Buyer Guide: Kawasaki Z750

The ultimate buyer’s guide to the Z750 written by the people who actually own the bike...

Posted: 18 October 2010
by Visordown
2003 Original model launched: Original model launched in November. Most of the performance and glamour of the mighty Z1000 for budget middleweight money. The Z750 wins most group tests and sells well. Despite a list price of £5,445 plenty leave dealers for less than £5K. As the years pass the discounts get greater and by the end of 2006 with the new model on the horizon some are sold for under £4K.

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No-one knows bikes like the people who buy them and ride them. That’s why in the Buyer Guide we speak to as many owners as possible to get the real life nitty-gritty details about their machines. This questionnaire was all about Kawasaki’s genre-busting middleweight, the brilliant Z750.

The Z750 appeared in late 2003, replacing a rather soggy and sad previous 750 roadster incarnation known as the ZR-7. The sharper, sportier new Z750 moved the budget middleweight class a step forward. Competitors were ageing brochure refugees or 600cc, but Kawaski squeezed a 750 engine in a perky wee chassis and the bike was an instant winner.

Plus it’s got attitude and personality. While a Fazer or Hornet could be accused of being bland, a Z750 is anything but. It’s a practical bike but it’s always up for a laugh too. And with a sensible price tag and advantageous insurance rating it’s seemingly got it all. But what’s it really like to live with? Read on to find out…

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Kawasaki Z750 Specs


Engine 748cc, liquid cooled, DOHC, 16-valve, inline four Power 100bhp @ 11,000rpm Top speed 145mph
Torque 55ftlb @ 8,200rpm Dry weight 195kg Seat height 815mm Fuel capacity 18l


Engine 748cc, liquid cooled, DOHC, 16-valve, inline four Power 100bhp @ 11,000rpm Top speed 148mph
Torque 55ftlb @ 8,200rpm Dry weight 199kg Seat height 805mm Fuel capacity 18l


Engine 748cc, liquid cooled, DOHC, 16-valve, inline four Power 105bhp @ 10,500rpm Top speed 150mph
Torque 58ftlb @ 8,300rpm Dry weight 207kg Seat height 815mm Fuel capacity 18.5l

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