Launched in India earlier this year at a starting price of INR 9 lakh, 2017 Kawasaki Z900 was re-launched at a starting price of just INR 7.68 lakh, ex-showroom a few weeks later. The reason for price cut is the removal of accessories. Kawasaki India stated that the Z900 which was launched in March, was equipped with accessories. After taking customer feedback, they have launched Z900 without accessories, and thus the price has been reduced.
Today, Kawasaki India announced the launch of Z900 metallic spark black colour variant. Apart from new colour, the new Z900 also gets some graphical changes. Price and specs remains same as before.
Speaking on the new arrival Yutaka Yamashita, Managing Director of India Kawasaki Motors, said, “Our Z900 received a very positive response. I hope that with this new addition, passionate customers those who waited for this colour will be happy. Responding to the requirements of our customers is one of our most important priorities. We, being a premium brand, always strive to maintain a certain class in our products through its appearance and technology.”
New Z900 replaces Z800 from the company line-up. Loaded with more features, and a more powerful and refined engine, Z900’s performance is among the best in segment. 2017 Kawasaki Z900 turns to a new trellis frame and sharper lines. Body lines flow from its front end to the rear. A twin headlamp design with a chiseled cowl, well sculpted fuel tank, minimum overhangs and Z shaped LED tail lamp make up its design language.
Commanding a more upright position, Z900 offers better comfort to the rider. Handlebars are flat and wide. Foot pegs are ergonomically positioned alongwith a lowered saddle due to which riding stance is enhanced. A low seat height and slim fuel tank ensure better leg position so a rider can place both legs on the ground during stops.
New Kawasaki Z900 Specs
|Engine||948 cc, Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke In-Line Four|
|Power||125 PS @ 9500 rpm|
|Torque||98.6 NM @ 7700 rpm|
|0-100 kmph||3.4 seconds|
|Top Speed||240 kmph|
New Z900 is powered by a BS IV compliant 948cc, in line, four motor engine. This is a downsized engine as compared to the 1043cc motor seen in Z1000. This DOHC, 16 valve engine offers 125 PS power at 9,500 rpm and 98.9 Nm torque at7,700 rpm.
Braking system is via dual semi floating 300mm petal discs in the front and single 250mm petal discs at the rear. ABS is offered as standard. Front suspension is in the form of 41mm inverted fork, and rear suspension includes horizontal back link.
New Kawasaki Z900 Dimensions
|Seat Height||795 mm|
|Ground Clearance||130 mm|
|Kerb/Wet Weight||210 kg|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||17 litres|
|Front Tyre||120/70ZR17M/C (58W)|
|Rear Tyre||180/55ZR17M/C (73W)|
|Front Brake||Dual semi-floating 300 mm petal discs. Caliper: Dual opposed 4-piston|
|Rear Brake||Single 250 mm petal disc. Caliper: Single-piston|
2017 Kawasaki Z900 measures 2,065mm in length, 825 mm in width and 1,065mm in height. Seat height is at 795mm and ground clearance at 130mm with 210kg kerb weight, and a 17 litre fuel tank.
Colors, Competition and Price
A host of new color options are being offered on the new Z900 to include Pearl Mystic Gray/Metallic Flat Spark Black, Candy Lime Green/Metallic Spark Black, Metallic Flat Spark Black/Metallic Spark Black, Candy Plasma Blue/Metallic Graphite Gray, Metallic Spark Black (Special Edition).
It competes with Yamaha MT-09, Suzuki GSX-S1000, Ducati Monster 821 and the upcoming 2017 Triumph Street Triple. The bike is imported as a CBU (Completely built unit)from Thailand.