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post #1 of 56 (permalink) Old 09-04-2004, 10:38 AM Thread Starter
 
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2005 Kawasaki Z750S

New Sport-tourer from kawasaki..




Z750 NAKED BIKE MAKES ITS U.S. DEBUT

Aggressive style and NINJA(r) performance for two-up, high-speed touring

The new-for-2005 Kawasaki Z750 motorcycle offers a unique combination of NINJA(r) sportbike performance, comfort for two-up touring and the aggressive style of Kawasaki's "super naked" Z1000.

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 fourinto- one exhaust system enhances mid-range power, while an oval-shaped, racinginspired 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 Z750's overall dry weight.

The Z750's lightweight diamond frame 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 easier.

Performance-tuned 41mm forks, plus a rear swingarm featuring cast aluminum UNI-TRAK(r) 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 doesn't mean the Z750 is without amenities. The Z750's three-piece bikini cowl gives it a lean, provocative look, while quartz halogen headlights brighten the road at night. 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, digital 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 Z750's aggressive, sporty image. 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.
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This is getting to be quite a crowded sector... 750 though
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Yeah I know what you mean..Suzuki seems to be only ones really pushing a 750 sport bike, but there are a ton of 750 sport tourers out there.

With the way the 600's are nowadays, I guess I can see why the others dont really push the 750 rockets too much. I wonder what suzuki's sales are on their gixxer 750's, on a yearly basis ?
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post #4 of 56 (permalink) Old 09-05-2004, 11:05 AM
 
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I don't like the bike. Sorry.


GSXR750 I think is their best seller. I'll have to find out and let you know.
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original version (we got this last year)





I like it a lot more, I don't like the new windsheild and longer fairing on the US S version

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the mirrors look like to bug antennas!!
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Having a naked bike diffently makes it easier to change and get to the oil filter when needed.
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I like that little guy . The 04 models are in Canada now .

I little ingenuity could create a real sleeper seeing they use a debored Z-1000 engine with a bit different head and smaller throttle bodies .

Massaged with a few parts a Z-1000 will lay 160HP to the rear tire and weigh like 410 with those fugly pipes removed

If priced right I'm getting one for a play bike and modding it .
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basic, naked bikes like this are usually pretty easy and fun to mod..you can definately make a real sleeper out these babies!!

By the way, Welcome to TWF mountainmotor!!
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Welcome to the Wonderful World of Two Wheel Forum Mountainmotor. We know you will like and enjoy it here.
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I liked the Z750 and Z1000 until I found out how much they weighed compared to the sportsbikes.

Fricken pigs in comparison

Z1000 - Dry weight: 437 lbs.

vs

ZX-10R - Dry weight: 375 pounds



Z750 - Dry weight: 430 lbs

vs

ZX-6R - Dry weight: 355 lbs.


I remember they used to say the ZX9R was overweight and it weighed less the the Z750


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I liked the Z750 and Z1000 until I found out how much they weighed compared to the sportsbikes.

Fricken pigs in comparison
410 lbs or less with a aftermarket pipe .

I think there are larger pigs than that running about .

What does these Sport Bikes you speak of weigh and what is the price and does everyone have the need or wants for such light , superb long distance bikes like the R1 , Gixxer 1k ect ?

Get the HP way on up up and 500lbs can be light
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Thanks for the welcome you two 750's

Where is an oil thread ?
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As far as I have seen, the only color coming to the US is the candy plasma blue. I was hoping for the same color options and the same styling as the Canadian version but maybe it will make the purchase easier in the end... now I don't have to decide on color!
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blue looks way cool..sometimes the other color schemes make thier way down to the US..but unfortunatley, not always..same with europe..they get all the sick colors!!
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It just looks way too detached and not anything close to flowing or seemless. It looks way too choppy. I am not really a fan of the naked bike anyways though. I like something to be left to the imagination.. lol..
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As far as I have seen, the only color coming to the US is the candy plasma blue. I was hoping for the same color options and the same styling as the Canadian version but maybe it will make the purchase easier in the end... now I don't have to decide on color!

Don't let that stop you. I imported a SV650S in 1999 from Toronto to Phoenix and got exactly what I wanted.
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The other difference is price. Canadian dealer quoted me $7300 to get the bike over here. Then I'd have to pay for taxes, tags, and have the bike deemed roadsafe (cost?). That was for a 2003/4 Z750. I can get a 2005 Z750S for $6900 (includes tax & tags), and less the research regarding importing. We'll see, but I will more liekly than not get the US version. Plus, I would be able to use Kawasaki financing where as a Canadian purchase would require being approved by a bank for a out of the country purchase.
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The other difference is price. Canadian dealer quoted me $7300 to get the bike over here. Then I'd have to pay for taxes, tags, and have the bike deemed roadsafe (cost?). That was for a 2003/4 Z750. I can get a 2005 Z750S for $6900 (includes tax & tags), and less the research regarding importing. We'll see, but I will more liekly than not get the US version. Plus, I would be able to use Kawasaki financing where as a Canadian purchase would require being approved by a bank for a out of the country purchase.

Read this to get an idea of what I went through: https://www.twowheelforum.com/showthread.php?t=13

Sounds like the dealer is doing the importing for you? I hired a seperate company. I wired the $ and had my own freight forwarder pick it up in the crate. I suspect your dealer is looking to make above average margins on freight costs too.
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$7300US is what the dealer told me it would cost to buy the bike and have them do all the paperwork. I would be picking the bike up myself and handling the transport. I will have to look into that broker thing though. Perhaps cutting the dealer out on that part would bring the price down to a respectable level.
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