Kawasaki Z900 is the most awaited model of all time as it has all the ingredients that were being asked by enthusiast worldwide
The Z800 in India atleast is a superbike that has sales numbers climbing everyday as we speak. The motorcycle came at an attractive price tag and took the middle weight by storm. The motorcycle had everything new and slightly experienced superbikers needed. Upright riding position, lots of power and a bit touring ability along with practicality for our roads. However, major downsides were the weight which hampered performance not practicality. Kawasaki has now addressed that by a big margin. Let’s have a look.
Kawasaki Z900 Design and Dimensions
Despite Sugomi inspiration styling, there is yet again new headlight cluster on the new Z900. The tail section is all new, the front bikini fairing and there is also an new exhaust. As the chassis is very different expect very different dimension numbers from the motorcycle.
Kawasaki Z900 Engine And Specification
The Z900 is now based on the Z1000. The engine is now powered by a 948cc, inline 4-cylinder, 16-valve, liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, DOHC unit that now produces 125.5 PS of power and 98.6 Nm of torque. The engine is now tuned for better performance in the mid & high range. There is all new airbox and air supply system. The engine has new exhaust along with engine internals being changed. The displacement of the 1043cc has been taken down to make more power. Torque numbers are unknown for now. The engine spins faster than before. Z900 now comes with a slipper clutch that Z800 did not
Kawasaki Z900 Chassis, suspension and brakes
The Z900 now weighs at 210.5 kg. A massive 231 kg of the Z800 is now gone. The new trellis tubular chassis and all new swing arm have will help in better handling and aid agility. The new tubular frame now weighs only 13.5 kgs. The swing arm weight is here and weighs only 3.9 kgs. Kawasaki Z900 is set to get a lower seat height which stands at a surprisingly low at 794 mm. Riding position is even more upright than the Z800. This is indeed a sweet deal for Indian enthusiasts. Brakes are the same as before. Dual disc setup with nissin calipers. Front suspension is KYB and shock at the rear is home-made by Kawasaki.
Kawasaki Z900 Price and Launch
India launch should happen in 2017 and prices will be around Rs.8.5 lakhs ex-showroom most likely.
Kawasaki Z900 Safety and Features
ABS seems standard on the motorcycle. ALL LCD unit for the instrument cluster with usual tell-tale lights and others features will be offered.
Kawasaki Z900 Competition
Triumph Street Triple 765, Ducati Monster 939, Yamaha MT-09
Tyre Front: 120/70ZR17M/C (58W)
Tyre Rear: 180/55ZR17M/C (73W)
L x W x H: 2065 x 825 x 1065 mm
Wheelbase: 1450 mm
Ground clearance: 130 mm
Fuel capacity: 17 litres
Seat height: 795 mm
Kerb Weight: 210 kgs
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