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Kawasaki Z 750

2005 Kawasaki Z 750S

The in question is Kawasaki’s new-for-America introduced to the press this in Irvine, CA, where I overheard the quote. The Z750S was specially for American tastes after market research — clear Kawasaki wants to in on the middleweight do-it-all standard

Kawasaki’s research into buyers shows how different demographic is from middleweight buyers. The sportbike guys they are almost all guys) are between 19-29 years old and performance and styling above value or economy. That’s why the CBR600RR outsells the cheaper, comfortable and much-discounted CBR600F4i, and why the outsells the value-priced ZZR600.

It that sporty-standard buyers an even distribution of ages, habits, incomes and other According to Kawasaki’s press the standard owners are likely to ride to their vacations and passengers.

So why are there not more standards offered by the industry? standard buyers tend to be a bunch- in the Kawasaki research, buyers said their one consideration was the price or deal One could assume this they just want a bike for a low price, where buyers will pay for high-tech and fresh styling, even at a Who would you want to sell to?

It’s not surprising Honda change their 750 standard for 10

So I am always excited and pleased a large OEM like Kawasaki a motorcycle that is designed to be everyday by the everyday rider. I and enjoyed the FZ6, the Honda the SV650, DL650 and liked the Speed 4 so much that I purchased one.

The Z750 is on the Z1000 … sports, has lots of good features but truly an all-around machine. I the Z1000’s styling, performance and but I don’t care much for its high and strangely shaped

The Z is replacing the ZR7S for 2005. The was a very competent motorcycle- it was by at least one motojournalist as being the handling bike he’d ridden, and it has a large following of buyers.

However, that old was heavy, and its ancient powerplant was from the 1980’s GPZ750, it a hard sell in today’s mad market.

Kawasaki addressed issues with the U.S. Z750. Unlike the European which is essentially a smaller, Z1000, the U.S. Z750 has a softer, single-piece saddle ergonomic grab handles and an styled (If a tad Fugly! -Sean)

The motor is a sleeved down mill that should be entertaining, and the suspension is labeled as tuned.

So if value is the most thing to these customers, how will this motorcycle with all of these features? will get you on a new Z750, which it a little pricey compared to the FZ6 the SV-650S ($6,449) the VStrom 650 or even the Triumph Speed 4 I asked why they wouldn’t it at $6,999.

Kawasaki’s people me $7,099 was where they to be, to make enough money to their costs and allow the to make a bit of money, too. I into my wallet and offered $20, since they so hard up, but my offer was politely

Mechanically, the Z750 is a now modern with a liquid-cooled 16 valve overhead cam inline four out 97 rear-wheel horsepower and 53 foot-pounds of on MO’s Dynojet dynamometer. The shares components with the including the cases and radiator, but of having a 77.2mm bore; it has sleeved-down to a 68.4mm bore.

It a lot of the Z1000’s aggressive, in-your-face without going over the

Stroke remains the same at Since this powerplant was designed for the ZX-9R, it should be understressed as a 750, especially the milder camshaft profiles uses for the Z1000’s little

With the briefing concluded, we out to claim our rides for the day. A sea of blue motorcycles greeted us in the lot- Candy Plasma is the only color being for the few thousand units Kawasaki to sell in the US this year.

The is great, though. It retains a lot of the aggressive, in-your-face burliness going over the top and scaring the more staid of prospective (I’m scared anyway. It is sharp and focused, but integrated, the cat-eyed headlamps to the ZX-6R LED lamps. The Z750 looks a very substantial and nicely motorcycle. There’s a minimum of frame bits, and the paint and is very nice.

The fairing’s are partially concealed by plastic as are frame tubes and other This gives the bike a high-quality look that hopefully justify the extra or so over the competition.

With a inch wheelbase, 430 pound dry weight and reasonably low 32.1 seat height, the Z750 is a motorcycle compared to its competition. a shrimpy guy like me can swing a leg the Z and get both feet firmly on the The sculpted gas tank fits between my legs, even if not as svelte as the press kit claims.

Kawasaki Z 750
Kawasaki Z 750

Once you’ve experienced the that is a Honda Hawk gas tank, everything else fat, but for an inline-four standard, the is comfortable, not splaying your too far apart.

The bike is nicely for a budget standard. A tachometer, dual tripmeters and a clock are all in the price. Thankfully, the confusing digital tachometer / speedometer was in Europe.

There is also the radiator and ring fan from the for extra cooling, which is as Kawasaki forgot to add a temperature although there is a high-temperature lamp.

You also get bungee passenger grab rails, and a damping adjustable rear with aluminum linkage. The are good-looking six spokers based on the Fuel injection is also a touch, although it is quickly universal, even on budget

They had to save money so the Z750 does include a few components. These might not be to beginner or re-entry motorcyclists brakes? When did they doing that?), but more riders might notice the of suspension adjustment up front, if he weighs more than my own 145

The brakes are just adequate as with old-school two-piston, pin calipers and dual 300mm up front, with a single caliper and 220mm disc on the wheel.

Now is the part where we The engine fires easily, on a 50-degree morning, without the fast-idle lever. The bike is to ride after idling for a minute. Pull in the adjustable clutch lever, tap the gear and the bike pulls away the curb cleanly and smoothly. The injection on this model is good for a bike in this range.

It provides precise delivery at very low RPMs and pulls all the way up to the 11,500 RPM redline a hitch or flat spot Kawasaki uses a dual-throttle which improves response and the sensitive feeling that can EFI a turn-off.

The gearbox is smooth and its job very well.

It uses six ratios: the first three are spaced and relatively short for acceleration around town, the top three are for high-speed freeway and spirited backroads riding. gear at an indicated 80 mph has the motor at about 5,500 rpm, is great for fuel economy, but to the nice fuel injection, bog the engine when you go to pass one of many left lane without downshifting first.

That engine isn’t the or most refined on Earth, but seems to promise and deliver sort of hairy-chested toughness. You feel the buzz from the when you put your boots up the cases, or when you rev the engine 8,000 rpm, thanks to rubber on the footpegs and squishy gaskets under the handlebar But as a reward for putting up with vibration, you get that great growl from the induction and especially when the tach points straight up.

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