Kawasaki Z750 Reviews from United Kingdom

2004 Kawasaki Z750

Model year2004
Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Acceleration marks 7 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 7 / 10
Handling marks 7 / 10
Braking marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.3 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance2800 miles

Summary:

Fantastic for a first road bike, go and buy one

Faults:

Since owning the Z nothing has gone wrong, but you wouldn't expext it to with a new bike.

General Comments:

The handling with the Z is still surprising to me. The harder I stuff it into corners, the quicker it wants to come out.

I have fitted an ER-MAX screen, which helps with the wind on long journeys, and the belly pan makes the bike look much better.

Overall I'm very impressed with the Z, but I can't wait for my insurance to come down so I can buy a ZX12R.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th January, 2005

2004 Kawasaki Z750

Model year2004
Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Acceleration marks 7 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 8 / 10
Handling marks 7 / 10
Braking marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.1 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance900 miles

Summary:

An excellent first bike that looks amazing and with plenty of go!

Faults:

Nothing yet, but then you wouldn't expect anything to go wrong yet would you?? Hopefully.

The only complaint I would have would be with Kawasaki's insistence on getting the first service done by a dealer to validate the warranty, & then the dealer charging stupid money to what effectively amounts to changing the oil & stamping the log book. Not usually a problem if you take the bike back to the place you bought it from through.

General Comments:

Since this is my first bike, & I haven't done any great mileage, I can't really be that objective, but out of the several bikes in the class bracket I definitely feel I've made the best choice.

Every time I'm out on it though, it never fails to put a smile on my face. And it easily is the better looking bike over say the Fazer & the Hornet 600's.

Performance, handling, etc for the bike are all way above my capabilities as a rider at the minute. Which will hopefully mean that I will be happy with it for several years to come.

The only small little niggle I've noticed so far is that the bars can be a bit vibby at times, oh & the air deflector which is supposed to create 'an air dam around the rider' really doesn't work at about 120mph.

It gets uncomfortable at about 2 hours.

Oh, & the girlfriend refused to get on the back, even after I offered to get her some leathers. Which was more for me I'll admit.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th November, 2004

1st Jul 2005, 06:15

I have a Z750. Put on a Corbin seat which is much more comfortable, worth the money.

7th Aug 2006, 07:57

The Z750 was probably not a good choice for a beginner. You should learn to ride before you even think of taking pillions. Also if you find a Z750 uncomfortable after 2 hours, your riding position is probably not quite right. The seating position of a pillion on a semi-sports bike is also crucial for safety and comfort. If he/she is holding on just with the hands, it could cause you to become unsettled.

Average review marks: 7.2 / 10, based on 2 reviews