The legendary Kawasaki Z900 has been revived with he kind of flesh the original Z900 never would’ve dreamt of wearing one day. So are the features like assist and slipper clutch that makes pulling the clutch and controlling the engine braking a child’s play.
Housing a new 948 cc inline-four cylinder 16-valve DOHC engine based on the Kawasaki Z1000’s, the Z900 packs a brutally healthy 125 bhp (92.2 KW) at 9,500 rpm and 98.6 Nm at 7,700 rpm. Kawasaki India could launch the bike here as well.
The 210 kg street-fighter features 41 mm inverted fork with preload and rebound adjustment, horizontally-mounted monoshock at the rear with preload and rebound adjustment, Dual 300 mm disc brake upfront with four-piston caliper on each, 250 mm rear disc with single-piston caliper, Nissin ABS, and a 17-litre fuel tank. Upside down forks adjustable for rebound and preload at the front, and a horizontally-mounted shock with rebound and preload adjustability at the rear.
The overall dimensions of Kawasaki Z900 are 2,070 mm in length, 820 mm in width, 1,065 mm in height, 1,450 mm of wheelbase, and 795 mm of seat height. Price of the new Kawasaki Z900 in the UK starts from £8,249 (INR 6.87 lakh). When comparing price with rivals, Suzuki GSX-S750 is priced at £7,599 (INR 6.33 lakh) and makes 115 hp, Yamaha MT-09 is priced at £7,799 (INR 6.5 lakh) and makes 116 hp, Triumph Street Triple is priced at £8,000 (INR 6.66 lakh) and makes 113 hp for base S model.
The model will be sold in the usual colour themes such as Candy Lime Green with Metallic Spark Black, Pearl Mystic Gray with Metallic Flat Spark Black, Metallic Flat Spark Black with Metallic Spark Black, and Candy Plasma Blue with Metallic Graphite Gray (Special Edition). Hence, from a distance, it could easily be mistaken for the Kawasaki Z800 as the physical features hardly claim any individuality.