Oct 10, 2016 : Kawasaki has launched a special edition of the Z800 in India on the occasion on completing 120 years in existence. The bike gets a unique limited edition paint job which comprises of blue, white and red graphics on black. This new livery makes the Z800 distinct from the standard one. Surprisingly, the Japanese bikemaker is not charging any additional cost for this special edition paint scheme. The special edition bike will be priced at Rs 7.5 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi), which is similar to the standard Z800
We ride the Kawasaki Z800. You might not like it in the first go, but ride it a while, and you will begin to. Like we did!
It isn’t instantly likeable, is the Kawasaki Z800, much like AR Rehman songs. But, hear them a while and before you know it, you find yourself turning up that volume dial every time it airs. The Z800 too takes a while to grow on you. Not that it doesn’t have the right ingredients to instantly hit it off, but, these just don’t feel natural first time round. The Z800 has that aggressive and muscular look which every street naked must possess. But, it isn’t executed in a way which will have you nodding in appreciation. Seating, again, is straight out of a street naked handbook – flat and wide handlebar, slightly rear set footpegs and a massive tank to lock your knees in. But, the seat height is a tad high and unless you learn to take the weight off that handlebar, the seating never feels comfortable. Then there’s the weight. The Z800 weighs 231kg which is heavier than its larger-engined, more powerful and costlier sibling, the Z1000. This weight can be felt the moment you get the Z800 off its stand, and it isn’t pleasant. Even when rolling slowly, there’s more effort involved in riding the Z800 than it should be....read more »
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