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Liam Marsden  says:

New Kawasaki ZX-6R and Z800 leaked in video

A video has been posted on Youtube showing the new Kawasaki ZX-6R and Z800 weeks after MCN exclusively revealed the new models. The video, shot in a warehouse, shows both bikes running and being revved. The new ZX-6R sees the firm return to a capacity of 636cc, as can be seen in the video by the sticker on the fairing. The Z800...

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Jul 08

Posts: 179

Fomancu says:


well-the guy aint subtle---I have a feeling from his body language he either shouldnt be there at all--or shouldnt be doing what hes doing--unless of course, Kawasaki are drip-feeding us with "leaked videos"

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Aug 05

Posts: 21

evilgenius says:


Both have ABS. Is it standard or extra?


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Nov 11

Posts: 9

what a shame

ugly ugly ugly

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Mar 12

Posts: 21

oscarman says:

Ohhh good. so an other Z with a shit swingarm and by the looks of the frame, a weight of about 2 tones, just an other totaly benine bike that will sell by the truck load just due to maketing. the japs reely have no ambition...

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Jun 10

Posts: 288

bluehaze60 says:

Not impressed at all, Suzuki gsr750 & the gsxr600 look 100 times better even cbr 600 , I wouldn't buy either Kawasaki as they don't look good, the exhaust on the 800 looks awful

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Jul 09

Posts: 79

DARMHA900SS says:


I agree,

The 800 looks bloody awful.

Shame as I would have been a potential customer.

I am looking to change my ER6-n for something bigger and I thought that the new Z800 might be it but not any longer.

It's pig ugly!

Oh, just a thought. The video is from Sao Paulo. Does that mean they are gonna build them at their Brazilian plant in Manaus?

Seem's likely as we don't get many imported production models here, let alone bikes that have not been launched yet. 

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Aug 05

Posts: 21

evilgenius says:

Sadly bikes are about 10yrs behind car technology and it is perplexing about car and bike fuel economy. A car weighing 2 ton with 400bhp will get more mpg than a bike weighing 200kg 150bhp. Bike manufactures need to address this mater.

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Aug 11

Posts: 55

Locktab & Evilgenius have it on the nail.

Personally I quite like the looks of this new Z800 but the point about relevance persists.

Until a bike like this Z800 can balance 130mph/120mph top speed with MUCH lower running costs then I'll be keeping my money too.  I think the new Kawasaki 300 is more relevant as a road bike (if Kawasaki lowered the price).

Just for perspective - I spoke to a self-employed van driver about tyre wear.  His mouth nearly hit the floor after I mentioned how much a replacement tyre costs for my ZX7R & that 5000 miles from a rear tyre was a good wear rate for any kind of performance bike.  His van does over 120 mph & more to the gallon (than my 7R) & he gets over 50000 (fifty thousand) from a rear tyre - makes you think.

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Oct 11

Posts: 2654

Piglet2010 says:

Tires (Tyres)

The OEM tires on my Honda Civic lasted just over 50K miles, and cost less than $100/tire to replace (H-speed rated Bridgestone Potenza’s, not cheap crap either). The Civic has about 15% more power and 460% of the gross weight of my Honda CBR600F4i (one-up), but only consumes about 25% more fuel.

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Jan 11

Posts: 8427

snev says:

That's far from.....

Green technology! On a slow day my Busa gives around 54 mpg but around 33 when "getting a bit of a move on" My Volvo diesel shows 34 average on its computer. Difference being, the Busa is about Twelve light years away in performance terms. The new addition CBR125R returns around 70MPG but takes forever to get anywhere. I do own "a couple of other cars" that achieve high terminal speeds but are pretty poor in the MPG stakes. The RSV100R does around Three tanks a year, and the other Bikes around 10 tanks a year. The Plane is a complete "money pit" and the Erm "boat" is a complete waste of the Earths natural Resources.

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