Despite the CBR650F weighing 215kg, it did not translate into feeling heavy. So taming city traffic on this bike is a breeze and it’s the same story if you decide to take some corners. While it isn’t exactly sharp as other super sport motorcycles, it is good enough for twisty roads. The Dunlop tyres are super grippy and perform extremely well when needed.
Living with the Z800 could pose a problem because of its kerb weight of 231kg. Also, due to the front-biased weight distribution it becomes difficult to handle/manoeuvre in heavy city traffic.. But at high speeds, the Z800 feels light and manageable. In the corners, the Z800 performs well but not as good as the CBR650F. Just like the CBR650F, the Z800 gets Dunlop tyres with the same size. However, the ones on the Kawasaki takes time to heat up, but when it does, there is grip all the time. The Z800 might intimidate you while taking a U-turn due to its bulky body proportions.
The stopping power for the Honda CBR650F comes from a dual 320mm disc at the front with two piston calipers and 240mm disc at the rear. Antilock braking system is standard for this bike. All these aspects have resulted into mind-blowing stopping power. Also, there is more than enough bite on the lever.
In case of the Kawasaki Z800, there are dual 310mm disc doing the job at the front with four piston calipers and a 250mm disc at the rear. There is ABS as well. The brakes aren’t sharp as the Z1000 but offers good bite and progression.