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Kawasaki Z800 prices and options announced

Restricted version, extended warranty and security markings offered

Read our 2013 Kawasaki Z800 review here.

WITH the 2013 Kawasaki Z800 press launch underway (watch this space for the first ride report), pricing and other details have been made available. 

The replacement for the long-serving Z750 naked starts at £7,499 in full 111 bhp guise (6 bhp up on its predecessor). With aggressive, hunched styling reminiscent of the Z1000, it looks pumped-up and ready to take on its middleweight rivals, especially in all-black, or black/green. The other colour option is pearl white/ black.

A 94 bhp version called the Z800e is also available for £600 less than the standard bike. Once restricted to 47 bhp, it is compatible with the A2 licence programme (which commences on 19 January 2013 and restricts new riders up to the age of 21 from riding any motorcycle which makes more than 47 bhp/35 kW and has a power-to-weight ratio greater than 0.268 bhp/0.2 kW per kilogram. Restriction is limited to bikes which are not originally more than twice as powerful as the 47 bhp cut-off). Colour options for the Z800e are black, pearl white/black or orange/black.

Kawasaki will fit the new Zed - and all its other 2013 road models - with a Master Security Kit at no extra cost. The Datatag system covers the bike's engine, chassis and bodywork parts in invisible, identifiable markings and transponders that help deter thieves. 

A year's membership of the Kawasaki Riders Club, which includes invitations to the Big Green Weekend, plus members' magazine and dedicated website, is included in the buying price.

Kawasaki has also introduced an extended version of its K-Care Warranty, called WarrantyPlus, for £400. Kicking in after the standard factory warranty expires, it promises to repair or replace, free of charge, any part that fails due to a manufacturing defect and which is covered by the warranty during the four-year period. 

Prices:

Z800, with 2-year warranty                   £7,499

Z800, with 4-year warranty                   £7,849

Z800e, with 2-year warranty                 £6,899

Z800e, with 4-year warranty                 £7,249

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