DYNO VIDEO: 2016 Kawasaki Z800

Tuned for torque, this inline-four delivers classic meaty delivery.

Impressive peak power output is the hallmark of middleweight supersports, but a broad spread of torque is a much more useful quality on the street. And it's clear the latter was the goal with the 2016 Kawasaki Z800. It's super-middleweight 806cc inline four offers 50-plus pound-feet of torque from 3,700 rpm all the way to 10,500 rpm. As depicted in the graph, power delivery is very linear. This engine emits very little vibration in the lower half of its rev range, but once revs surpass 6,000 rpm, an onset of engine vibration builds and becomes very noticeable through the grips, frame, and seat.

2016 Kawasaki Z800 on-road action
2016 Kawasaki Z800 static side view
2016 Kawasaki Z800 nose section close-up

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SPECIFICATIONS
|2016 Kawasaki Z800
ENGINE|liquid-cooled, DOHC, inline-four, four valves per cylinder
DISPLACEMENT|806cc
FUEL SYSTEM|DFI with 34mm Keihin throttle bodies
TRANSMISSION|Six-speed
FINAL DRIVE|Sealed chain
FRONT BRAKES|Dual 277mm petal-type rotors with four-piston calipers, ABS
REAR BRAKES|Single 216mm petal-type rotor with single-piston caliper, ABS
WHEELBASE|56.9 in.
SEAT HEIGHT|32.5 in.
FUEL CAPACITY|4.5 gal.
DRY WEIGHT|482 lb.

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