Kawasaki Z 900 (2017)

Kawasaki Z 900 (2017)

It stays violent

The Kawasaki Z 900 continues the long tradition of wild four-cylinder power bikes, which began with the legendary 900 Z1 and reached another high point with the GPZ 900 R..

"Redefined Raw" overwrites Kawasaki presented its new Z 900, what with "redefined ferocity" is only inadequately translated. The model name is the only appropriate one for this type of motorcycle, the manufacturer explains, after all there are echoes "Frankenstein’s daughter" 900 Z1 and the fastest motorcycle in the world at the time, the GPZ 900 R..

The current Kawasaki Z 900 is powered by a sporty in-line four-cylinder. It promises generous torque in the lower and middle speed ranges and pronounced revving and performance when it comes to the red zone. The gearbox with a short ratio in gears 1 to 5 (2.692 to 1.222) wants to bring out this wildness to its best advantage. Only the sixth gear, which has a long gear ratio of 1.034, is a bit out of line – probably a tribute to noise and exhaust emission regulations.

Kawasaki Z 900 equipment

The equipment includes a servo-assisted anti-hopping clutch, a programmable shift light and three driving modes. The tank, which tapers towards the rear, and the wide, slightly cranked handlebars complement the low, integrated seating position to create a casual arrangement that should also allow ideal control over the Kawasaki Z 900.

The Kawasaki Z 900 will be available in green, gray and black.

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Technical data Kawasaki Z 900

Drive:  Liquid-cooled four-cylinder four-stroke in-line engine, two overhead camshafts, four valves per cylinder, bore / stroke 73.4 / 56 mm, 948 cm³, compression 11.8: 1, 92 kW (125 hp) at 9500 rpm, 99 Nm at 7700 rpm, six-speed gearbox, chain

Landing gear: Tubular steel frame, upside-down fork with 120 mm suspension travel at the front, two-arm swing arm with indirectly hinged central spring strut at the rear, 140 mm suspension travel on the wheel

Wheels and brakes: Five-spoke cast wheels, front tires 120/70 ZR 17, rear 180/55 ZR 17, 300 mm double disc brakes with four-piston fixed calipers at the front, 250 mm single disc with single-piston floating caliper at the rear, ABS

Measurements and weight:  Length / width / height 2070/820/1065 mm, wheelbase 1450 mm, caster 105 mm, seat height 795 mm, empty weight 210 kg, tank capacity 17 liters

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