2014 Kawasaki Z800 launched in India

In a silent but very potent move, Kawasaki India has just launched its middle weight champion the Z800 in India along with the inauguration of its Delhi showroom. This beauty of a machine will be come at a price of Rs 8.05L ex-showroom Delhi and will be immediately available at the exclusive Kawasaki showrooms at Pune and Delhi. The Z800 is Kawasaki’s fifth model that will come in as a CBU, other models include the ZX-10R, ZX-14R, Ninja 1000 and the Z1000. The models that are currently in the CKD operation are the Ninja 650 and the Ninja 300.

Shigeto Nishikawa – MD – India Kawasaki

“In 2014, we expect to sell around 400 units of five CBU models in the country, including the Z800, We are currently studying options for expanding dealer network. By the end of 2015, we could have around five dealers.”

Kawasaki Z800 specifications

  • Engine type: Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, In-Line Four
  • Displacement: 806 cc
  • Bore x stroke: 71.0 x 50.9 mm
  • Compression ratio: 11.9:1
  • Valve/Induction system: DOHC, 16 valves
  • Fuel system: Fuel injection: φ34 mm x 4 (Mikuni), with dual throttle valves
  • Ignition: Digital
  • Starting: Electric
  • Lubrication: Forced lubrication, wet sump
  • Transmission: 6-speed
  • Final Drive: Sealed chain
  • Primary reduction ratio: 1.714 (84/49)
  • Gear ratios: 1st – 2.571 (36/14)
  • Gear ratios: 2nd – 1.941 (33/17)
  • Gear ratios: 3rd – 1.556 (28/18)
  • Gear ratios: 4th – 1.333 (28/21)
  • Gear ratios: 5th – 1.200 (24/20)
  • Gear ratios: 6th – 1.095 (23/21)
  • Final reduction ratio – 3.000 (45/15)
  • Clutch: Wet multi-disc, manual
  • Frame type: Tubular backbone (with engine sub-frame), high-tensile steel
  • Suspension – front: 41 mm inverted fork with rebound damping and spring preload adjustability
  • Suspension – rear: Bottom-Link Uni-Trak, gas-charged shock with piggyback reservoir and stepless rebound damping and preload adjustability
  • Suspension travel – front: 120 mm
  • Suspension travel – rear: 137 mm
  • Tyre – front: 120/70ZR17M/C (58W)
  • Tyre – rear: 180/55ZR17M/C (73W)
  • Steering angle, left / right: 31o / 31o
  • Brakes – front: Dual semi-floating 310 mm petal discs Dual opposed 4-piston
  • Brakes – rear: Single 250 mm petal disc Single-piston
  • Dimensions (L x W x H): 2,100 mm x 800 mm x 1,050 mm
  • Wheelbase: 1,445 mm
  • Ground Clearance: 150 mm
  • Seat height: 834 mm
  • Fuel capacity: 17 litres
  • Curb Mass: 229 kg / 231 kg (ABS)
  • Maximum power: 113 PS / 10,200 RPM
  • Maximum torque: 83.0 Nm / 8,000 RPM