Kawasaki Z800 Review
Kawasaki, the Japanese motorcycle giant, has ruled the Indonesian road, ever since. After enticing the crowd with its monstrous naked streetfighter - Z1000 Kawasaki launched its younger sibling – Z800. Kawasaki Z800 is one of the most economical bikes from this Japanese giant in Indonesia. Z800 sports the same aggressive and masculine styling like its elder brother Z1000, along with a smaller 806cc in-line four cylinder engine. With a fierce power-output, edgy looks, and reasonable price tag, the Z800 is sure to give Indonesian bike lovers a new high on a fast and furious ride.
The Kawasaki Z800 borrows its design aesthetics partially from its elder naked streetfighter sibling Z1000. On first look, the bike is nothing less than a stunner. Aggressive and athletic are two words that best describe this beast on the road. The front fascia is integrated with pointed headlamps with sharp lines that deliver both a gorgeous look and proper illumination. The seating is a perfect amalgamation of comfort and style; with a well-padding and split step up it provides the utmost comfort for rider and pillion. In the rear, the bike sports a dynamic looking LED tail lamp, along with sharp rear fenders. The digital instrument cluster displays speedometer, odometer,achometer, tripmeter and fuel gauge information. Kawasaki has strategically kept the dimensions of Z800 at 2,100mm x 800mm x 1,050mm (LxWxH) and a wheelbase of 1,445mm to ensure an agile and sharp handling. The green paint with matte finish enhance its visual appeal and make Z240 look gorgeous on the road.
Engine, Economy & Performance
Kawasaki Z250 draws power from a potent 806cc four-stroke, liquid-cooled in-line four cylinder engine, that has the propensity to produce a fierce 113 PS power at 10,200rpm and a peak torque of 83.0Nm at 8000rpm. The power is transmitted through a cutting edge, six-speed transmission. The bike tops at a lightning speed of 233km/ph. The Z800's liquid-cooled DOHC 16-valve engine delivers an incredible midrange power, helped by ultra-fine fuel injectors with 34mm Keihin throttle, the bike ensures a quick and attentive throttle response with steady power output. Even at the top speed, the bike rarely experiences vibrations, ensuring a smooth yet powerful ride.
The Japanese maker has bestowed this naked streetfighter with a high-tensile steel made tubular backbone frame, along with a steel swingarm and a lightweight engine subframe made of aluminium cast. To reduce vibrations felt on the handlebar, the bike's front engine mounts are placed behind the cylinders. Kawasaki Z800 runs on 120/70ZR17M/C (58W) front and 180/55ZR17M/C (73W) rear tyres that come mounted over stylish alloy wheels. The suspension bestows a smooth, gentle ride thanks to the 41mm inverted forks up front and Bottom-Link Uni-Trak, gas-charged single shock with a piggyback reservoir at the rear. Its spacious saddle bestows a comfortable ride both on fast speed and long distances.
Safety, Braking and Miscellaneous
Kawasaki has integrated the Z800 with impressive stopping mechanism. Its sophisticated braking system consists of Dual Semi Floating 310mm petal disc in the front and single 250 mm petal disc in the rear. To further enhance its braking mechanism, Z800 also comes with optional ABS to make its braking for dynamic and responsive. Along with this, Kawasaki has also integrated an advanced traction control system in order to ensure complete control of the bike, during unfit road conditions and hard driving. These safety gears make Z800 an amazing naked supersport that is capable of delivering a furious ride with complete safety.
The Kawasaki Z800 is indeed one of the best middleweight streetfighters which money can currently buy. With competitors from Suzuki and Honda pacing down its tail, Kawasaki is likely to add more equipment to its lineup in the coming months, thus making this VFM motorcycle, even more, alluring for every perspective customer.