With rumours stating Kawasaki bringing two variants of Z900RS, there is healthy possibility that the cafe racer trim will be revealed at 2017 EICMA
Kawasaki has just unveiled its Z900RS retro classic motorcycle at the ongoing 2017 Tokyo Motor Show in Japan. Some reports on the internet had earlier suggested that the manufacturer could launch the Z900RS in two variants. Contrary to this, Kawasaki has displayed just one variant of the Z900RS at the motoring exhibition. This brings to light the possibility that the other variant of the Z900RS that will be based on a cafe racer theme might be introduced at 2017 EICMA motorcycle show in Milan, Italy next month.
The just unveiled Kawasaki Z900RS pays tribute to the respected original Z1 motorcycle. Also, the machine is the only retro classic bike present in the company’s product portfolio as of now. One of the prime visual highlights of the Kawasaki Z900RS is the fuel tank that seems to have taken its inspiration from the Z1 itself. The old school rounded headlamp along with the twin pod instrumentation give this bike a pure retro classic appeal that is simply difficult to resist.
Coming to the powertrain, the Kawasaki Z900RS cafe racer will also come powered by the same motor that runs the standard model. This means that the aforementioned model will draw its power from a 948cc, four cylinder engine that is shared with the company’s Z900 streetfighter. The engine in the Z900RS churns out a maximum power of 110 bhp along with a peak torque of 72.5 Nm. Expect the Z900RS cafe racer to come with close power and torque figures.
The chassis on the Kawasaki Z900RS has been reworked in order to accommodate the fuel tank and offer a retro kind of a look. Talking of equipment and electronics, the Kawasaki Z900RS comes fitted with a traction control system, LED lights, slipper clutch and radially mounted brake callipers. The traction control has two riding modes and none of the above features are present on the Kawasaki Z900.
The Kawasaki Z900RS cafe racer will come assisted with 41mm adjustable upside down forks upfront. The rear end receives a monoshock that is adjustable too. An ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System) will come standard. Currently, there is no word as to whether the company will bring the Z900RS to Indian shores.