2005 KAWASAKI Z750S
List Price: £5690
Insurance Group: N/A
Kawasaki added a faired version of the Z750 to its range with the aim of stealing sales away from Yamaha’s Fazer.
The Z750 won acclaim for being a blast to ride, but it has failed to set the sales charts alight.
When it introduced the original Z750, Kawasaki made bold claims about the aerodynamics of the nose fairing, which was meant to create a curtain of air that protected the rider from windblast. However, road testers found wind protection was no better than on a conventional naked bike.
This new model is supposed to be the solution, giving the bike much-needed extra practicality.
As well as the nose job, the rear end of the bike has been re-designed with practicality in mind. The pointy tail of the unfaired bike has been replaced with a ZX-10R-inspired seat unit. To go with this, a bigger saddle has been added which is now a single seat, rather than the stepped two-piece affair on the unfaired version. The rear light is taken from the ZX-10R. These changes will be unique to the Z750S – the stock bike will carry on with the same specification as before. Expect the Z750S to cost around £6000, £500 more than the standard bike.