Kawasaki launched the Z900 last year in India as an update to the Z800 that was popular on the streets then. 2018 will mark the arrival of the new Z900 RS café Racer. The Z900 RS is a retro designed update to the Z900 naked bike.
It is seen that the Z900 RS gets the same inline 4 cylinder engine and steel trellis frame as in the Z900. The Z900 RS is said to make a peak power of 111PS while the outgoing Z900 produces over 125 PS power. The retuning of the Z900 RS is made in order to achieve good mid-range power.
The Z900 RS Café will be offered with traction control and slipper clutch similar to the Z900. But there are some key changes that Kawasaki highlights on the Café Racer. The upper rails are adjusted well in order to accommodate the fuel tank in this new shape. These rails are raised a bit in the front and lowered slightly in the rear.
The new Z900 RS Café Racer is actually a Z900 with changes that might seem very appealing to customers who are concerned with the aesthetics of the bike. The Z900 RS Café Racer does share a bit of similarity in terms of looks with the Triumph Thruxton. Some of the noticeable changes include the humped seats, bullet fairing and different bars.
Mr. Morihiro Ikoma, Kawasaki Motors Europe Director, stated that the new entrant, RS Café Racer will widen the appeal for such unique motorcycles. He also added that the company took some time but the wait was worth it. The Z900RS and the Z900 RS Café Racer are so unique and authentic that it sets them apart as a genuine article, concluded Mr. Morihiro.
The official pricing of the bike is not yet confirmed. The bike could be expected anytime in October 2018 in India, as per trusted sources. Will this bike be a game changer for Kawasaki? Will it outrun the likes of Triumph Café Racers? The launch of this beautifully crafted Retro bike in India will answer it all.