The all-new Z-900 is the replacement for the popular Z-800 and is being launched in India just a few months after its global launch
Kawasaki has set the launch of its ‘important for 2017 models’ on March 25th. Kawasaki has not formally disclosed the names of the motorbikes it will be launching this week, but we know that the all-new Z900 will be launched for guaranteed. Kawasaki India has a knack for springing up surprises at its launch events and it is possible that we might see the new gen Z650 and Ninja 650 get launched alongside the Z-900.
The Z650 really replaces the ER-6n in Kawasaki’s line-up, and notably, all 3 motorbikes in question are new gen machines that replace their ageing predecessors.
The Z900 is set to replace Kawasaki’s popular Z800. The volume hike is in keeping with the new trend of Street fighter segment moving to the 900-cc displacement mark. The Z900 has sharper lines and looks like to the Z1000 now. It features a new trellis frame and is lighter than the Z800 by 20 kilos. The new 948cc, in-line 4 motor is a downsized version of the Z-1000’s 1043cc motor. It makes 125-PS and 98.9 Nm of torque. The gear ratios have been revised for a better mid-range and top end and there is a new chain set to decrease drive losses.
The Z900 gets 41 mm upside down forks and a flat mounted rear monoshock that gets preload and rebound adjustment. Braking is via dual 300 mm disc brakes upfront with 4-piston Nissin callipers and a 250 mm back disc with a single piston calliper. Moreover, ABS is regular.