Z900 RS Cafe'


Z900 RS Cafe'


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Timeless Z Kawasaki makes its long-awaited entry into the retro category with the all-new Z900RS. Conceived as a homage to the legendary Z1, it is powered by a liquid-cooled 900cc-class In-Line Four, an engine choice that makes the Z900RS unique in this category.


The newest Z is a synthesis of the traditional and the modern. An engine with a traditional In-Line Four configuration, and is backed by Kawasaki’s latest rider support technology, the engine and frame design both benefit from the latest in advanced analysis technology, and carefully crafted styling elements are complemented by high-tech features like LED lighting and digital instrumentation.

Great pains were taken to achieve the Z900RS look and feel, with each component meticulously selected and every setting carefully considered. A synchronous ride feel combines the smooth response of an In-Line Four tuned for low-mid range torque, a deep rumbling exhaust note crafted to deliver additional rider enjoyment, and neutral handling that enables both leisurely and sporty riding. This is complemented by timeless looks that blend Z1-inspired styling with modern technology and craftsmanship techniques, and an attention to detail and high level of fit-and-finish to rival that of the Z1 itself.

For riders searching for a bike with character and a rich history, the Z900RS offers both in abundance, while providing an opportunity to slow down, look around and enjoy the simple things that life can bring.



Overall length   2,100 mm

Overall width  ZR900C 865 mm

                             ZR900E 845 mm

Overall height ZR900C 1,150 mm

                             ZR900E 1,190 mm

Wheelbase 1,470 mm

Road clearance 130 mm

Seat height     ZR900C 835 mm

(EUR/USA/AUS/S.E. Asia (B3))  800 mm

(CAN/JPN/S.E. Asia (B1)/IDN/MYS/THA/PHL/CHN)  ZR900E 820 mm

Curb mass      ZR900C 215 kg (EUR/JPN/S.E. Asia (B1/B3)/IDN/THA/CHN)

                            214 kg (USA/CAN/AUS/MYS/PHL)

                            [215 kg in California]

                            ZR900E 216 kg (EUR/S.E. Asia (B1/B3)/THA/CHN)

                           215 kg (USA/CAN/AUS/MYS/PHL/IDN)

                          [216 kg in California]

                          217 kg (JPN)

Fuel tank capacity 17 litres


Max. power 82.0 kW {111 PS} / 8,500 min-1

(EUR/AUS/S.E. Asia (B3)/MYS/THA)

82 kW {111 PS} / 8,500 min-1 (USA/CAN/JPN)

80.0 kW {109 PS} / 8,500 min-1 (IDN/PHL)

74.0 kW {101 PS} / 7,500 min-1 (S.E. Asia (B1)/CHN)

Max. torque 98.5 N·m {10.0 kgƒ·m} / 6,500 min-1

(EUR/AUS/ S.E. Asia (B3)/MYS/THA)

98 N·m {10.0 kgƒ·m} / 6,500 min-1 (USA/CAN/JPN)

95.0 N·m {9.7 kgƒ·m} / 6,500 min-1

(S.E. Asia (B1)/IDN/PHL/CHN)


Type 4st, 4-cyl, DOHC, W/C

Bore x Stroke 73.4 x 56.0 mm

Displacement 948 cm3

Compression ratio 10.8:1

Fuel Supply Fuel injection (ø36 x 4)

Lubrication system Forced Lub. Wet

Starting system EL. Starter

Ignition system B&C (TCBI EL. ADV. D.)


Driving system Chain

Transmission 6-speed, return

Gear ratios: 1st 2.917 (35/12) [JPN: 2.916 (35/12)]

2nd 2.059 (35/17) [JPN: 2.058 (35/17)]

3rd 1.650 (33/20)

4th 1.409 (31/22)

5th 1.222 (33/27)

6th 0.967 (29/30) [JPN: 0.966 (29/30)]

Primary reduction ratio 1.627 (83/51)

Final reduction ratio 2.800 (42/15)

Clutch type (Primary) Wet, multi-disc


Type Tubular, diamond

Suspension: Front Telescopic fork (upside-down)

Rear Horizontal Back-link SWG. ARM

Wheel travel: Front 120 mm

Rear 140 mm

Caster (Rake angle) 25.0o

Trail 98 mm

Steering angle (left/right) 35o / 35o

Tyre: Front 120/70ZR17 M/C (58W)

             Rear 180/55ZR17 M/C (73W)

Brake: Front Type Dual disc

Effect. dia 267 mm [JPN: 266 mm]

Rear Type Single disc

Effect. dia 216 mm