2012 Kawasaki Z750R

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2012 Kawasaki Z750R
2012 Kawasaki Z750R

2012 Kawasaki Z750R
2012 Kawasaki Z750R

2012 Kawasaki Z750R
2012 Kawasaki Z750R

2012 Kawasaki Z750R
2012 Kawasaki Z750R

– 2012 Kawasaki Z750R

2012 Kawasaki Z750R Review

Perfect Balance

Clever chassis and braking upgrades create a mid-weight masterpiece. The stunning new Z750R introduces a new level of
feedback and sophistication to the popular naked bike class.


2012 Kawasaki Z750R Features and Benefits

Sculpted aluminium swinging arm – Pressed aluminium swingarm replaces the steel square-section item of the Z750. The swingarm is lighter and contributes to the Z750R’s higher-grade appearance. The sculpted design is based on that of the 2009 Z1000, featuring the same left side, but a newly designed right side to be able to better accommodate the 180 mm rear tyre used by the Z750R.

Multi-piece front cowl – The front cowl is a multi-piece construction. The sharp, aggressive multi-facet design reflects the R-model’s sporty nature. Smoked windscreen-style instrument cover contributes to the sharper image and further distinguishes the Z750R from the Z750.

Instrumentation – Supersports style instrumentation gives at-a-glance information to the rider. Black-backed analogue-style tachometer sits alongside an orange LCD display with digital speedometer, odometer, trip meter, water temp, fuel gauge, clock, etc.

Hi-spec front forks – The 41 mm inverted front fork from the 2009 Z1000 delivers brilliant steering performance. Smooth action in the top half of the stroke is complemented by firmer damping in the bottom half. This gives the feeling of a long-stroke suspension initially, followed by a solid, planted feel in corners. Both sides of the front fork now feature rebound damping adjustability, enabling more precise settings. (Preload adjustability for both tubes is also a feature.)

Engine – Responsive liquid-cooled engine with efficient 4-valve, DOHC cylinder head displaces 748 cm3 from a bore and stroke of 68.4 x 50.9 mm. Fuel injection system is managed by a high-precision ECU. Ultra-fine injectors and 32 mm throttle bodies with oval sub-throttles offer ultra-smooth response across the rev-range.

Piggy-back reservoir rear shock – At the rear, the Bottom-link Uni-Trak rear suspension features a nitrogen gas-charged shock with piggyback reservoir. The rear suspension settings complement those of the front fork: suspension action is excellent, offering exceptional road holding. The increased cooling performance from the addition of the piggyback reservoir suits the sport riding potential of the new Z750R.

Two-tone fuel tank – Fuel tank’s luxurious two-tone paint is complemented by gold pin-striping.

High grade braking – Radial-mount, opposed 4-piston front calipers gripping thicker 300 mm petal discs deliver increased braking performance and enhanced feel. Radial-pump front brake master cylinder also contributes to the superb control and feel offered by the new calipers. Steel-braided lines offering more direct feel complete the front brake package.


2012 Kawasaki Z750R – USA Specifications/Technical Details
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2012 Kawasaki Z750R – Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
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2012 Kawasaki Z750R – UK/European Specifications/Technical Details
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Fuel system
Fuel injection: ø32 mm x 4 (Keihin) with oval sub-throttles



Forced lubrication, wet sump

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

748 cm³

Bore x stroke
68.4 x 50.9 mm

Compression ratio

Valve/Induction system
DOHC, 16 valves

Wet multi-disc, manual

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
2.867 (43/15)

6-speed, return

Final Drive
Sealed chain

Frame type
Tubular backbone (with engine sub-frame),
high-tensile steel

24.5° / 103 mm

Wheel travel, front
120 mm

Wheel travel, rear
134 mm

Tyre, front
120/70ZR17M/C (58W)

Tyre, rear
180/55ZR17M/C (73W)

Steering angle, left / right
31° / 31°

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
Rebound damping: Stepless
Spring preload: Stepless

Brakes, front
Dual semi-floating 300 mm petal discs
Caliper: Dual radial-mount, opposed 4-piston

Brakes, rear
Single 250 mm petal disc
Caliper: Single-piston

Dimensions (L x W x H)
2,085 mm x 795 mm x 1,070 mm

Ground Clearance
165 mm

1,440 mm

Seat height
825 mm

Fuel capacity
18.5 litres

Curb Mass
224 kg / 227 kg (ABS)

Maximum power
77.7 kW (106 PS) / 10,500 rpm

Maximum torque
78.0 Nom {8.0 kgƒo m} / 8,300 rpm



2012 Kawasaki Z750R – Australian Specifications/Technical Details
Australia MSRP Price:
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Type 4 stroke, liquid cooled, parallel twin
Displacement 248 cm³
Bore and Stroke 62.0 x 41.2 mm
Compression ratio 11.6:1
Valve system DOHC, 8 valves, 4 valves per cylinder
Fuel system Keihin CVK30 x 2 Carburettors
Starting Electric
Transmission 6-Speed
Clutch Wet multi-disc, manual
Frame Type Steel tubular diamond
Wheel travel:
front 120 mm
rear 130 mm
front 110/70 ZR17
rear 130/70 ZR17
Caster (rake) 26°
Trail 82 mm

Front 37 mm telescopic fork
Rear Bottom-Link Uni-Track with 5 way adjustable preload

Front: 290 mm disc with dual piston caliper
Rear: 220 mm disc with dual piston caliper
Overall length 2,085 mm
Overall width 715 mm
Overall height 1,110 mm
Wheelbase 1,390 mm
Seat height 775 mm
Curb mass 169 kg with full tank of fuel
Fuel capacity 18 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.

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