There’s no place for fake in the lifestyle you choose. Kawasaki alone has the heritage to deliver yesterday’s values to today’s riders in a truly authentic Modern Classic bike. The visceral spirit of a 1970s legend – Kawasaki’s original king of cool Z1 – finds expression in the Z900RS, to satisfy the very essence of the rider you are now.
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Double-walled headers, integrated connections and short megaphone silencer—all treated to a buffed finish to highlight the Z900RS’ retro-sport image.
A round LED headlight and oval surface-emitting LED taillight pay homage to the original Z1 with a blend of retro and modern designs.
The high-tech multi-function LCD screen settles snuggly between bullet-shape analogue dials, creating a balance of retro style and modern functionality.
A classic look with machining on the spokes and rim, plus high-quality paint demonstrates superb craftsmanship.
The Z900RS is the ultimate retro-sport Z that offers modern running gear and classic styling.
The powerful In-Line Four delivers strong acceleration and silky-smooth performance for cruising at higher rpm.
Based on sound research, the exhaust has been tuned to deliver a satisfying rumble during engine start and idling.
Seat is well cushioned and comfortable for extended highway cruising and enhanced road bump absorption.
The combination of a lightweight trellis frame and powerful engine allows the Z900RS motorcycle to achieve a superb balance of power and handling.
The modern lightweight trellis frame provides strength to harness the In-Line Four power and balanced flex to achieve responsive and agile handling.
A relaxed upright riding position accommodates both comfortable cruising and sporty riding. A low seat height allows an easy reach to the ground while an upright handlebar position adds leverage for cornering and low-speed manoeuvring.
Powerful braking performance featuring a firm, progressive feel is helped by modern radial-mount calipers and a radial-pump brake master cylinder. A compact and lightweight Nissin motorcycle ABS unit helps reduce wheel lock-up under certain conditions.
A fully adjustable ø41 mm inverted front fork and a Horizontal Back-link rear suspension offer progressive damping that delivers both ride comfort and sporty performance.
Retro design meets modern technology and performance for superb riding comfort around town and on the highway.
ø300 mm Brembo front discs, M4.32 radial-mount monobloc calipers and pads complemented by a smaller-diameter Nissin radial-pump master cylinder and steel-braided lines deliver greater stopping power and offer a linear progression that facilitates precise control.
Complementing the large-diameter inverted fork, Öhlins rear suspension offers both increased ride comfort and a more planted feel. Gold-coloured fork outer tubes match the Öhlins rear shock and contribute to the eye-catching styling.
A high-grade variation of the Z900RS, the new Z900RS SE features a new Brembo brake package and a high-grade Öhlins rear shock to deliver a plusher ride feel and even greater control. The Z900RS SE recalls another of Kawasaki’s iconic old-school Z models with vivid “Yellow Ball” livery that is sure to turn heads and pluck nostalgic heartstrings.