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    Been watching videos about the Z800 for the last hour now because of this thread... definitely looks like an awesome bike. Heavy or not, seems to be currently rated right up there with best of the class.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loop View Post
    ^ missed that part...quoted 230kg which is 20kg more than my old V4 800!
    Holy moley..

    I think my early 90s 900 was 185kg.. Before the strip down !!

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    Just had another look and this site claims 229kg wet,so that`s including oil and fuel.

    So 220kg would be closer to a dry weight which seems to be what most manufacturers quote?

    2013 Kawasaki Z800 specifications and pictures

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    ahh ok.. I think the blade was over 200 wet, that tanks a big un.

    Looks decent.. Hard to see how they will shift many 1000s now with the price difference.

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    Why the hell is this modern bike/ piece of new technology so heavy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by KTMphil View Post
    Why the hell is this modern bike/ piece of new technology so heavy?
    Kinda my thoughts too.. How can a 20 year old 900 be so much lighter and have more bhp.. You would have thought it would have progressed more.

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    Same steel frame/chassis as the old 750... Most reviews on it talk about the weight problem.

    EDIT: If all the roads you're going to ride are newly surfaced (like some of the best bits up north are) then I wouldn't worry too much about the weight - especially if you're a bigger guy. But, if the road surfaces often change from good to bad with little/no warning - with odd dodgy bits dotted around (like up north) - personally I'd prefer something lighter. Obviously lots of tight corners makes a difference too...

    (Which means the K 650 unless you want an import - though a 4 pot would be nice. The older ABS 650 was 182 kg dry but I think the latest put on some weight.)


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    ^ yeah same steel frame as the Z750 with extra bracing around the engine.

    Forks are from the Z1000 and the engine based on the Z900 all to keep costs down for the budget/naked bike class.

    I think the extra weight is justifiable if you got a rock solid unit under you...especially at the price point.....it`s an infinitely better bike than the Chinese Benelli straight 4 discussed previously.

    While you don`t want extra weight around the city or for slow speed riding it`s really makes a bike more sure and stable on the open road.

    All that with plentiful parts and local dealer backup....i`d certainly go for one over an ER6N!

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    I agree about it being a porker,,but what else is there for the money?
    its a good bike reasonably priced for Thailand ,when I thing of the bikes I was looking at 6 Years ago when I 1st settled here its a good deal
    it will never be a Ducati ,triumph ,or KLM but it's less than half the price,
    i can afford a relatively fast, reliable ,bike with a dealer warranty and back up service
    This will be my 4th kwaka in 1 year simply because of price

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    ^Fair play - enjoy!

    I'll maybe try one out if any of the rental companies around get them in...

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    it will never be a Ducati ,triumph ,or KLM but it's less than half the price,



    Ducati Monster 795, 161KG - Thailand price 409,990 Bht, interesting relative value.




    http://ducatithailand.com/pricelist.php


    Kawasaki Z800-ducati-795-price.jpg

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    I respect your opinion Phil you have forgot more about bikes than I know.
    what would you buy mate?,,,,,I dropped my Versys ,,,left it on the stand and it fell over and picked easily it up quite embarrassed
    but what is the weight thing when when you are riding?
    am I missing something here if its rubber side down and tight on weird corners
    thats a good bike innit?
    my Versys is great bike here but is a Ducati a better bike
    i really vvalue the opinion of you fellas,,I know nothing really,,hence the reason I visit these forums

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    Only USD$ 1,000 between the Kawa Z800 and the Ducati 795 Monster is quite interesting

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    Ye but the duck is like a poor mans porche
    Is there any where you can try the Ducati out in los
    i personally think it's not a better bike from from what I have read

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    Your right though that's the closest rival in Thai ,,,you still haven't educated me
    what would you give your hard earned on ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbobs View Post
    Your right though that's the closest rival in Thai ,,,you still haven't educated me
    what would you give your hard earned on ?

    havn't ridden either yet, will try and test both as the pricing is interesting

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    Just my 2 cents but if I had to choose I would have to go monster @ just about 100 lbs lighter
    Problem is you cannot get the non ABS model monster anymore & I do not care for or want ABS

    The Kawasaki is as many say a nice price point for a 4 cylinder but I am not buying a 500 pound sport bike no matter
    how many magazine pundits say weight does not mater when riding.

    Weight always matters & if you like it tight & twisty it matters a LOT period.
    You need to accelerate & decelerate that weight constantly. Also in really nice twisty stuff you will
    feel its lack of flick-ability.

    I lifted one off its side stand & was just stunned literally. I thought it was a wide glide Harley or something

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    Ducati pattaya have test bikes

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    Test rides are available here

    "There are test ride hopefully already happening at motoaholic as you can see on their facebook account.


    By: news (offline) on Friday, 04 October 2013 @ 08:24 AM ICT
    That is great news, you can contact Motoaholic at:

    Motoaholic Co.,Ltd
    544 Taksin Road Bukkalo Thonburi Bangkok 10600
    Call Center line 086-905-0888
    Telephone 02-876-6040-1
    Fax 02-876-5884

    Sales department at Telephone: 02-876-6040-1 ,087-494-2111, 086-905-0888

    Or by there website http://www.motoaholic.com
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    A happy rider is one who can enjoy an unexpected detour along the way.

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    They have one in Kawasaki Chiang Mai

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