Kawasaki makes a long-awaited entry into the retro category with the Z900RS. Conceived as an homage to the legendary Z1, it is powered by a liquid-cooled 948cc-class In-Line Four cylinder – an engine choice that makes the Z900RS unique in this category.
The Z900RS is a synthesis of the traditional and the modern. An engine with an In-Line Four configuration is backed by Kawasaki’s latest rider support technology. Carefully crafted styling elements are complemented by high-tech features like LED lighting and digital instrumentation.
Great pains were taken to achieve the right look and feel for the Z900RS. Each component meticulously selected and every setting carefully considered.
A synchronous ride feel combines the smooth response of an In-Line Four tuned for low-mid range torque, a deep rumbling exhaust note crafted to deliver additional rider enjoyment.
Complemented by timeless looks that blend Z1-inspired styling with modern technology and craftsmanship techniques, and an attention to detail and high level of fit-and-finish to rival that of the Z1 itself.
For riders searching for a bike with character and a rich history, the Z900RS (also available in a cafe edition) offers both in abundance, while providing an opportunity to slow down, look around and enjoy the simple things that life can bring.
Synchronous Ride Feel
The ride feel of the Z900RS is unique in the retro category thanks to its smooth In-Line Four tuned for strong low-mid range torque . The engine and chassis response were carefully designed to not be too quick, making it easier to feel at one with the bike.
The resultant stress-free riding is complemented by a crafted exhaust note that enriches the riding experience from the time the rider thumbs the ignition – features that will enable riders to enjoy their machine for many long years.
The Z900RS’s refined character is reminiscent of the legendary Kawasaki bikes of yesteryear: it is happy to run at a leisurely pace, but is more than capable of accommodating more spirited riding should the mood arise.
Kawasaki Motorcycles Specs Sport - 2019 : Z900RS
|Engine Type||Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke In-Line Four|
|Bore x Stroke||73.4 x 56.0 mm|
|Valve System||DOHC 16 valves|
|Fuel System||Fuel Injection, 36 mm x 4 with sub throttles valves|
|Transmission||6-speed with Positive Neutral finder and Assist & Slipper Clutch|
|Frame||Trellis high tensile steel|
|Suspension - front||41 mm cartridge fork with compression and rebound damping and spring preload adjustability|
|Suspension - rear||Horizontal Back-link with rebound damping and spring preload adjustability|
|Wheel travel - front||120 mm|
|Wheel travel - rear||140 mm|
|Brakes - front||
Dual 300 mm semi-floating petal discs. Dual radial-mount monobloc opposed 4-piston calipers, ABS
|Brakes - rear||Single 250 mm petal disc with single piston caliper, ABS|
|Tyre Size- front||120/70-ZR17 (58W)|
|Tyre Size- rear||180/55-ZR17 (73W)|
|L x W x H||2,100 x 865 x 1,050 mm|
|Ground Clearance||130 mm|
|Seat height||835 mm|
|Fuel capacity||17 litres|
|Curb Mass||214 kg (includes full fuel tank and all fluids at optimum levels)|
|Max Power||82.0 kW @ 8,500 rpm|
|Max Torque||98.5 N.m @ 6,500 rpm|
|Colour/s||Candytone Brown with Candytone Orange or Metallic Matte Covert Green and Flat Ebony type 2|
|Warranty||24 Months Unlimited Kilometres|