Kawasaki Z900 (Z900RS, Z900RS Cafe): review, history, specs


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Class: naked, street

Production: 2017+

Predecessor: Kawasaki Z800

Related: Kawasaki Z1000

Models
Kawasaki Z900

2017+

(all markets)

Kawasaki Z900 RS

2018+

(all markets)

Kawasaki Z900 RS Cafe

2018+

(Asia, Europe)

Kawasaki Z900
Kawasaki Z900 RS
Kawasaki Z900 RS Cafe

History

History
Year Country Name / Frame / Engine
2017 All Name: Kawasaki Z900 + ABS

Code: ZR900AHF + ZR900BHF

2018 All Name: Kawasaki Z900 + ABS; Kawasaki Z900RS + ABS; Kawasaki Z900RS Café

Code: ZR900AJF + ZR900BJF; ZR900CJF + ZR900DJF; ZR900EJF

Specifications

Kawasaki Z900: specs.

Specifications
DIMENSIONS Overall length 2065 mm / 81,3 in – Z900

2100 mm / 82,7 in – Z900RS, Z900 RS Cafe

Overall width 825 mm / 32,5 in – Z900

865 mm / 34,0 in – Z900RS

845 mm / 33,3 in – Z900 RS Cafe

Overall height 1065 mm / 41,9 in – Z900

1150 mm / 45,3 in – Z900RS

1190 mm / 46,8 in – Z900 RS Cafe

Seat height 795 mm / 31,3 in – Z900

835 mm / 32,9 in – Z900RS

820 mm / 32,3 in – Z900 RS Cafe

Wheelbase 1450 mm / 57,1 in – Z900

1470 mm / 57,9 in – Z900RS, Z900RS Cafe

Ground clearance 130 mm / 5,12 in
Dry weight
Curb (wet) weight 210 kg / 463 lbs – Z900 (ABS)

215 kg / 474 lbs – Z900RS (ABS)

216 kg / 476 lbs – Z900RS Café (ABS)

FRAME Type Trellis, high-tensile steel
Front suspension, travel 41 mm inverted telescopic fork (fully adjustable), 120 mm / 4,7 in
Rear suspension, travel Horizontal Back-link (adjustable spring pre-load and rebound damping), 140 mm / 5,5 in
Front tire size 120/70ZR-17 (58W)
Rear tire size 180/55ZR-17 (73W)
Front brake Double petal disc, 300 mm, 4-piston calipers (ABS) – Z900

Double disc, 300 mm, 4-piston radial monoblock calipers (ABS) – Z900RS, Z900RS Cafe

Rear brake Single petal disc, 250 mm, 1-piston caliper (ABS) – Z900

Single disc, 250 mm, 1-piston caliper (ABS) – Z900RS, Z900RS Cafe

Fuel capacity 17,0 l / 4,5 US gal
Trail 103 mm / 4,0 in – Z900

98 mm / 3,8 in – Z900RS, Z900RS Cafe

Fuel economy 5,5 l / 100 km (43 mpg) – Z900

5,3 l / 100 km (44 mpg) – Z900RS, Z900RS Cafe

ENGINE Type Water-cooled 4-stroke
Cylinder arrangement 4-cylinders, inline
Bore & Stroke 73,4 x 56,0 mm
Displacement 948 cm³ (57,85 cu in)
Compression ratio 11.8:1 – Z900

10.8:1 – Z900RS, Z900RS Cafe

Valve train Chain driven DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder
Max. power 125,0 hp (92,2 kW) / 9500 rpm – Z900

111,0 hp (82,0 kW) / 8500 rpm – Z900RS, Z900RS Café

Traction control 2-mode (KTRC2) – Z900RS, Z900RS Cafe

Max. torque 98,6 Nm (10,1 kgf*m) / 7700 rpm – Z900

98,5 Nm (10,0 kgf*m) / 6500 rpm – Z900RS, Z900RS Cafe

0 to 100 km/h 3,3 sec – Z900
Top speed 240 km/h (149 mph) – Z900
CARBURETION SYSTEM Type Fuel Injection, 4x 36 mm (with dual throttle valve)
ID
DRIVE TRAIN Clutch Wet, multi-plate

Assist & Slipper clutch

Transmission 6-speed
Final drive Chain
Primary reduction 1.627
Final reduction
Gear ratio

I

II

III

IV

V

VI


2.692 (Z900); 2.917 (Z900RS, Cafe)

2.059

1.650

1.409

1.222

1.034 (Z900); 0.967 (Z900RS, Cafe)

ELECTRICAL Ignition Digital (transistorized)
Alternator Three-phase AC
Battery capacity 12V-8Ah

Images

Kawasaki Z900: images, gallery.

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Videos

Kawasaki Z900: video.

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Manuals

Kawasaki Z900: manuals, parts, microfiches.