Kawasaki could finally have turned the Z750 in to the brilliant budget supernaked it should have been with new styling and an improved chassis.
The current Z750 has been a resounding success in Europe – French, Italian and Spanish riders in particular have made it a top seller. But throughout its life the Zed has come under constant criticism for poor suspension quality, and with the Yamaha FZ8 providing direct competition, Kawasaki has upped its game.
New forks and shock are the key changes. New upside down forks still lack the full adjustability of the class-leading Triumph Street Triple R, but they now feature radial caliper mounts for the Nissin four-piston calipers from the current ZX-6R.
The full story is in this week’s MCN, out today.
Price: £7250 (estimate)