Z900 ABS – 2020


Kawasaki has long believed that Supernaked models should be more than supersport machines stripped of their full-fairing bodywork. Designed with sugomi* performance for maximum riding pleasure, the new Z900 mounts a 948 cm3 In-Line Four engine in an all-new ultra-lightweight frame. The choice of a 900cc-class In-Line Four was no accident; every twist of the throttle is rewarded by crisp, smooth response and exhilarating acceleration. But although the engine becomes more exciting the higher the revs climb, its smooth power delivery makes it extremely manageable. The lightweight chassis offers the same duality; nimble handling lends itself to spirited sports riding, while the Z900’s light weight and low seat height make it easy to control. Like many legendary Kawasaki 900cc-class In-Line Four machines (Z1, Ninja/GPz900R, Ninja ZX-9R), the Z900’s package delivers a sublime balance of power and handling – ideal for a Supernaked model.

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Type Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke In-Line Four
Displacement 948 cm3
Bore and Stroke 73.4 x 56.0 mm
Compression ratio 11.8:1
Valve system DOHC, 16 valves
Fuel system Fuel injection:ø36 mm x 4 with sub-throttles
Ignition Digital
Starting Electric
Lubrication Forced lubrication, wet sump
Transmission 6-speed, return
Final drive Chain
Primary reduction ratio 1.627 (83/51)
Gear ratios: 1st 2.692 (35/13)
2nd 2.059 (35/17)
3rd 1.650 (33/20)
4th 1.409 (31/22)
5th 1.222 (33/27)
6th 1.034 (30/29)
Final reduction ratio 2.933 (44/15)
Clutch Wet multi-disc, manual
Type Trellis, high-tensile steel
Wheel travel: front 120 mm
rear 140 mm
Tyre: front 120/70ZR17M/C (58W)
rear 180/55ZR17M/C (73W)
Caster (rake) 24.5o
Trail 103 mm
Steering angle (left/right) 33o / 33o
Front ø41 mm inverted fork with rebound
damping and spring preload adjustability
Rear Horizontal Back-link with rebound damping
and spring preload adjustability
Front: Type Dual semi-floating ø300 mm petal discs
Caliper Dual opposed 4-piston
Rear: Type Single ø250 mm petal disc
Caliper Single-piston
Overall length 2,065 mm
Overall width (EUR/USA/CAN/AUS/S.E. Asia (B1))
Overall height 2,115 mm (IDN/MYS/THA/CHN)
ZR900A/B 825 mm
ZR900B Special Edition 1,065 mm
Wheelbase 1,140 mm
Ground clearance 1,450 mm
Seat height 130 mm
Curb mass 795 mm
ZR900A 208 kg
ZR900B 210 kg
ZR900B Special Edition 213 kg
Fuel capacity 17 litres
Maximum power 92.2 kW {125 PS} / 9,500 min-1
(EUR/S.E. Asia (B1)/IDN/MYS/THA)
92 kW {125 PS} / 9,500 min-1 (USA/CAN/AUS)
86.3 kW {117 PS} / 9,500 min-1 (CHN)
85.0 kW {116 PS} / 9,500 min-1 (EUR 85kW kit)
Maximum torque 98.6 N.m {10.1 kgf.m} / 7,700 min-1
(EUR/S.E. Asia (B1)/MYS/THA)
99 N.m {10.1 kgf.m} / 7,700 min-1 (USA/CAN/AUS)
98.6 N.m {10.1 kgf.m} / 7,500 min-1 (IDN)
95.0 N.m {9.7 kgf.m} / 7,700 min-1 (CHN)
94.3 N.m {9.6 kgf.m} / 7,700 min-1 (EUR 85kW kit)
Buy For R155 995
Included Taxes & Checkup
Engine Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke In-Line Four
Fuel-capacity 17 litres
Displacement 948 cm3
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