New Kawasaki 800 in Chiang Mai.

Discussion in 'Kawasaki Big Bikes Thailand' started by Moto-Rex, Nov 21, 2013.

  1. Moto-Rex

    Moto-Rex Ol'Timer

    New Kawasaki 800 in Chiang Mai.

    There was a big crowd checking out these Kawasaki 800’s.

    It was a good chance to try out my new camera.

    They look pretty good.

    All yours for 37500 baht.

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  3. VietHorse

    VietHorse Ol'Timer

    Sounds great. But the engine looks small, comparison with the FZ8's.
    Let's see which one do you like better?

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  4. NickyBKK

    NickyBKK Ol'Timer

    Is it just me or are the latest Kawa's a bit over designed?

    Look at that clutch cover..:crazy:
     
  5. yychow0812

    yychow0812 Ol'Timer

    @MotoRex - I think you missed out a 0 there :)

    These have been selling in Bkk already the past two months. Note however that this is the non-ABS version.
     
  6. Moto-Rex

    Moto-Rex Ol'Timer

    Lol. Yeh your right. Can you imagine how many zeros you would need if the price was in Lao Kip.
     
  7. jimmyklx

    jimmyklx Ol'Timer

  8. Ian Bungy

    Ian Bungy Ol'Timer

    Congratulations Sir. Nice Bikes I think and great Value for Money! You could just change Your Name to JimmyKawazaki! Or Jimmykawa etc! Enjoy them.
     
  9. monsterman

    monsterman Ol'Timer

    Jimmy give us a report and road test once you have put the Z800 thru its paces please
     
  10. jimmyklx

    jimmyklx Ol'Timer

    Only did around 300km before going back to work, but first impressions are good.
    Just about perfect for Thai roads. Not stupidly fast but plenty power.
    Both seats appear to be constructed with recycled barbed wire and crushed glass. I don't like the exhaust but have bought a road legal Akrapovic. Gearing is alittle low for my driving style so may drop a couple of teeth on rear sprocket.
    All in well worth the cash, origionally wanted the Z1000 but couldn't justify the price, will spend the difference on shiney bits instead.
     
  11. Joelthailand

    Joelthailand Ol'Timer

    I agree, the seat is damn hard & uncomfortable just going around the block on the Kawasaki test ride bike!! Maybe buy a GEL pad & cut it into the OEM seat will improve things.

    You made a good choice with the Akrapovic, it seems to be the only exhaust that that utilizes the Kawasaki mid section servo butterfly valve & from what I hear from various z8 owners here, has a much smoother low & mid range performance with the added back pressure or it's just a better made exhaust.

    I saw a z800 being revved up thru the gears on a paddock stand in a tire shop last month & the bike was doing a 150kmh on the clock!! Be aware that the speedo sensor is on the crank & not from the front wheel, so dropping teeth will greatly effect the true speedo reading. (i think) :geek1:

    It's a great bike & good value for money...enjoy :happy2:
     
  12. KZ25

    KZ25 Ol'Timer

    I think so, too. The headlight area looks like out of a manga! But that's probably what the kids want these days. Or maybe I'm getting old. :)

    But Honda isn't going overboard with the design...?
     
  13. jimmyklx

    jimmyklx Ol'Timer

  14. Ian Bungy

    Ian Bungy Ol'Timer

    KLX Looks very Cool. good Job!
     
  15. jimmyklx

    jimmyklx Ol'Timer

    Thanks, no where near finished yet. Big bore soon along with Ninja 250 wheels if I can find a set.
     

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