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Looking at the detailed specifications of both motorcycles Kawasaki Z 750 and Yamaha Fazer FZ-1 is a proper approach to determine which of the two is more likely to match your style of riding and to satisfy your preferences. The decision on your next motorcycle purchase should be all based on your personal preferences for speed, handling and comfort. A good way to narrow the circle of favourite bikes is to compare their technical specifications and select just a few that are really matching your style and needs. The most appropriate method of exploring them is to actually ride each of them or at least sit on them to see how they feel.

Kawasaki-Z 750   vs   Yamaha-Fazer FZ-1
Picture of Kawasaki - Z 750Picture of Kawasaki - Z 750
Kawasaki manufacturer Yamaha
Z 750 bike name Fazer FZ-1
Sport bike mootorcycle type Sport touring
2007-2012 year since 2006
208.5 / 80.5 / 110 cm overall size L/W/H(cm)206 / 65.5 / 112.5 cm
748 cc engine displacement (cc)998 cc
Fuel injection 4x32mm Keihin fuel supply method Fuel Injection
11.3:1 compression ratio 11.5:1
68.4x50.9 mm bore and stroke 77x53.6 mm
155mm (6.1 inches) ground clearance 135mm (5.3 inches)
3.1litres (3.3 quarts) engine oil capacity3.7litres (3.9 quarts)
18.5 litres (4.9 gallons) fuel tank capacity 20.0 litres (5.3 gallons)
230 km/h (143 mph) top speed246 km/h (153 mph)
106 hppeak horsepower 150 hp
78 nm (57.5 ft lbs)max torque 106 nm (78.2 ft lbs)
207 kg (456 lbs) dry weight204 kg (450 lbs)
223 kg (492 lbs) curb weight (wet weight) 220 kg (485 lbs)
41mm telescopic fork, 120mm wheel travel front suspension telescopic forks with 130mm travel
Bottom link, 4-position rebound adjustment and 7-position preload adjustment rear suspension link type swingarm with 130mm travel
120/70-ZR17 front tyre size 120/70-ZR17
180/55-ZR17 rear tyre size 190/50-ZR17
6-speed wet multiplate clutch, manual transmission type 6-speed
Electric starting, digital ignition ignition / starting Electric
dual 300mm disc with double piston caliper front brakes Two discs x 320mm
250mm diameter disc and single-piston caliperrear brakes One disc x 245mm
Chain drivefinal drive typeChain drive
Liquid coolingcooling typeLiquid cooling
5.20 l/100km (45.2 mpg)fuel economy (consumption)6.25 l/100km (37.6 mpg)
technical specifications of Kawasaki Z 750see data separatelytechnical specifications of Yamaha Fazer FZ-1

The bigger engine size of Yamaha Fazer FZ-1 in comparison to Kawasaki Z 750 doesn't mean that it is more powerful or better performing bike. The second bike has the advantage of greater compression ratio of 11.5:1 than the other one. This ratio is the relation of the volume in the cylinder when the piston is at the bottom of the stroke to the volume in the cylinder when the gas is compressed and the piston is at the top of the stroke. When the mixture of air and fuel in the combustion chamber has bigger pressure (higher compression ratio) when it is ignited then it burns more effectively and therefore these bikes tend to have better fuel economy (comparing engines with equal displacement).
The bike with a better fuel economy is the Kawasaki Z 750 which can travel 45.2 miles with one gallon of fuel. Yamaha Fazer FZ-1 on the contrary can travel 37.6 miles with a gallon. The fuel economy of a motorcycle is either measured in mpg or l/100km, the first showing how many miles can be ridden with a gallon of fuel and the second showing how many litters of fuel are consumed on a 100km ride.
motorcycle tires The producer of each bike specifies the sizes of its front and rear tyre. Your type of riding is also to be taken into account here. Tires have a code of numbers and letters printed on their sides and these are important to be understood properly when looking for matching tires. The width of the tire measured in millimeters is shown first. Both motorcycles have the same with of their front tires - 120 mm. The next number refers to the tire profile. And the third number indicats the diameter of the rim in inches. A good way to save some time and money is to purchase your motorcycle tires online at competitive price.
The ground clearance of Kawasaki Z 750 (155mm) is bigger than the one of Yamaha Fazer FZ-1 (bbb2mm). The distance between the chassis and the base of the tyre is called ride height or also ground clearance of a motorcycle and is usually given in millimeters in the technical specifications. In simple terms that would be the shortest line among all the lines drawn between the surface of the road and any mechanical part of the motorcycle.
Comparing the top speed values of both motorcycles we can see that Yamaha Fazer FZ-1 is the faster one with 246km/h. As per the technical data of Kawasaki Z 750 it would be behind it on the highway with 230km/h. However sources may vary as to whether these top speed parameters are precise or only approximate.Liquid cooled motorcycle engine
Both motorcycles are liquid cooled. Liquid-cooled engines have a narrower range of operating temperatures compared to the air-cooled ones. Once the operating temperature is reached (the engine is warmed up), it runs at a pretty constant temperature. The circulation of the coolant from the radiator to the engine is helped by the water pump. The amount of cooling can be regulated via thermostat, which helps holding the temperature at a relatively constant level. Water jackets in a liquid cooled engine act as sound insulators and make it quieter.
chain driven motorcycle Chain final drive is used with both motorcycles - the Kawasaki Z 750 and the Yamaha Fazer FZ-1. Chain drives are by far the most popular final drive technology in the history of motorcycles and are the most economical way to drive power from the engine to the rear wheel. However they are not as smooth as belts and shafts and also require frequent care like cleaning and keeping the chain properly lubricated.
Compression ratio 11.3:1 means that the volume of gas in the cylinder when the piston is at the bottom of its stroke refers to the volume of gas when the piston is at the top of its stroke as 11.3:1. The compressio ratio of Yamaha Fazer FZ-1 is 11.5:1 and it is 11.3:1 for Kawasaki Z 750 according to the motorcycles technical data above. Motorcycles with higher compression ratio may be recommended to use premium fuel only in order to avoid engine knocking. If you got a motorcycle with a greater compression ratio for its specific engine it is getting better fuel economy than it would if it had a lesser compression ratio.
The good quality of the engine oil is an important factor in keeping the motorcycle in peak condition. There are different types at different prices on the market - mineral, highperformance, all-purpose part-synthetic and synthetic oil. The engine oil is to be changed on every 3700 miles (or 6000 kilometers) as a general rule. If you you synthetic oil then bigger mileage can be allowed between oil changes. Depending on the oil filter it needs to be replaced on each or every two oil changes. The technical specs show that the Kawasaki Z 750 takes 3.1 litres of engine oil while the oil capacity of Yamaha Fazer FZ-1 is 3.7 litres. This oil capacity values are with informative purpose only. Observing the currrent level on the dipstick or the level sight window is the best way to pour the proper amount of oil.


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