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Kawasaki Z800 e for European Beginners

It's no secret that Europe's driving and licensing regulations are a bit on the harsh side when it comes to motorcycles, and with the new riders things are even worse.
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With your riders, the A2 regulation states that no one is to ride a bike with more than 35 kW of power. Now, while no manufacturer will build completely different bikes for this situation, there is a possibility to derive a lower-specced bike from a standard high-power one, as long as the source-bike makes less than double that power.

So there we go, a nifty all-new Z800 bike, retaining the aggressive styling and sporty build which have made the new middleweight Z motorcycle famous already. Customers will enjoy the redesigned fairing and instrument cluster, sculpted tank and comfy riding position... just like on any other Z800.

Optional ABS and a bottom-Link Uni-Trak, gas-charged rear shock with 7-way preload adjustability makes the Z800 e handle incredibly well, suitable for calm daily commuting and racing your friends on countryside roads.

 
 
 
 
 

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