2018 Kawasaki Z900RS comes powered by the same 900cc liquid-cooled inline-four as a Z900
2018 Kawasaki Z900RS is liquid-cooled, 948cc, in-line, four-cylinder engine as found on the Z900, though peak electricity is down from 125hp into 111hp while peak torque has become 98.5Nm. Kawasaki has, nevertheless, tuned it for much more mid-range grunt — under 7,000rpm, that’s. Additionally, it comes with a four-into-one exhaust completed in stainless steel which adds to its traditional appeal.
Traction control is standard on the Z900RS and therefore are 300mm front disks with radial-mounted calipers (the Z900 does not get these). The Z900RS also offers an analogue device cluster, using an electronic display hidden between both (speedo/tacho) pods. The display comes with a gas gauge, array, current and average fuel consumption, coolant temperature, outside temperature, gear position and much more. A cool bit is the fact that it may be switched off to provide the device cluster a more timeless look.
The framework was reworked to accommodate the slender and classic-styled 17-litre gas tank, which contributes to a suitably horizontal seat and tail section. The bike utilizes LED lighting all time, however, the bulbs are put in such a way that it looks like a frequently lit headlamp. What’s more, the brand new cast wheels feature horizontal spokes that resemble classic wire-spoke ones — can not we only have the real deal rather?
The Z900RS was made accessible for the Indian marketplace on a bookings-only basis. To put it differently, Kawasaki and its traders will extend from stocking up on the bike. The Z900RS’ exorbitant cost is a consequence of its standing as a direct import from Japan (even though the current decrease in import duties should translate to a less expensive price tag). Its sibling, the Z900, comes from Thailand, which thanks to some free trade arrangement is less expensive. However, and awarded the excess kit on offer, a cost increase of Rs 1 to 1.5 lakh within the Z900 could have been warranted and might have put the Z900RS between the Triumph Street Triple S and RS versions.
Rather, the Z900 RS (at Rs 15.3 lakh) is priced greater than the Z1000 and uncomfortably near the potent Z1000R, which includes higher-spec suspension and brake components. Kawasaki can expect to market valuable few units at this cost and that is likely why the bicycle is only going to be delivered according to order basis.