Kawasaki Z800 Has A Successor : Kawasaki Z900!
Kawasaki launched the successor to our beloved Z800 and we have a new obsession for now! Kawasaki’s Z800 was the most affordable CBU available from Team Green in India.
It is also the most affordable four-cylinder model in the lineup. If you preferred a little more oomph and a lot more style, there was the Z1000 as well. Z900 balances light weight and more power and is likely to replace both of them from the market!
Design & Features
Kawasaki Z900 has received both cosmetic and mechanical updates. The styling of the bike is inspired by the sinister-looking Kawasaki Z1000. It features sharp and sporty lines with an edgy headlamp, while the contrast green finish on the trellis frame looks cool. The instrument console is also new and it now sports a semi-digital instrument cluster with an analogue tachometer. The Kawasaki Z900 will be brought to India via the CBU route and is expected to carry a premium of close to Rs 1 lakh over the Z800. Kawasaki Z900 is a massive 20kg lighter than its predecessor. It is available in 3 colours – White, Grey and Black.
Powering the Japanese performance motorcycle is a new 948cc, in-line four-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine that is based on the Z1000’s motor. The engine churns out 125PS of power and 99Nm of peak torque. This is a considerable hike with respect to the older bike. Slipper clutch also makes its debut on the new motorcycle and is a useful addition. Power is transferred to the rear wheel via a 6-speed gearbox whose ratios have been modified to offer better low-end and mid-range performance. Suspension duties are handled by 41mm inverted front forks and a horizontally-mounted mono-shock at the rear. Braking is done by disc brakes on both ends, while Nissin ABS is standard. The Kawasaki Z900 competes against the Ducati Monster 821 and the upcoming 2017 Triumph Street Triple.
Competition includes products like the Suzuki GSX-S750, Ducati Monsters 797 and 821, Yamaha MT-09, and the Triumph Street Triple 765.
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