Spec comparison: Kawasaki Z800 vs Triumph Street Triple vs Ducati Monster 821 vs Honda CBR650F

Team OD  | Updated: May 25, 2015, 02:28 PM IST

The new Honda CBR650F was recently spotted at the Buddh International Circuit. The Japanese manufacturer hasn't yet launched the motorcycle in India, but we know that the CBR will be only have five per cent localisation and and expected prices will range from Rs 7-8 lakh. In this price range, it will compete against the Kawasaki Z800, Triumph Street Triple, and  Ducati's Monster 821.

Ducati Monster 821 (25)Ducati

The Ducati is the newcomer here with 113PS from its 821cc heart. The Triumph makes the lowest power here, drawing only 79.30PS from its 675cc engine. The Honda makes 87PS from its 649cc engine while the Kawasaki also makes 113PS from its four cylinder 806cc engine. Even though the CBR has a displacement disadvantage here, its engine is a four-cylinder like the Z800 and Monster 821 has a twin cylinder as Ducatis tend to do. The Triumph is the only bike with three cylinders. The Ducati has a 17.5-litre fuel tank while the others get 17-litre tanks. All bikes have 6-speed transmissions.

Triumph Street Triple ShumiTriumph Street Triple

The Triumph makes up for its power disadvantage with a low kerb weight of 183kg. The Ducati is next at 205.5kg while the fully faired Honda follows closely  at 209kg. The Kawasaki Z800 is a whopping 26kg heavier than the Monster at 231kg. The Honda CBR650F, though,  is the only bike here with a full fairing to protect you from the wind blast.

Kawasaki Z800 (8)Kawasaki Z800

Honda CBR650F (2)Honda CBR650F

The Ducati is the most expensive one of the lot, at Rs 9.59 lakh. The Triumph is priced at Rs 7.91 lakh while the Z800 is for Rs 7.50 lakh. The Honda is expected to fall right in the middle of this pack.

Kawasaki Z800 vs Triumph Street Triple vs Ducati Monster 821 vs Honda CBR650F

Honda CBR650F
Engine 649cc liquid-cooled Inline four cylinder
Power 87PS@11,000rpm
Torque 62Nm@8,000rpm
Transmission 6-speed
Max speed N.A
Fuel tank 17 litres
Suspension (F) 41mm fork
Suspension (R) Monoshock with spring-preload adjustability
Brake (F) Dual 320mm discs
Brake (R) 240mm disc
Tyre (F) 120/70 ZR17
Tyre (R) 180/55 ZR17
Wheelbase 1447.8mm
Ground clearance 130mm
Kerb weight 209kg
Price (ex-Delhi) Rs 7-8 lakh estd
Kawasaki Z800
Engine 806cc liquid-cooled Inline four cylinder
Power 113PS@10,200rpm
Torque 83Nm@8,000rpm
Transmission 6-speed
Max speed 233kmph
Fuel tank 17 litres
Suspension (F) 41mm inverted fork with rebound damping and spring preload adjustability
Suspension (R) Uni-trak gas-charged monoshock with piggyback reservoir and stepless rebound damping and preload adjustability
Brake (F) Dual 310mm floating petal discs
Brake (R) 250mm petal disc
Tyre (F) 120/70 ZR17M/C
Tyre (R) 180/55 ZR17M/C
Wheelbase 1445mm
Ground clearance 150mm
Kerb weight 231kg
Price (ex-Delhi) Rs 7.50 lakh
Triumph Street Triple
Engine 675cc liquid-cooled Inline three cylinder
Power 79.3PS@11,054rpm
Torque 57.3Nm@8,375rpm
Transmission 6-speed
Max speed 198kmph
Fuel tank 17 litres
Suspension (F) Kayaba 41mm upside down forks
Suspension (R) Kayaba monoshock with 124.5mm rear wheel travel
Brake (F) Dual 310mm floating discs
Brake (R) 220mm disc
Tyre (F) 120/70 ZR17     
Tyre (R) 180/55 ZR17
Wheelbase 1410mm
Ground clearance N.A
Kerb weight 188kg
Price (ex-Delhi) Rs 7.91 lakh
Ducati Monster 821
Engine 821cc liquid-cooled twin cylinder
Power 113PS@9,250rpm
Torque 89.40Nm@7,750rpm
Transmission 6-speed
Max speed N.A
Fuel tank 17.5 litres
Suspension (F) Upside down non-adjustable 43mm forks
Suspension (R) Sachs monoshock fully adjustable with progressive linkage    
Brake (F) Dual 320mm semi-floating discs
Brake (R)  245mm disc
Tyre (F) 180/60 ZR17
Tyre (R) 180/60 ZR17
Wheelbase 1480mm
Ground clearance N.A
Kerb weight 205kg
Price (ex-Delhi) Rs 9.59 lakh

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