EICMA 2010: Kawasaki Z750R [Live Photos]
The new model comes with an improved 41 mm front fork with rebound adjustability for both sides, as opposed to the Z750 model, and a revised aluminum swing arm with a new piggyback nitrogen reservoir in the rear.
Twin Disk, 300 mm brakes in the front and a 250 mm single-disk at the rear provide excellent stopping power. On top of that, the brake lines are now steel braided items which give the bike an overall higher-end spec feel. The handling package equipping the Z 750 R will reward riders looking for Supersport handling from a naked bike.
The engine remains unchanged from the previous model, a 748cc inline four cylinder, liquid cooled, DOHC with digital fuel injection. It provides 106 hp and 72 to 78 Nm (53 to 57 lb-ft) of torque. That is enough to propel the 195kg bike to a top speed of 149 mph (240 km/h).
Visual upgrades include a high-grade, sharper front cowl, a front fender with new fork guard portions, sharper turn signals, sporty R-model instrumentation and a luxurious two-tone color scheme.
“The Z750R is an impressive package. It has been designed to take the handling, braking and overall specification of the hugely popular Z750 to a totally new level, justifying the exclusive R status of our new mid-weight naked contender for the coming year,” Kawasaki says.
❐ Check out the EICMA 2010: Kawasaki Z750R [Live Photos] photo gallery