See Z750R model.
2012 Kawasaki Z750 – Australian Specifications/Technical Details
Australia MSRP Price: See Australian Kawasaki Dealer for pricing
Type Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke In-Line Four
Displacement 748 cm³
Bore and Stroke 68.4 x 50.9 mm
Compression ratio 11.3:1
Valve system DOHC, 16 valves
Fuel system Fuel injection: Ã˜ 32 mm x 4 (Keihin) with oval sub-throttles
Lubrication Forced lubrication, wet sump
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 2.867 (43/15)
Clutch Wet multi-disc, manual
Frame Type Tubular backbone (with engine sub-frame), high-tensile steel
Wheel travel: 120 mm
rear 125 mm
front 120/70ZR17M/C (58W)
rear 180/55ZR17M/C (73W)
Caster (rake) 24.5°
Trail 103 mm
Steering angle (left/right) 31° / 31°
Front: 41 mm inverted fork with rebound damping and spring preload adjustability
Rear: Bottom-Link Uni-Trak with gas-charged shock
Rebound damping Stepless
Spring preload 7-way
Front: Dual semi-floating 300 mm petal discs
Calliper Dual twin-piston
Rear: Single 250 mm petal disc
Overall length 2,085 mm
Overall width 805 mm
Overall height 1,100 mm
Wheelbase 1,440 mm
Ground clearance 155 mm
Seat height 815 mm
Curb Mass 226 kg with full tank of fuel
Fuel capacity 18.5 litres
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.