Z900 ABS


Z900 ABS


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Kawasaki has long believed that Supernaked models should be more than supersport machines stripped of their full-fairing bodywork. Designed with sugomi* performance for maximum riding pleasure, the new Z900 mounts a 948 cm3 In-Line Four engine in an all-new ultra-lightweight frame. The choice of a 900cc-class In-Line Four was no accident; every twist of the throttle is rewarded by crisp, smooth response and exhilarating acceleration. But although the engine becomes more exciting the higher the revs climb, its smooth power delivery makes it extremely manageable. The lightweight chassis offers the same duality; nimble handling lends itself to spirited sports riding, while the Z900’s light weight and low seat height make it easy to control. Like many legendary Kawasaki 900cc-class In-Line Four machines (Z1, Ninja/GPz900R, Ninja ZX-9R), the Z900’s package delivers a sublime balance of power and handling – ideal for a Supernaked model.


Type Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke In-Line Four

Displacement 948 cm3

Bore and Stroke 73.4 x 56.0 mm

Compression ratio 11.8:1

Valve system DOHC, 16 valves

Fuel system Fuel injection:ø36 mm x 4 with sub-throttles

Ignition Digital

Starting Electric

Lubrication Forced lubrication, wet sump


Transmission 6-speed, return

Final drive Chain

Primary reduction ratio 1.627 (83/51)

Gear ratios: 1st 2.692 (35/13)

2nd 2.059 (35/17)

3rd 1.650 (33/20)

4th 1.409 (31/22)

5th 1.222 (33/27)

6th 1.034 (30/29)

Final reduction ratio 2.933 (44/15)

Clutch Wet multi-disc, manual


Type Trellis, high-tensile steel

Wheel travel: front 120 mm

rear 140 mm

Tyre: front 120/70ZR17M/C (58W)

rear 180/55ZR17M/C (73W)

Caster (rake) 24.5o

Trail 103 mm

Steering angle (left/right) 33o / 33o


Front ø41 mm inverted fork with rebound

damping and spring preload adjustability

Rear Horizontal Back-link with rebound damping

and spring preload adjustability


Front: Type Dual semi-floating ø300 mm petal discs

Caliper Dual opposed 4-piston

Rear: Type Single ø250 mm petal disc

Caliper Single-piston


Overall length 2,065 mm

Overall width (EUR/USA/CAN/AUS/S.E. Asia (B1))

Overall height 2,115 mm (IDN/MYS/THA/CHN)

ZR900A/B 825 mm

ZR900B Special Edition 1,065 mm

Wheelbase 1,140 mm

Ground clearance 1,450 mm

Seat height 130 mm

Curb mass 795 mm

ZR900A 208 kg

ZR900B 210 kg

ZR900B Special Edition 213 kg

Fuel capacity 17 litres


Maximum power 92.2 kW {125 PS} / 9,500 min-1

(EUR/S.E. Asia (B1)/IDN/MYS/THA)

92 kW {125 PS} / 9,500 min-1 (USA/CAN/AUS)

86.3 kW {117 PS} / 9,500 min-1 (CHN)

85.0 kW {116 PS} / 9,500 min-1 (EUR 85kW kit)

Maximum torque 98.6 N.m {10.1 kgf.m} / 7,700 min-1

(EUR/S.E. Asia (B1)/MYS/THA)

99 N.m {10.1 kgf.m} / 7,700 min-1 (USA/CAN/AUS)

98.6 N.m {10.1 kgf.m} / 7,500 min-1 (IDN)

95.0 N.m {9.7 kgf.m} / 7,700 min-1 (CHN)

94.3 N.m {9.6 kgf.m} / 7,700 min-1 (EUR 85kW kit)