2018 Kawasaki Z900RS coming soon
The 2018 Kawasaki Z900RS will debut at the Tokyo Motor Show this September. It is the latest addition to the ever growing retro-motorcycle segment and can be seen as a successor to the now discontinued W800.
Here are its details:
The retro-classic segment has seen a huge rise in sales in the past few years. More people are looking for a soulful experiance of motorcycling and for them, a bikes in the segment makes perfect sense. The success of bikes such as the Ducati Scrambler, BMW R Nine T and the evergreen Triumph Bonneville are ode to this fact.
The Z900RS takes inspiration form the legendary 1972, 900cc Z1 four-cylinder and this can be easily made out from the pictures.
2018 Kawasaki Z900RS design and specs
The Kawasaki Z900 shares its platform with the Z900 but looks completely different. It gets a single circular headlamp set-up at the front and Z1-inspired fuel tank, tail and body panels. The exhaust pipes mimic that of the Z1 as well and this distinctive set-up returns a loud and unique sound. Kawasaki has also increased the wheelbase of the bike to 2100mm (compared to Z900) apart from changing other dimensions.
|Top speed||230km/h (142mph)|
The bike is not all-retro though and gets monoshock suspension set-up at rear and USD forks at front. The disc brakes are similarly modern and come with superior ABS technology.
Power for the Z900RS comes from the Z900’s 948cc in-line four cylinder engine. It is however retuned to produce just 110bhp at 8500rpm.
2018 Kawasaki Z900RS price and release date
The Kawasaki Z900RS could be priced near $8700 in USA. It will debut next month and should go on sale early next year.