Kawasaki Z750

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Kawasaki Z750
Z750.jpg
ManufacturerKawasaki Motorcycle & Engine Company
Parent companyKawasaki Heavy Industries
Production2004–2012
SuccessorKawasaki Z800
ClassNaked
Engine748 cc, 11.3:1 CR, liquid cooled, DOHC, inline four with digital fuel injection
Transmission6-speed, return
Weight195 kg (430 lb) (Models 2004 to 2006), 203 kg (448 lb) (Models 2007 to 2012)[citation needed] (dry)
226 kg (498 lb) (Models 2007 to 2012) (wet)
RelatedKawasaki Z1000

The Kawasaki Z750 motorcycle is a 750 cc standard motorcycle from the Japanese manufacturer Kawasaki. It is a smaller version of the Kawasaki Z1000.

The Kawasaki Z750 was launched in 2004, after its bigger brother, the Z1000 in 2003. It uses a 750 cc sleeved down version of the Z1000 engine, a cheaper front suspension and a conventional exhaust. Like the Z1000, which is considered a modern version of the Kawasaki Z900/Z1, the Z750 is considered a modern take on the Kawasaki Z750RS Z2. In 2007, Kawasaki launched a remodeled version of both the Z750 and the Z1000, with many stylistic and mechanical changes. In 2011, alongside the standard Z750, Kawasaki launched the Z750R, which features upgraded suspension and brakes components and a lightly revised styling.

Modified Z750

Variants and timeline[edit]

  • In 2004, Kawasaki launched the first model of the Z750. This was considered Kawasaki's new middle-weight sports-naked bike after the Kawasaki ZR-7.
  • In 2005, Kawasaki launched the Z750S, a touring variant. This version has a single long seat instead of the two-part seat on the Z750 similar to the Kawasaki ZXR600R, half fairing for wind protection, and excludes the rear tire "hugger" as found on the unfaired Z750. Some riders complained that the digital LCD tachometer was harder to read while riding. Therefore, the 'S' version uses an analog speedometer and tachometer taken from Kawasaki's super sport ZX-R models instead of the digital instrument cluster. Other differences include a slightly lower seat, grab rails and ZX10 style rear brake lights.
  • In 2007, Kawasaki launched a newer version of the Z750 with a bikini fairing. The engine generates less vibration and is revised to generate more low-end torque. The front suspension is an Upside Down Fork. The front and rear disk brakes use a petal design.
  • In 2011, Kawasaki launched the Z750R alongside the standard Z750. This model resembles the 2007 to 2012 Z750, with upgraded front suspension, a rear suspension piggyback nitrogen reservoir, radial front brake calipers with metal-braided brake lines, an aluminum swingarm and black instrumentation. The headlight cluster, front mudguard and front and rear indicators were also redesigned for a sportier look.
  • In 2012, Kawasaki introduces the Z800 which replaces the Z750. The Z800 features an increased bore size and body styling changes and was introduced to compete with the Yamaha FZ8.

2008 Kawasaki Z750 ABS 2008 Kawasaki Z750 ABS at night

Specifications[edit]

Model Year 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Z750
(Z750R)
2012
Z750
(Z750R)
Type ZR750-J1 ZR750L/M
Engine
Engine Type 748 cc, liquid-cooled, 4-stroke inline four
Bore/Stroke 68.4 mm (2.7 in) x 50.9 mm (2.0 in)
Compression Ratio 11.3:1
Valve Train DOHC, four valves per cylinder
Carburetion Digital fuel injection, Ø 34 mm × 4 Keihin throttle bodies Digital fuel injection, Ø 32 mm × 4 Keihin throttle bodies with oval sub-throttles
Ignition Digital CDI
Starting Electric
Lubrication System Forced lubrication, wet sump
Drivetrain
Transmission 6-speed, return, manual with multi-plate clutch
Final Drive Sealed chain
Chassis/Suspension/Brakes
Frame Type Diamond, high-tensile steel Tubular backbone (with engine sub-frame), high-tensile steel
Front Suspension 41 mm telescopic fork non adjustable 41 mm upside down telescopic fork with rebound damping and spring preload adjustability
Wheel travel : 120 mm
Rear Suspension Bottom-Link Uni-Trak (adjustable preload and rebound) Bottom-Link Uni-Trak with gas-charged shock Stepless 7-way
(Bottom-Link Uni-Trak, gas-charged shock with piggypack reservoir, stepless rebound damping and stepless spring preload - Z750R)
Wheel travel : 125 mm (134mm - Z750R)
Front Brakes Dual semi-floating 300 mm discs with dual twin-piston caliper Dual semi-floating 300 mm petal discs with dual twin-piston caliper
(Dual semi-floating 300 mm petal discs with dual radial-mount opposed 4-piston caliper - Z750R)
Rear Brakes Single 220 mm disc with single-piston calliper Single 250 mm petal disc with single-piston calliper
Front tire 120/70ZR17M/C (58W)
Rear tire 180/55ZR17M/C (73W)
Dimensions
Length 2,080 mm (81.9 in) 2,085 mm (82.1 in)
Width 780 mm (30.7 in) 805 mm (31.7 in)
Height 1,055 mm (41.5 in) 1,100 mm (43.3 in)
Dry weight 195 kg (429.9 lb) 203 kg (447.5 lb)
Wet weight ??? 226 kg (498.2 lb)
Wheelbase 1,425 mm (56.1 in) 1,440 mm (56.7 in)
Ground clearance 165 mm (6.5 in) 155 mm (6.1 in)
(165 mm (6.5 in) - Z750R)
Seat height 815 mm (32.1 in),
(825 mm (32.5 in) - Z750R)
Fuel capacity 19 l (4.2 imp gal; 5.0 US gal) 18.5 l (4.1 imp gal; 4.9 US gal)
EU emission limit ? EURO 3
Rake ? 24.5°
Trail ? 103 mm (4.1 in)
Steering angle ? 31 degrees left, 31 degrees right

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