Kawasaki Z750R (2011)

The Z750R is still a solid middleweight but it doesn’t live up to the hype.
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2011

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Overall Review

A great bike that is often overlooked as its compared to the triumph street triple , although the kawasaki a lot cheaper to insure , and in my personal experience the build quality is superior on the kawasaki. Perfect bike for a whole range of riders , deals with the commute with ease and with a decent set of tyres can be great fun on the twisty stuff. The engine may lack power compared to other 750's but the power delivery is really smooth and the fuelling is perfect across the rev range. It needs to be revved to get the most out of it but then thats half the fun of it . Although the bike is a bit on the lardy side , I feel it gives the bike a very planted feel on the road, and you never notice the weight once on the move . A lot has been made of its R badging , when it offers no extra power over the standard Z750 , but the uprated suspension and brakes and various componants offers a definate improvement over the base model bike. Its a bike that attracts a lot of attention when out and about. The z750 range seems very poular in europe , and has been overlooked in the UK . If you get a chance to take one on a test ride , do it and you wont be disappointed

Strengths

One of the main reasons I was attracted to this bike was the relatively low insurance group for a new rider , along with the known reliability of kawasaki products. Build quality is very good with my 3 year old bike often being mistaken for new, even though it has been used in all weathers throughout the year. Handling is very direct and is great fun in the twisties. The bike is also very accomodating for the taller rider with some minor adjustments to suit personal preferance. Engine is perfectly suited to the bike. The brakes are really responsive and offer plenty of modulation

Weaknesses

The bike is rather heavy and I have had a few incidents where the weight has caused an issue especially at low speeds while turning. The stock handlebars have quite a bit of sweep and I found them quite uncomfortable on the wrists. Ugly exhaust system is also a downside to this bike

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Overall Review

A great bike that is often overlooked as its compared to the triumph street triple , although the kawasaki a lot cheaper to insure , and in my personal experience the build quality is superior on the kawasaki. Perfect bike for a whole range of riders , deals with the commute with ease and with a decent set of tyres can be great fun on the twisty stuff. The engine may lack power compared to other 750's but the power delivery is really smooth and the fuelling is perfect across the rev range. It needs to be revved to get the most out of it but then thats half the fun of it . Although the bike is a bit on the lardy side , I feel it gives the bike a very planted feel on the road, and you never notice the weight once on the move . A lot has been made of its R badging , when it offers no extra power over the standard Z750 , but the uprated suspension and brakes and various componants offers a definate improvement over the base model bike. Its a bike that attracts a lot of attention when out and about. The z750 range seems very poular in europe , and has been overlooked in the UK . If you get a chance to take one on a test ride , do it and you wont be disappointed

Strengths

One of the main reasons I was attracted to this bike was the relatively low insurance group for a new rider , along with the known reliability of kawasaki products. Build quality is very good with my 3 year old bike often being mistaken for new, even though it has been used in all weathers throughout the year. Handling is very direct and is great fun in the twisties. The bike is also very accomodating for the taller rider with some minor adjustments to suit personal preferance. Engine is perfectly suited to the bike. The brakes are really responsive and offer plenty of modulation

Weaknesses

The bike is rather heavy and I have had a few incidents where the weight has caused an issue especially at low speeds while turning. The stock handlebars have quite a bit of sweep and I found them quite uncomfortable on the wrists. Ugly exhaust system is also a downside to this bike

Rating Breakdown
Engine
Brakes
Handling
Comfort
Build Quality
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