Buyers Guide 2016 Kawasaki Z800 ABS | Buyer's Guide

2016 Kawasaki Z800 ABS | Buyer’s Guide

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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Don Williams
Don Williams
With 45 years of riding experience, Don Williams is a fan of all kinds of motorcycles. He enjoys sport bikes, cruisers, dirt bikes, touring bikes, adventure bikes, dual sport bikes, and rideable customs. Ask Don what his favorite bike is and he will tell you, "Whatever bike I'm on."

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