Kawasaki is a Japanese public multinational corporation primarily known as a manufacturer of motorcycles, heavy equipment, aerospace, and defense equipment, rolling stock and ships. It is also active in the production of industrial robots, gas turbines, boilers and other industrial products. The company is named after its founder Shōzō Kawasaki and has dual headquarters in Chūō-Ku, Kobe and Minato, Tokyo.
KHI is known as one of the three major heavy industrial manufacturers of Japan, alongside Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and IHI. Prior to World War II, KHI was part of the Kobe Kawasaki zaibatsu, which included Kawasaki Steel and Kawasaki Kisen. After the war, KHI became part of the DKB Group.
QUICK FACTS & OVERVIEW
|Shades||Candy Flat Blazed Green, Metallic Spark Black, Pearl Stardust White|
|Official Tagline||The Undisputed Super Middleweight|
Kawasaki Z800 OverView
India Kawasaki Motors launched the Z800 for the Indian market, it is the second motorcycle from Kawasaki’s ‘Z’ family after the Z1000 and sixth from the company’s portfolio to be officially launched in India. The first few lot of this motorcycle came through the completely-built-up (CBU) route while now they come through the completely-knocked-down (CKD) route from Thailand.
The Kawasaki Z800 is the Z750 replacer and gets styling cues from the elder sibling – the Z1000. The Z800 features an aggressive front cowl and a sharp under-cowl. Though it doesn’t look as mean as 2014 Z1000, it surely attracts many enthusiasts in India. The bike features full digital instrumentation displaying tons of information.
The Kawasaki Z800 is powered by the liquid-cooled inline-four 806cc engine that churns out 113PS of peak power at 10,200rpm and 83Nm of torque at 8,000rpm. The engine is mated to a six-speed gearbox and the bike has a top speed of 233kmph.
While the Kawasaki Z800 is available overseas in three different color options, the bike is offered in India in two colors only – Red/Black and Green/Black.
Technical Specification Of Kawasaki Z800
ENGINE & GEARBOX
|No. of Cylinders||4|
|No. of Gears||6|
|Maximum Power||111.3 Bhp @ 10200 rpm|
|Maximum Torque||83 Nm @ 8000 rpm|
|Engine Description||Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke In-Line Four|
|Fuel System||Fuel injection: ø34 mm x 4 (Mikuni), with dual throttle valves|
|Lubrication||Forced lubrication, Wet sump|
|Cylinder Configuration||In-Line Four|
|Valve System||DOHC, 16 valves|
|Clutch||Wet multi-disc, Manual|
|Gear Ratios||1st=2.571, 2nd=1.941, 3rd=1.556, 4th=1.333, 5th=1.200, 6th=1.095|
|Primary Reduction Ratio||1.714 (84/49)|
|Final Reduction Ratio||3.000 (45/15)|
|Final Drive||Sealed chain|
BRAKES & SUSPENSION
|Front Brake||Dual semi-floating 310 mm petal discs, Dual opposed 4-piston caliper|
|Rear Brake||Single 250 mm petal disc, Single-piston caliper|
|Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)|
|Front Suspension||41 mm inverted fork with rebound damping and spring preload adjustability|
|Rear Suspension||Bottom-Link Uni-Trak, gas-charged shock with piggyback reservoir. Rebound damping: Stepless. Spring preload: Stepless|
|Front Wheel Travel||120 mm|
|Rear Wheel Travel||137 mm|
WHEELS & TYRES
|Front Tyre||120/70ZR17M/C (58W)|
|Rear Tyre||180/55ZR17M/C (73W)|
DIMENSIONS, WEIGHT & CAPACITIES
|Overall Length||2100 mm|
|Overall Width||800 mm|
|Overall Height||1050 mm|
|Ground Clearance||150 mm|
|Seat Height||834 mm|
|Kerb/Wet Weight||231 kg|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||17 litres|
PERFORMANCE & MILEAGE
|0-100 kmph||3.50 secs|
|Top Speed||233 kmph|
COMFORT & CONVENIENCE
|Step-up Seat/Split Seat|
|Battery Type||Maintenance Free|
|Frame/Chassis||Tubular backbone (with engine sub-frame), high-tensile steel|
|Steering Angle||31°(Left), 31°(Right)|
Source: bikewale And wikipedia.org.