|Year of specifications
For 2011 Kawasaki have welcomed a new model into the Z750
family, the range-topping Z750R.
The Kawasaki Z750R features the same 748cc 4-cylinder engine
as the bike on which it is based. This engine produces 104 horsepower
and 57 lb-ft (77Nm) of torque. However there are several new
features which improve the bike's handling, looks and overall
Firstly, the square section steel swingarm of the standard bike
is replaced with a superior pressed aluminium unit on the Z750R.
The new swingarm is lighter and contributes to the Z750R's higher-grade
appearance. The sculpted design is based on that of the 2009
Z1000, featuring the same left side, but a newly designed right
side to be able to better accommodate the 180 mm rear tire used
by the Z750R.
At the rear of the Kawasaki Z750R, the Bottom-link Uni-Trak
rear suspension features a nitrogen gas-charged shock with piggyback
reservoir. The rear suspension settings have been designed to
complement the suspension setup of the front forks. The forks
of the Z750R are in fact the same as those of the Z1000.
These 41mm units feature a smooth action in the top half of
the stroke, while the second half features firmer damping to
provide a solid, planted feel during cornering. The front forks
of the Kawasaki Z750R are adjustable for rebound and preload.
To bring the Kawasaki Z750R to a halt, the bike is fitted with
radially-mounted, opposed 4-piston front calipers, which clamp
onto 300 mm petal-style discs. The new calipers are complimented
by braided-steel brake lines - which offer a more direct feel
to the rider.
Kawasaki has also given the 2011 Z750R a new instrument panel.
The stylish black-colored analogue-style tachometer sits alongside
an orange-colored LCD display with digital speedometer, odometer,
trip meter, water temp, fuel gauge, clock, etc.
At launch the 2011 Kawasaki Z750R is available in two color
options. The traditional black and green Kawasaki colors, or
a sinister all black color scheme.
This is what Kawasaki had to say about the Z750R:
"The Z750R is an impressive package. It has been designed
to take the handling, braking and overall specification of the
hugely popular Z750 to a totally new level, justifying the exclusive
R status of our new mid-weight naked contender for the coming