Honda Motor Co. announced its forecasts for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2012. Left out of Honda’s previous fiscal report because of the uncertainty created by the March 11 earthquake, the 2011-2012 forecast predicts a 63% decrease in net income compared to the 2010-2011 results. Honda forecasts a net income of 195.0 billion yen […]
2013 Kawasaki Z800 Announced but US Availability Unlikely
Kawasaki announced it will produce a new mid-sized naked streetfigther: the Z800. Unfortunately, it doesn’t look likely the Z800 will be imported to the U.S., but we’ll have to wait for an official word from Kawasaki.
The 2013 Kawasaki Z800 is powered by an 806cc inline-four engine with styling inspired by its larger sibling, the Z1000. Kawasaki did not offer any additional details however, so we will have to wait until the Z800 is presented at the Intermot show in Cologne, Germany, on Oct. 2.
In Europe, the Z800 will replace the Z750, a model that has gone relatively unchanged since 2007. That 748cc model was never brought to the U.S. however. Kawasaki last offered a Z750 in 2006, though it was equipped with a fairing to make it a Z750S.
At 806cc, the new Z800 may be too close in size to the Z1000 for Kawasaki to decide it’s worth importing to the U.S. That doesn’t mean Kawasaki USA won’t choose otherwise however. A similar difference didn’t stop Yamaha from offering both its 998cc FZ1 and a 779cc FZ8.
[Source: Kawasaki Europe]