Great bike - handles nicely
Bought this bike on a whim, new in Dec 2013, was upset at the time as Tony Greg had just died. Handles fantastic, plenty power and economical to boot. Only downsides are the weight, lack of storage under the back seat (I don't expect much but its a struggle to even get the small manual you get stowed without a struggle closing the seat) and a slightly notchy gearbox. Otherwise a cracking bike.
I purchased a 2014 Z800 6 months ago and absolutely love it.
Kawasaki in NZ discounted a shipment from $15,995 to $10,495 so it was a no brainer at that price.
No problems with the weight and not noticeable at all when riding it in fact in a strong wind it makes the bike a more stable option than my previous Kawasaki er6f 650.
The styling is a head turner in traffic and the more you ride the bike the more you love it.
Very smooth acceleration and handy torque. The only criticism a slightly uncomfortable seat on long trips, 2 plus hours, an...
Kawasaki Z800 great but too heavy - naked middleweight bike comparison
I'm currently looking for a new bike and recently took out the Z800. I've ridden the BMW F800R, Triumph Street Triple R, Aprilia Shiver 750 and Ducati 796.
The Z800 is a great looking bike although the 2014 colour choices aren't my favourite. I was surprised to learn that I couldn't buy a new one in green! Anyway, a great look bike, arguably the best looking mid sized naked.
It's a very high quality bike, up there with the European bikes and with good power. The engine has good mid range and top end with just the right amount of power.
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