Z900 RS Café – 2018

Timeless Z

Kawasaki makes its long-awaited entry into the retro category with the all-new Z900RS. Conceived as a homage to the legendary Z1, it is powered by a liquid-cooled 900cc-class In-Line Four, an engine choice that makes the Z900RS unique in this category. The newest Z is a synthesis of the traditional and the modern. An engine with a traditional In-Line Four configuration, and is backed by Kawasaki’s latest rider support technology, the engine and frame design both benefit from the latest in advanced analysis technology, and carefully crafted styling elements are complemented by high-tech features like LED lighting and digital instrumentation.

Great pains were taken to achieve the Z900RS look and feel, with 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, and neutral handling that enables both leisurely and sporty riding. This is 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 offers both in abundance, while providing an opportunity to slow down, look around and enjoy the simple things that life can bring.

*Price subject to change without notice, colours subject to availability, the models may differ from those in the pictures.

Overall length 2,100 mm
Overall width  ZR900C 865 mm
ZR900E 845 mm
Overall height ZR900C 1,150 mm
ZR900E 1,190 mm
Wheelbase 1,470 mm
Road clearance 130 mm
Seat height  ZR900C 835 mm
(EUR/USA/AUS/S.E. Asia (B3))
800 mm
ZR900E 820 mm
Curb mass  ZR900C 215 kg (EUR/JPN/S.E. Asia (B1/B3)/IDN/THA/CHN)
[215 kg in California]
ZR900E 216 kg (EUR/S.E. Asia (B1/B3)/THA/CHN)
[216 kg in California]
217 kg (JPN)
Fuel tank capacity 17 litres
Max. power 82.0 kW {111 PS} / 8,500 min-1
(EUR/AUS/S.E. Asia (B3)/MYS/THA)
82 kW {111 PS} / 8,500 min-1 (USA/CAN/JPN)
80.0 kW {109 PS} / 8,500 min-1 (IDN/PHL)
74.0 kW {101 PS} / 7,500 min-1 (S.E. Asia (B1)/CHN)
Max. torque 98.5 N·m {10.0 kgƒ·m} / 6,500 min-1
(EUR/AUS/ S.E. Asia (B3)/MYS/THA)
98 N·m {10.0 kgƒ·m} / 6,500 min-1 (USA/CAN/JPN)
95.0 N·m {9.7 kgƒ·m} / 6,500 min-1
(S.E. Asia (B1)/IDN/PHL/CHN)
Type 4st, 4-cyl, DOHC, W/C
Bore x Stroke 73.4 x 56.0 mm
Displacement 948 cm3
Compression ratio 10.8:1
Fuel Supply Fuel injection (ø36 x 4)
Lubrication system Forced Lub. Wet
Starting system EL. Starter
Ignition system B&C (TCBI EL. ADV. D.)
Driving system Chain
Transmission 6-speed, return
Gear ratios: 1st 2.917 (35/12) [JPN: 2.916 (35/12)]
2nd 2.059 (35/17) [JPN: 2.058 (35/17)]
3rd 1.650 (33/20)
4th 1.409 (31/22)
5th 1.222 (33/27)
6th 0.967 (29/30) [JPN: 0.966 (29/30)]
Primary reduction ratio 1.627 (83/51)
Final reduction ratio 2.800 (42/15)
Clutch type (Primary) Wet, multi-disc
Type Tubular, diamond
Suspension: Front Telescopic fork (upside-down)
Rear Horizontal Back-link SWG. ARM
Wheel travel: Front 120 mm
Rear 140 mm
Caster (Rake angle) 25.0o
Trail 98 mm
Steering angle (left/right) 35o / 35o
Tyre:    Front 120/70ZR17 M/C (58W)
Rear 180/55ZR17 M/C (73W)
Brake: Front Type Dual disc
Effect. dia 267 mm [JPN: 266 mm]
Rear Type Single disc
Effect. dia 216 mm
Buy For R168 995
Included Taxes & Checkup
Engine 4st, 2-cyl, DOHC, 4-val, W/C
Fuel-capacity 17 litres
Displacement 948 cm3
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