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Kawasaki Z900RS Cafe

Kawasaki Z900RS Cafe

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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Finance

PCP REPRESENTATIVE EXAMPLE

Cash Price £10,349
Deposit £2,173.29
Total Amount of Credit £8,175.71
Duration of Agreement 37 Months
Monthly Payment £119.00
Final Payment £5,149
Total Amount Payable £11,606.29
Representative APR 5.9%

TERMS & CONDITIONS

Finance example based on an annual mileage of 4,000 miles. Figures correct at time of print but subject to change. All finance is subject to status and is only available to applicants aged 18 and over. Finance provided by Black Horse Finance, St William House, Tresillian Terrace, Cardiff, CF10 5BH. Please speak to us for full scheme and qualifying model details.

Eagerly anticipated following sight of the Z1 inspired Z900RS at the Tokyo Motor Show, Kawasaki targeted the EICMA show to debut another model in the line dubbed the Z900RS CAFE.
Taking the modern classic style of the highly received Z900RS in a new and imaginative direction, the Z900RS CAFE can also trace is roots back to the Super Four model Z1 of 1972 but adds a twist to proceedings with a bold approach to colour and graphics plus a more focussed riding position thanks to its drop-style black finish handlebar.

A step away from standard, the low handlebar creates a sporty body position matched well by a bikini cowling and stylish seat complete with racer inspired rear hump. Making sound sense, the exhaust system is Kawasaki’s first tuned specifically for tone and fits the overall attention to detail of the Z900RS CAFE perfectly with its subtle brushed satin finish.

Multi-spoke cast wheels give the appearance of traditional wire spoked items while the meticulous attention to detail manifests itself with clever engine details and a clean overall appearance uncluttered by poorly routed hoses and cables.

As with the legendary Z1, the heart of the machine lays with its formidable engine. In the case of the Z900RS CAFE this is a unit equipped with KTRC traction control and an assist and slipper clutch. Contained in a lightweight tubular trellis frame and matched to 41mm inverted front forks and horizontal back link suspension, handling and performance are totally up to date.

Lighting the way a distinctive LED headlamp is mated to a Z1 style elliptical LED rear unit while the traditional speedometer and rev counter assembly is complemented by a central LCD information panel covering the vital functions of this confident arrival on the modern classic scene.

Of course for some riders the Z900RS CAFE will be merely the starting point for further personalisation and a wide range of Kawasaki genuine accessories will be available to personalise the vintage lime green machine.

“We were delighted at the worldwide acclaim for the Z900RS when it was launched just a few weeks ago”, commented Director of Kawasaki Motors Europe, Morihiro Ikoma.

“The Z900RS CAFE widens the appeal of the new RS offering and personifies the True Spirit model tag line. Kawasaki took its time to enter the modern classic scene but the wait was worthwhile. The Z900RS CAFE and Z900RS have a unique heritage and an authenticity that sets them apart as the genuine article.”

Engine
Engine type

Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke In-Line Four

Displacement 948 cm3
Bore x stroke 73.4 x 56 mm
Compression ratio 10:8:1
Valve/Induction system DOHC, 16 valves
Fuel system

Fuel injection: Ø 36 mm x 4 with sub-throttle

Starting System Electric
Lubrication Forced lubrication, wet sump
Performance & Transmission
Maximum power

82 kW {111 PS} / 8,500 rpm

Fuel consumption 5.3 l/100km
CO2 Emission 136 g/km
Maximum torque

98.5 N•m {10 kgf•m} / 6,500 rpm

Transmission 6-speed, return
Clutch Wet multi-disc
Primary reduction ratio 1.627 (83/51)
Gear ratios: 1st 2.917 (35/12)
Gear ratios: 2nd 2.059 (35/17)
Gear ratios: 3rd 1.650 (33/20)
Gear ratios: 4th 1.409 (31/22)
Gear ratios: 5th 1.222 (33/27)
Gear ratios: 6th 0.967 (29/30)
Brakes & Suspension
Brakes, Front

Dual semi-floating 300 mm discs. Caliper: Dual radial-mount, monobloc, opposed 4-piston

Brakes, Rear

Single 250 mm disc. Caliper: Single-piston

Suspension, Front

41 mm inverted fork with compression and rebound damping and spring preload adjustability

Suspension, Rear

Horizontal Back-link, gas-charged shock with rebound damping and spring preload adjustability

Frame & Dimensions
Frame type Trellis, high-tensile steel
Trail 98 mm
Wheel travel, front 120 mm
Wheel travel, rear 140 mm
Tyre, front 120/70ZR17M/C (58W)
Tyre, rear 180/55ZR17M/C (73W)
Steering angle, left / right 33° / 33°
Dimensions (L x W x H)

2,100 x 865 x 1,150 mm

Wheelbase 1,470 mm
Ground Clearance 130 mm
Fuel capacity 17 litres
Seat height 835 mm