2 October 2012 Kawasaki reinvents the ultimate middleweight: Z800

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 reign 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.

Key features:

More performance!
- Larger bore size increases displacement from 748 cm3 to 806 cm3
- Strong torque right from low-rpm
- Explosive high-rpm In-Line Four power
- Ultra-smooth power delivery
- Z800 e version: Reduced-power variation for Europe: 70 kW version to meet European restricted license regulations.

Improved chassis
- Sporty potential yet light, rider-friendly handling character, increased suspension and
front brake performance, and slimmer ergonomics all yield increased chassis performance.

Unleashed design
- “Ferocious” design: New front cowl design is a key element of the Z800’s more aggressive styling, giving it a fiercer glaring appearance. Shrouds and under-cowl appear to grip the engine. The image is like a snarling beast holding prey in its mouth.

Modern instrumentation
- New instrument panel design complements the bike’s advanced design and features multi-function LCD screens and a level-meter-style tachometer.

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