2013 Kawasaki Z800E

Back to 2013 Kawasaki Motorcycle Model Review Page

Click photos to enlarge. Our big, clean bike pics make great desktop wallpaper.

2013 Kawasaki Z800E
2013 Kawasaki Z800E

2013 Kawasaki Z800E
2013 Kawasaki Z800E

2013 Kawasaki Z800E
2013 Kawasaki Z800E

2013 Kawasaki Z800E
2013 Kawasaki Z800E

2013 Kawasaki Z800E
2013 Kawasaki Z800E

2013 Kawasaki Z800E
2013 Kawasaki Z800E

2013 Kawasaki Z800E Review

2013 Kawasaki Z800E

Kawasaki Z800E: New Supernaked middleweight with a knockout punch.

For those aspiring to their first machine in the middle weight super-naked category, there is now something truly outstanding on offer in terms of style and specification, the new Z800 e version. Available either as a 70kw machine or fully compliant with A2 licence regulation in its 35kw form, this is a motorcycle with style and panache plus a reassuring new engine and chassis package that delivers confidence, making the Z family as accessible as ever.

Building on Kawasaki’s formidable reputation and dominant sales position in the naked street-fighter segment, the company is proud to announce the new Z800E.

Combining an innovative, forward looking styling approach with many engine, chassis and rider friendly upgrades, the new Z800E 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 Z800E 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 Z800E stands out as a fresh, new, exciting prospect – a true middleweight contender with a knockout punch.


2013 Kawasaki Z800E Key Features

Available either as a 70kw machine or fully compliant with A2 licence regulation in its 35kw form.

Buffed header pipes

Aggressive front cowl

LED taillight

Sharp under-cowl

Optional ABS

Pearl Stardust White / Metallic Spark Black
Pearl Blazing Orange / Metallic Spark Black
Flat Ebony / Metallic Spark Black



2013 Kawasaki Z800E 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.

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.

Enhanced braking performance

New opposed, 4-piston calipers (non ABS version only) 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 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)

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 Z800E – USA Specifications/Technical Details

Model not available




2013 Kawasaki Z800E – Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $NA CDN

Model not available

2013 Kawasaki Z800E – United Kingdom Specifications/Technical Details
UK MSRP Price: £6,899 (Prices are recommended and inclusive of VAT @ 20% and delivery)


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

806 cm3

Bore x stroke
71.0 x 50.9 mm

Compression ratio

Valve/Induction system
DOHC, 16 valves

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



Forced lubrication, wet sump


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)

Wet multi-disc, manual


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, front
41 mm inverted fork

Suspension, rear
Bottom-Link Uni-Trak, gas-charged shock with 7-way preload adjustability


Brakes, front
Dual semi-floating 310 mm petal discs Dual opposed 4-piston (ABS version) Dual Twin-Piston (non ABS)

Brakes, rear
Single 250 mm petal disc Single-piston


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

1,445 mm

Ground Clearance
150 mm

Seat height
834 mm
Fuel capacity
17 litres

Curb Mass
226 kg


Maximum power
70.0 kW {95 PS} / 9,500 rpm

Maximum torque
76.0 N*m {7.7 kgf*m} / 8,000 rpm


2013 Kawasaki Z800E – Australia Specifications/Technical Details
Australia MSRP Price: NA AU

Model not available

About Michael Le Pard 2250 Articles
"Mr. Totalmotorcycle". Owner and Founder of Total Motorcycle. Supporting over Motorcyclists and Motorcycling for 19 great years. Total Motorcycle is my pride and joy and being able to reach out 300 million people has been incredible but I could not have done it without the support of my visitors, readers and members, thank you so much! You are making a difference to millions of riders worldwide. Thank you.