Kawasaki Z900RS Inspired By Kawasaki Z1 Launched: Tokyo Motor Show 2017

Kawasaki, a Japanese motorcycle manufacturer wrapped off the Kawasaki Z900RS which is inspired by Kawasaki Z1 at Tokyo Motor Show 2017. The design of new Kawasaki Z900RS gives the glimpse of conventional bikes and adapts side panels, long tailpiece, a retro tank, and a flat ribbed seat.

The exhaust of the bike also inclined at a certain angle, despite it carries a single set of the 4-into-1 unit as compare to standard 4-into-2 dual exhaust setup. The bike is an encapsulation of modern inside instrumentation and outer retro appearance. The retro touch is encompassed by LED tail lamp, LED turn indicators, and headlamp. The LCD display is sandwiched between the dual-pod instrument cluster of analog meters.

The body positioning of a rider is street-oriented with an attractive looking handlebar, low and forward intended footpegs that support genuine ergonomics. The framework is revised over the Z900 to make it more comfortable with the teardrop-shaped fuel tank and flat ribbed seat. To give an overly old-school look the 17-inch alloy wheels is arranged with a machined rim accordingly. In the bucket of suspension components arrangements, the bike carries forward adjustable 41mm reaching upside-down forks and a side-placed adaptable monoshock damper from the Kawasaki Z900. The weight of the bike is 215kg.

The street fit bike has some variations over Z900, instead of conventional units at a 300mm dual disc, Z900RS has monobloc calipers. Other advantageous takes in bike include ABS, traction control, and two riding modes.

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To enhance the low-end performance, a 948 cc liquid cooled and inline four engine is revised. Power and torque of Z900RS have been cut down but they are still in the early rev-range. The bike is able to churn out 111 PS at 8500 RPM and 73 Nm of maximum torque at 6500RPM. The ratio of a gearbox is also modified respectively. To enhance the high-speed equation, the first gear is shortened and sixth gear is enhanced to taller margin. Z900RS has six-speed transmission setup which goes well with a slipper clutch.

Kawasaki is showering its love in India by opening 10 new franchises. The company is planning to introduce Kawasaki W800 a retro model for Indian. We can expect from the company with two new gifts in form of Z900 and Ninja 400 by the starting months of the next year. The expected price of Z900RS model in India is Rs. 7.75 lakh (ex-showroom India).