The next year's version of the Kawasaki Z900RS and Z900RS Cafe has been exposed online. Besides the introduction of new colour schemes, the Kawasaki motorcycles did not observe any changes over the previous generation models at cosmetics as well as on the mechanical front.
In the new colour schemes, the 2020 Kawasaki Z900RS gets a candy-green colour scheme with contrasting yellow stripes on the fuel tank and the tail section. It seems retro in appeal and goes well with the bike’s body language. Also, an all-black paint scheme is being provided for the upcoming Z900RS.
While the 2020 Kawasaki Z900RS Cafe is a cafe racer style motorcycle which gets attributes like a minimalistic fairing, blacked-out alloys and body-coloured wheel stripes, helps in differentiating the model with its sibling the Z900RS. For 2020, the Z900RS Cafe gets a similar lime-green colour with a white paint stripe as of the outgoing model. While a grey-blue paint scheme with a white stripe on the fuel tank and the tail section is the newly introduced colour option for the motorcycle.
Sooner, we will get to see the launch of 2020 Z900RS and Z900RS Cafe in the global markets while its Indian arrival is expected sometimes by the end of 2019.
In terms of styling, both the 2020 Z900RS and Z900RS Cafe draws styling inspiration from the Kawasaki Z1- a four-cylinder motorbike introduced in brand’s lineup in 1972.
The components which supply retro-themed styling to the models include a twin-pod instrument cluster, fuel tank, flat seat and stainless-steel exhaust pipes.
Both the motorcycles share underpinnings such as the chassis and powertrain from the Kawasaki Z900 naked sports. The 948cc, liquid-cooled, in-line four-cylinder engine, on the 2020 Z900RS and Z900RS Cafe models are tuned to make out 111hp at 8,500 rpm. While on the Z900, the engine churns out the maximum power of 125hp at 9,500rpm.
The manufacturer also packed the Z900RS and Cafe with rider’s aids of traction control and two riding modes.
Currently available on sale in India at the price tag of INR 15.7 lakh (ex-showroom), the Kawasaki Z900RS makes its way to the country from Japan via CBU route. Its rival in the segment, the Triumph Thruxton R costs more affordable comparatively at INR 12.15 lakh ex-showroom.