2023 Kawasaki Z900RS arrives with sporty looks: Check price, features
Kawasaki has taken the wraps off the 2023 iteration of its retro-looking Z900RS in the US market. The two-wheeler retails at $11,949 (approximately Rs. 9.48 lakh). The updated version of the motorcycle receives an all-new dual-tone paint scheme called Metallic Diablo Black/Metallic Imperial Red. However, the Japanese bikemaker has kept the design, features, and mechanicals of the bike unchanged.
- Kawasaki introduced the Z900RS as a neo-retro cafe racer at the Tokyo Motor Show in 2017. It sits in the Z series of motorcycles along with other capable offerings such as Z650RS, Z900, and Z H2.
- The motorcycle is a retro-inspired model from the Japanese bikemaker and caters to customers graduating from the 650cc category.
- It rivals BMW R nineT and Triumph Speed Twin.
The 2023 Kawasaki Z900RS sits on a high tensile steel trellis frame and features a sculpted 17-liter fuel tank, a wide handlebar, circular mirrors, an upswept exhaust, a ribbed-pattern seat, chrome-garnished round LED headlamp, and a sleek LED taillight. The motorcycle houses a dual-pod instrument console and tips the scales at 215kg. The two-wheeler rides on 17-inch multi-spoke alloy wheels.
The Kawasaki Z900RS is powered by a 948cc, 4-cylinder, DOHC, 16-valve, liquid-cooled engine that generates a maximum power of 108hp at 8,500rpm and 95Nm of peak torque at 6,500rpm. The mill is paired to a 6-speed gearbox with assist and slipper clutch.
In terms of safety equipment, the 2023 Kawasaki Z900RS comes equipped with disc brakes on both the front and rear wheels, along with dual-channel ABS and Kawasaki Traction Control (KTRC) for better handling. Suspension duties on the motorcycle are taken care of by adjustable inverted forks on the front side and a preload-adjustable horizontal back-link unit on the rear end.
Kawasaki has launched the retro-inspired 2023 Z900RS with a price tag of $11,949 (approximately Rs. 9.48 lakh) in the US market. The motorcycle is expected to make its way to India soon.