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True Spirit


TIMELESS STYLING
With a seamless blend of Z1-inspired styling elements and modern craftsmanship – from the iconic teardrop fuel tank to the innovative oval LED taillight – the Z900RS offers timeless good looks with an exquisite attention to detail and superb fit-and-finish that results in a very high-quality appearance.
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Engine and Exhaust Engine and Exhaust


Simple, Uncluttered Engine Design
With a naked bike, the engine is an important styling element, and with its simple, uncluttered design the engine adds to the Z900RS’ presence.

Carefully Considered Exhaust Shape, Construction, Material and Finish
When designing the exhaust system over 20 variations were considered before arriving at the final design, one that emphasises the presence of the In-Line Four engine.

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Spoke-Style & Teardrop Wheels and Tank


Spoke-Style Cast Wheels
Original cast wheels feature flat spokes designed to look like classic wire-spoked wheels.
 
Iconic Teardrop Tank
The centrepiece of the Z900RS’ design, the beautiful teardrop fuel tank is reminiscent of the Z1.
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Lights


Z1-Inspired Tail Cowl and LED Taillight
The flowing design of the rear cowl was inspired by the duck-bill tail cowl of the Z1.
 
Round LED Headlamp
A blend of retro and modern designs, the large ø170 mm LED headlamp casts a bright, white light for great nighttime visibility.
 
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Dual-Dial Instrumentation with Multi-Function LCD Meters


Analogue-style speedometer and tachometer dials are complemented by a multifunctional LCD screen, balancing retro-style looks with modern functionality. The LCD has an easy-to-read, negative (white letters on a black background) display.
Bullet-shaped dial cases are a fitting touch for a retro sport model, while a spindle finish on the dial faces adds to their high-quality design.
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ERGO-FIT

2 seats 1 style
To accommodate every rider Kawasaki offers an ERGO-FIT accessory seat which reduces the seat height 35mm. Drag the slider to see the difference.
The stylish two-tone seats use different materials for the top and sides to create a high-quality design. Double-stitching adds to the high-quality image.
Standard Seat
Stepped seat offers a wide seating area for good ride comfort for both rider and passenger. The seat is slimmer at the front, facilitating the rider’s reach to the ground.
ERGO-FIT
An accessory ERGO-FIT low seat reduces the seat height 35 mm, offering an easier reach to the ground.

Power

Power and Delivery


Strong, Smooth In-Line Four Engine
Like the Z1, the Z900RS features a 948cc-class In-Line Four – an engine configuration that inherently offers a great balance of power and manageability. Tuning focuses on the low-mid range. Revs build in a measured, but very determined manner, giving the rider a sense of connectedness between the throttle and rear wheel.

KTRC (Kawasaki TRaction Control)
Contributing to rider reassurance, the Z900RS is equipped with advanced Kawasaki rider support technology. KTRC features two modes that cover a wide range of riding conditions, offering either enhanced sport riding performance or the peace of mind to negotiate slippery surfaces with confidence. Riders may also elect to turn the system off.

Assist & Slipper Clutch
Race-inspired clutch technology offers both a much lighter feel at the lever, as well as a back-torque limiting function that helps prevent rear-wheel hop when downshifting.

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Stopping power

Radial-Mount Front Brakes Stopping Power


At the front, ø300 mm brake discs (effective diameter: ø267 mm) are gripped by opposed 4-piston radial-mount monobloc calipers.
The monobloc front brake calipers offer a firm initial touch, the level of brake force is very easy to control, and overall brake performance is superb.The machined monobloc calipers feature an alumite coating and are laser-etched with a Kawasaki logo, adding to the bike’s high-quality sporty looks.
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Radial-pump


Radial-pump front brake master cylinder also contributes to the superb control and feel offered by the calipers. For added braking reassurance, ABS is a standard feature on the Z900RS.
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Frame and Suspension

Lightweight Trellis Frame


Complementing a light overall weight (noticeable as soon as the bike is lifted off its side-stand), frame rigidity and chassis geometry tuning were selected to deliver light, natural handling. Like the engine, the chassis responds to rider input predictably, going where the rider wants it to without resistance. In keeping with its retro sport model character, the Z900RS’ stance is less forward-leaning than the Z900.

ø 41 mm Inverted Fork


Large-diameter inverted fork contributes to excellent ride comfort and sporty riding potential. Response is unhurried, offering reassuring handling in riding situations ranging from intown to winding roads. The high-grade fork features compression and rebound damping adjustability, enabling precise settings to suit rider preference and riding style.

Horizontal Back-Link Rear Suspension


Unlike the twin rear shocks of the Z1, the Z900RS features Kawasaki’s Horizontal Back-Link rear suspension. This choice of modern suspension (also featured on Kawasaki’s supersport and Supernaked models) offers a higher level of sporty riding potential – something that Kawasaki engineers were not willing to sacrifice. Like the fork, the linked suspension delivers a balance of ride comfort and sporty performance.

Sound

Kawasaki’s First Tuned Exhaust Note Sound


While Kawasaki In-Line Four engines are historically renowned for their great-sounding exhausts, this the first time that Kawasaki has conducted sound research to craft a model’s ideal exhaust note. Designed to elicit rider response, the sound tuning focused on the engine’s initial roar to life, idling and low-speed riding where the rider is best able to enjoy the exhaust’s deep rumble. 
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TECHNOLOGY

ERGO-FIT

ERGO-FIT

ERGO-FIT is an interface system that allows a wide range of riders to feel at one with their machine.

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ABS

ABS

ABS (Anti-lock Brake System) ensures stable braking performance by preventing wheel lock during braking.

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Horizontal Back-link Rear Suspension

Horizontal Back-link Rear Suspension

Horizontal Back-link Rear Suspension arranges its shock unit horizontally, greatly contributing to efficient use of space and mass centralisation.

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Assist & Slipper Clutch

Assist & Slipper Clutch

Based on racing technology, the Assist & Slipper Clutch acts as both a back-torque limiter and a self-servo mechanism that enables a lighter clutch lever pull.

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KTRC (3-mode)

KTRC (3-mode)

3-Mode KTRC (Kawasaki TRaction Control), Kawasaki's most advanced traction control system, offers a selection of modes to suit a variety of riding situations, from sport riding to touring.

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Dual Throttle Valves

Dual Throttle Valves

Dual Throttle Valves offer increased power and greater ease of use care of a second set of ECU-controlled throttle valves.

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Economical Riding Indicator

Economical Riding Indicator

The Economical Riding Indicator is a mark appearing on the instrument panel to indicate favourable fuel consumption, encouraging fuel efficient riding.

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