Kawasaki proudly presents the Z800 ABS. Over 40 years after the birth of the original Z, the Z800 takes the Z design in an aggressive new direction. Rule the streets with potent engine displacement and responsive chassis performance that leave competitive models seem pale in comparison.
|Type||4-stroke, In-Line Four|
|Bore and stroke||71.0 x 50.9 mm|
|Valve system||DOHC, 16 valves (4 valves per cylinder)|
|Fuel system||Fuel injection with four 34 mm (Mikuni) with dual throttle valves|
|Lubrication||Forced lubrication (wet sump)|
|Front: type||Dual semi-floating 310 mm petal discs|
|Front: calipers||Dual opposed 4-piston|
|Rear: type||Single 250 mm petal disc|
|Rear: calipers||Single-piston caliper|
|Overall length||2,100 mm|
|Overall height||1,050 mm|
|Ground clearance||150 mm|
|Seat height||834 mm|
|Fuel capacity||17 litres|
|Transmission||6-speed, with positive neutral finder|
|Final drive||Sealed Chain|
|Primary reduction ratio||1.714 (84/49)|
|Gear ratio: 1st||2.571 (36/14)|
|Gear ratio: 2nd||1.941 (33/17)|
|Gear ratio: 3rd||1.556 (28/18)|
|Gear ratio: 4th||1.33 (28/21)|
|Gear ratio: 5th||1.200 (24/20)|
|Gear ratio: 6th||1.095 (23/21)|
|Final reduction ratio||3.000 (45/15)|
|Clutch||Wet multi-disc, manual|
|Type||Tubular backbone (with engine subframe), high tensile steel|
|Wheel travel: front||120 mm (4.7 in.)|
|Tire: front||120/70-ZR17M/C (58W)|
|Wheel travel: rear||137 mm|
|Tire: rear||180/55-ZR17M/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 resevoir and stepless rebound damping and preload adjustability|
Factory Limited Warranty Owner's Warranty Guide
This model comes with 12 months factory limited warranty.
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Dual Throttle Valves
Late-model sport bikes often use large-bore throttle bodies to generate high levels of power. However, with large diameter throttles, when a rider suddenly opens the throttle, the unrestricted torque response is anything but gentle and often more than the rider can handle. Dual throttle valve technology was designed to tame engine response while contributing to performance.
On fuel-injected models, throttle bodies generally have only one throttle valve per cylinder. On models with dual throttle valves, there are two throttle valves per cylinder: in addition to the main valves, which are physically linked to the throttle grip and controlled by the rider, a second set of valves, opened and closed by the ECU, precisely regulates intake airflow to ensure a natural, linear response. With the air passing through the throttle bodies becoming smoother, combustion efficiency in improved and power is increased.
Like other Kawasaki engine management technology, Dual Throttle Valves were designed with the philosophy of "following the rider's intention, while providing natural-feeling support." They are featured on many Kawasaki models.
Horizontal Back-link Rear Suspension
Compared to Kawasaki's traditional Uni-Trak rear suspension, which mounts the shock unit vertically, with Horizontal Back-link rear suspension, the shock unit is almost horizontal. Kawasaki's original suspension arrangement locates the shock unit very close to the bike's centre of gravity, greatly contributing to mass centralisation. And because there is no linkage or shock unit protruding beneath the swingarm, this frees up space for a larger exhaust pre-chamber (an exhaust expansion chamber situated just upstream of the silencer). With a larger pre-chamber, silencer volume can be reduced, and heavy exhaust components can be concentrated closer to the centre of the bike, further contributing to mass centralisation. The result is greatly improved handling.
Another benefit is that the shock unit is placed far away from exhaust heat. Because it is more difficult for heat from the exhaust system to adversely affect suspension oil and gas pressure, suspension performance is more stable. Horizontal Back-link rear suspension offers numerous secondary benefits like this.
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‡ Power / Torque figures measured at the crankshaft.
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. Available colours may vary by market.