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The new-for-2005 Kawasaki Z750 motorcycle offers a unique combination
of NINJA sportbike performance, comfort for two-up touring and
the aggressive style of Kawasakis super naked
Initially launched in Europe and refined for American riding
styles, the new Z750 is powered by a liquid-cooled, 748cc, inline
four-cylinder engine that delivers a smooth linear powerband.
It features a bore and stroke of 68.4mm x 50.9mm, double overhead
cams, 16 valves, reshaped intake ports, exhaust ports and combustion
chambers. A four-into-one exhaust system enhances mid-range
power, while an oval-shaped, racing-inspired muffler helps to
keep the Z750 running quietly. The muffler also includes a metal
honeycomb catalyzer to reduce emissions.
The Z750 is the first middleweight naked bike to feature electronic
fuel injection and utilizes 34mm throttle bodies. Combined with
high-speed digital ignition, both systems are managed by an
electronic engine control unit for snappy throttle response.
To maintain a consistent operating temperature, the Z750 utilizes
the same large radiator and ring fan as that found on the Z1000.
Power is transferred to the rear wheel through a six-speed transmission
and 520 X-ring drive chain, and the Z750 rides on high-performance
radial tires mounted on new six-spoke 17-inch wheels. The new
wheels do more than look good they are lighter and stronger
than previous three-spoke designs, further reducing the bikes
overall dry weight.
The lightweight diamond frame for the Z750 is constructed of
large diameter, thin wall tubing for strength and rigidity for
nimble backroad handling and high-speed stability. Plus, the
detachable right front-top portion of the frame makes tune-ups
Performance-tuned 41mm forks, plus a rear swingarm featuring
cast aluminum UNI-TRAK linkage and shock with four-way rebound
damping and seven-way spring preload adjustments help the Z750
soak up road bumps. Dual 300mm front disc brakes with four-piston
calipers and a 220mm rear disc brake help the rider bring the
Z750 to quick, powerful stops.
Being a naked bike doesnt mean the Z750 is without amenities.
The instrument panel shared with the NINJA ZX-10R
glows with a new, bright red backlight for a high-class look
and includes a radial tachometer and speedometer, odometer,
tripmeter, fuel gauge and clock, while the modern LED taillight
and turn signals are shared with the new NINJA ZX-6RR.
The swingarm-mounted inner fender and front fender contribute
to the aggressive, sporty image of the Z750. The galvanized
steel fuel tank is slender and helps to create a seating position
that is comfortable and allows the rider to mold to the bike.
The new tandem seat features sleek passenger grab bars and an
optional tandem seat cover is available from Kawasaki.