The Z800 Is A Sportbike Wasting Time Trying To Be Comfortable



Kawasaki says its Z800 is huge in Europe. The bike is “part sportbike, part commuter,” and is supposed to leave everyone satisfied. Fundamentally it felt solid and well-engineered, but after a couple hours in the saddle I found myself struggling with the concept; is this actually “one bike for multiple jobs,” or is it a compromise between two styles of riding?

My review of the 2015 Kawasaki Z800, as published on Jalopnik 12/07/15