There is no doubt that the Kawasaki Z800 bike is the best bike to have been launched in India this year. Though we are still in the month of May and there seven more to go, before the year ends…
There is no doubt that the Kawasaki Z800 bike is the best bike to have been launched in India this year. Though we are still in the month of May and there seven more to go, before the year ends, but this motorcycle from Kawasaki is one of its kind. This bike wins points not only among experts, but bikers are also happy with what this bike has to offer. So if you are wondering what is the best bike to buy in 2014 you have the answer in front of you!
As a result of its popularity, the Z800 is one of those motorcycles that are perfectly balanced everywhere – fun and easy to ride. And at the same time, it is the most sorted bike we have ridden; and it is even fun for new bikers thanks to the A2 license friendly model. Brakes, tyres, and agility could all be slightly improved, but these are small niggles and probably things you will never notice at all, if you are not riding the bike day in and day out.
Features of the Kawasaki Z800 Bike
As far as the features of this bike go, they are superb. The bore and stroke is 71 x 50.9 mm and the power of the bike is as high as 111bhp; and also the overall gearing is also pretty short, of course, thanks to a two teeth bigger back sprocket. This massive power makes Z800 a mighty beast.
Improved exhaust and intake ports, little longer intake ducts and a brand new intake funnel arrangements helps boost the mid-range power. The entire look of the bike is really awesome! Some of the major changes with the clutch and gearbox mechanism offer more durability and easier action.
Ride and Handling of the Kawasaki Z800 Bike
The makers of this bike have added a cast aluminum sub-frame section that runs down each side of the engine and connects by a tube around the front. What it does is, it increases rigidity and reduces engine vibration. The bike also comes with 41 mm KYB forks and rear shock and is also adjustable for rebound and preload damping. The shock is then moved to 20 mm to the left of centre in order to make space for new exhaust. The twin brake discs are better and bigger and gripped by Nissin four-piston calipers.
Specifications of the Kawasaki Z800 Bike
Yes, there is an ABS option and you do not get electronic rider aids with the Z800 and it is devoid of fancy designer labels, but brand new headlights and also nose fairings are some of the most obvious differences to the old Z750. You can also find the new hugger, belly-pan, a slimmer fuel tank, radiator shrouds, plastic fuel tank wings ‘and a slimmer rear tail unit. The new LED back lights form two Z patterns and the seat is also full of Zeds. And what’s more is the fact that the handlebars are flatter and also further forward and there are new luggage hooks as well.
A brand new three part LCD dash has its awesome display in the middle segment which flows up/down like graphic equalizers. The bike, in addition to the odometer, speed, dual trips and clock, also has an eco meter and fuel gauge. Some of the optional extras however include crash protection, fly screen, under tray and a single seat unit.
Price of Kawasaki Z800
The price of this machine is one the higher side. Given the features and specs of the bike, you would have to pay for it if you want to make it your own. The price range varies between 8-9 lakhs in India.