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2014 Kawasaki Z800 Performance Edition Launched

The European branch of Kawasaki unveiled the new Z800 Performance Edition machine, a model which is offered together with some of the most popular upgrades the house of Akashi offers for this bike, but pre-installed right off the mill.
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Even though the price is unknown yet, we can safely guesstimate that it will be slightly higher than the stock version, with a premium under €1,000 ($1,370) most likely. However, this will be a nice deal for those who plan to add optional accessories and aftermarket parts to their new Z800, as they are offered with a better price for the whole package.

The 2014 Kawasaki Z800 Performance Edition brings a smoke tinted flyscreen to reduce wind pressure and help with aerodynamics, and a resin gel tank pad with the model’s name and a semi-transparent make which allows the bike’s color to show through. Another good-looking upgrade in the aesthetics department is the special seat cover, which adds to the aggressive attire of the Z800. Available for all three color versions, this seat cover is not compatible with a top case or top case bracket, and replaces the passenger seat.

However, the most exciting addition to the 2014 Kawasaki Z800 Performance Edition is the Akrapovic silencer. With a stock exhaust which doesn’t look bad at all, the Z800 boasts an even sportier look when the slip-on Akra can is loaded. It is of course, fully road legal and also comes with a 2-year warranty.
Too bad Kawasaki has not provided realistic tech specs for their Z800 Performance Edition, as both the base model and the Performance machine are listed with the same 229 kg (505 lbs) weight, with some extra bulk for the ABS versions, and the max power is 113 horsepower for both bikes. Needless to say that the same 83Nm (61 lb-ft) torque figure is listed for the two motorcycles.

Both the standard and the Performance Edition are available in Candy Flat Blazed Green, Metallic Spark Black, Candy Burnt Orange with Metallic Flat Spark Black.

 

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