2016 Kawasaki Z800 ABS | Motorcycle Buyer’s Guide

2016 Kawasaki Z800 ABS | Buyer's Guide
2016 Kawasaki Z800 ABS

The previously sparse mid-size naked sport class is getting crowded and the Kawasaki Z800 ABS is the latest competitor in this just-right displacement range.

An alternative to the liter-bike flagships, the Z800 has a steel frame, lower-spec suspension, traditional multi-piece calipers, and a less-sophisticated fueling system, as well as a considerably lower price. The highly oversquare motor is tune for smooth running and good torque, will plenty of over-rev. ABS is standard, as the name implies.

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2016 Kawasaki Z800 ABS Specs:

  • Engine: Liquid-cooled, DOHC, 4-valve, inline-4
  • Displacement: 806cc
  • Bore x stroke: 71 x 50.9mm
  • Compression ratio: 11.9:1
  • Fuel system: DFI w/ four 34mm Keihin throttle bodies
  • Ignition: TCBI with digital advance
  • Transmission: 6-speed
  • Final drive: Chain
  • Front suspension: Inverted 41mm forks w/ rebound damping and spring preload adjustability; 4.7 inches of travel
  • Rear suspension: Linkage-assisted single piggyback reservoir shock w/ rebound damping and spring preload adjustability; 4.5 inches of travel
  • Front tire: 120/70 ZR17 Dunlop Sportmax D214
  • Rear tire: 180/55 ZR17 Dunlop Sportmax D214
  • Front brakes: Dual 277mm petal rotors w/ 4-piston calipers
  • Rear brake: 216mm petal-style rotor w/ 2-piston caliper
  • ABS: Standard
  • Frame: High-tensile steel backbone
  • Rake: 24.0°
  • Trail: 3.9 inches
  • Wheelbase: 56.9 inches
  • Overall length: 82.7 inches
  • Overall width: 31.5 inches
  • Overall height: 41.3 inches
  • Ground clearance: 5.9 inches
  • Seat height: 32.8 inches
  • Curb weight: 509 pounds
  • Fuel capacity: 4.5 gallons
  • Warranty: 12-month limited

2016 Kawasaki Z800 ABS Color:

  • Metallic Spark Black/Flat Ebony

2016 Kawasaki Z800 ABS Price:

  • MSRP $8399

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