2020 Kawasaki Z900RS and Z900RS Cafe only gets new colour schemes in this update

First of all, there is good news as well as bad news. The good news is that Kawasaki Heavy Industries breaks cover from the 2020 Kawasaki Z900RS and Z900RS cafe motorcycles. Bad news, on the other hand, is that these new models different only because of new paint schemes. Mechanically both the bikes remain similar to the older version.


The Z900RS receives a candy-green colour scheme with contrasting yellow stripes that run horizontally along the fuel tank and at a small tail section. This green shade makes the bike look cool retro and also matches the bike’s overall theme. There is an option for an all-black paint scheme too.

The Z900RS Cafe, which is the café-racer version of regular Z900RS, gets blacked-out wheels along with body-coloured wheel stripes. This new 2020 Kawasaki Z900RS Cafe comes with same colour scheme as 2019 version but with the blacked-out upper half of the fuel tank. This subtle change added much-needed contrast to the bike. There is another colour option of Grey & Blue paint scheme coupled with a white stripe running from the front end to the rear end.


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While these bikes have gone on sale in the international market. We can expect Kawasaki to launch these bikes in India by the end of this year. However, there is no word of the same as of know.


Powering both 2020 Kawasaki Z900RS and Z900RS Cafe is a liquid-cooled, 948cc in-line four-cylinder engine which also does the job on Kawasaki Z900. This powerplant pumps out 111bhp at 8,500rpm contrary to Z900’s 125bhp at 9,500rpm. This is because the engine has been tuned to extract the retro essence of the motorcycles. The engine is mated to a 6-speed gearbox.

Don’t go on the looks of the bikes, the bikes might look retro but Z900RS twins get modern safety features like traction control and a couple of riding modes.


Speaking about the price, the existing Z900RS is priced at a staggering Rs 15.7 lakh ex-showroom. This is because the bike is imported in India as CBU unit straight from its origin, Japan. Another retro bike near it is the Triumph Thruxton R which carries a modest price tag of Rs 12.15 lakh ex-showroom.

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