Supernaked Kawasaki Z900 BS6 has been launched in India, to cost between Rs 8.5 to 9 lakh
Kawasaki Motors India has surprised everyone by introducing Z900 BS6 for the Indian market. The heavyweight super naked motorcycle carries a price tag somewhere between Rs 8.5 lakh to Rs 9 lakh ex-showroom. Kawasaki Z900 BS6 will be available in two colour options – Metallic Graphite Gray/Metallic Spark Black and Metallic Spark Black/Metallic Flat Spark Black.
New 2020 Z900 comes with a host of new features. Most notable change is the BS6 compliant engine along with more exciting exhaust sound. The frame is more rigid to take on those corners, the suspension setup is more sporty. Headlight which looks similar to the older version is equipped with LED instead of Halogen bulbs. A very first on the Z900 is the introduction of three-level Kawasaki Traction Control, two power modes, as well as four riding modes – Road, Rain, Sport, and Manual.
Powering the Kawasaki Z900 is the same 948cc four-cylinder engine which is now BS6 compliant. The interesting part is that this powerplant has not lost power or torque figure as it continues to develop 123bhp at 9500rpm and 98.6Nm twisting force at 7700rpm. The engine is mated to a 6-speed gearbox via an assist and slipper clutch.
Coming to the cockpit, the naked bike gets a 4.3-inch fully-digital TFT display for instrumentation. A rider can now connect with the motorcycle via Kawasaki Rideology mobile application. Once connected, the rider can change the bike power modes, choose the riding modes as well as find information of the trips taken.
The bike now rides on Dunlop Sportmax Roadsport 2 tyres. These tyres are designed to offer impeccable grip on the wet road conditions. Rest of the components are a straight lift from the older model.
The BS4 version of Z900 was priced at Rs 7.69 lakh ex-showroom. With the new BS6 engine, TFT instrument cluster, and electronics rider aids will cost you anywhere between Rs 8.5 lakh to 9 lakh ex-showroom. In the Indian market, the new Z900 will rival against Suzuki GSX-S750, Triumph Street Triple S, and newly launched KTM 790 Duke.
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