We’ve already seen a few patents around the next generation of Kawasaki Z800 (a more sporty riding position, some movable cockpit bodywork to act as a mini-adjustable fairing type of thing and better tech kit has all been shown so far) and another extra bit of info for the 2017 model has now appeared.
In the latest addition to the fold, the next step in the model’s development is getting a full fairing with extra bodywork that sits alongside the top of the frame to deflect engine heat away from the rider.
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In the two patent drawings that have just been filed by Kawasaki the heat shields the pull away from the headstock and follow the lines of the frame can be seen (below).
And in the full-on side view of the next-gen bike (below) the new full fairing outline – marked as number 25 in the drawing – has been added on top of the current drawing showing a 3/4 fairing which the bike is understood the come with as an option.