Tokyo Motor Show 2017: Kawasaki has finally unveiled the much awaited Z900RS motorcycle
Tokyo Motor Show 2017: Kawasaki has taken the wraps off the Z900RS at the Tokyo Motor Show that was ongoing. The year was ripe with discussions about a bike which could evoke the memories of the Kawasaki Z1. The Z900RS is your one and only retro-themed model in the Kawasaki portfolio as of now. The Z900RS looks elegant using the round headlamp and the instrument gauge. The kicker is the fuel tank, which almost looks lifted from the Z1 itself. The bodywork is minimal that sort of adds a charm to the appearance of this Z900.
Keeping the charm complete, the Z900RS gets a bunch of tech. But more on that in a bit. The engine to the Z900RS is the exact same 948 cc 4-cylinder engine on the Z900. But the boffins in Kawasaki have toned down the power from 123 bhp into 110 bhp at 8,500 rpm. It is 97.9 Nm about the Z900 ₹ The frame on the Z900RS has additionally been re-worked, largely to adopt the fuel tank and give it a retro feel and look. The Z900RS has some stuff such as traction control, LED lights all radial-mounted brake calipers over along with slip-assist clutch as well. The traction control itself has two modes and may be switched off also. None of these features offered yet on the Z900.
Coming to the instrumentation, the pods have gauges for speed and RPM. There is an LCD display between both pods which offers all kinds of information also. The footpegs are lower and put forward on the Z900RS when compared with the Z900. Which means that the riding position will be comfortable and upright.
The Z900RS gets the exact same 41 mm USD forks which are adjustable. At the rear is a monoshock, which might be corrected for rebound and pre-load. Radial-mounted brake calipers are got by the Z900RS along with 300-millimeter disks. And there’s ABS on offer as well. The bike will have brakes Kawasaki says. The weight is 215 kg and the bicycle will be available globally in five colors, which can be Candytone Orange, Candytone Brown, Metallic Spark Black, Metallic Matte Covert Green and Flat Ebony.
There is no word on if the Z900RS will be got by Kawasaki to India. Undoubtedly, we also would love to find the Z900RS on Indian streets.