There’s no place for fake in the lifestyle you choose. Kawasaki alone has the heritage to deliver yesterday’s values to today’s riders in a truly authentic Modern Classic bike. The visceral spirit of a 1970s legend – Kawasaki’s original king of cool Z1 – finds expression in the Z900RS, to satisfy the very essence of the rider you are now.To learn more about the rich history of the Z brand, click on the link below: Z 50TH ANNIVERSARY SITE

Authentic Z1 Styling

The Z900RS is the ultimate retro-sport Z that offers modern running gear and classic styling.

Stainless Steel

Double-walled headers, integrated connections and short megaphone silencer—all treated to a buffed finish to highlight the Z900RS’ retro-sport image.

Modern & Bright

A round LED headlight and oval surface-emitting LED taillight pay homage to the original Z1 with a blend of retro and modern designs.

High-grade & Vintage

The high-tech multi-function LCD screen settles snuggly between bullet-shape analogue dials, creating a balance of retro style and modern functionality.

Classic Spoke Style

A classic look with machining on the spokes and rim, plus high-quality paint demonstrates superb craftsmanship.

The Perfect Balance

The combination of a lightweight trellis frame and powerful engine allows the Z900RS motorcycle to achieve a superb balance of power and handling.

Smooth & Powerful

The powerful In-Line Four delivers strong acceleration and silky-smooth performance for cruising at higher rpm.

Tuned Exhaust Note

Based on sound research, the exhaust has been tuned to deliver a satisfying rumble during engine start and idling.

Comfortable for Long Rides

Seat is well cushioned and comfortable for extended highway cruising and enhanced road bump absorption.

Authentic Riding Experience

Retro design meets modern technology and performance for superb riding comfort around town and on the highway.

Strength & Flexibility

The modern lightweight trellis frame provides strength to harness the In-Line Four power and balanced flex to achieve responsive and agile handling.

Easy Riding

A relaxed upright riding position accommodates both comfortable cruising and sporty riding. A low seat height allows an easy reach to the ground while an upright handlebar position adds leverage for cornering and low-speed manoeuvring.

Reliable & Modern

Powerful braking performance featuring a firm, progressive feel is helped by modern radial-mount calipers and a radial-pump brake master cylinder. A compact and lightweight Nissin motorcycle ABS unit helps reduce wheel lock-up under certain conditions.

Comfortable & Responsive

A fully adjustable o41 mm inverted front fork and a Horizontal Back-link rear suspension offer progressive damping that delivers both ride comfort and sporty performance.


A high-grade variation of the Z900RS, the new Z900RS SE features a new Brembo brake package and a high-grade Ohlins rear shock to deliver a plusher ride feel and even greater control. The Z900RS SE recalls another of Kawasaki’s iconic old-school Z models with vivid “Yellow Ball” livery that is sure to turn heads and pluck nostalgic heartstrings.

Premium Brembo Front Brake Package

o300 mm Brembo front discs, M4.32 radial-mount monobloc calipers and pads complemented by a smaller-diameter Nissin radial-pump master cylinder and steel-braided lines deliver greater stopping power and offer a linear progression that facilitates precise control.

Ohlins S46 rear shock

Complementing the large-diameter inverted fork, Ohlins rear suspension offers both increased ride comfort and a more planted feel. Gold-coloured fork outer tubes match the Ohlins rear shock and contribute to the eye-catching styling.


  • Maximum Power

    82.0 kW {111 PS} / 8,500 rpm

  • Maximum Torque

    98.5 Nm {10.0 kgfm} / 6,500 rpm

  • Engine

    4-stroke In-Line Four

  • Displacement

    948 cc

  • Bore x Stroke

    73.4 × 56.0 mm

  • Compression Ratio


  • Valve System

    DOHC, 16 valves

  • Fuel System

    Fuel injection: o36 mm x 4 with sub-throttles

  • Ignition


  • Starting


  • Cooling


  • Lubrication

    Forced lubrication, wet sump

  • Transmission

    6-speed, return

  • Primary Reduction Ratio

    1.627 (83/51)

  • Gear Ratio: 1st

    2.917 (35/12)

  • Gear Ratio: 2nd

    2.059 (35/17)

  • Gear Ratio: 3rd

    1.650 (33/20)

  • Gear Ratio: 4th

    1.409 (31/22)

  • Gear Ratio: 5th

    1.222 (33/27)

  • Gear Ratio: 6th

    0.967 (29/30)

  • Final Reduction Ratio

    2.800 (42/15)

  • Clutch

    Wet multi-disc, manual

  • Final Drive



  • Frame

    Trellis, high-tensile steel

  • Front Suspension

    o41 mm inverted fork with compression and rebound damping and spring preload adjustability

  • Rear Suspension

    Horizontal Back-link, gas-charged shock with rebound damping and spring preload adjustability

  • Front Wheel Travel

    120 mm

  • Rear Wheel Travel

    140 mm

  • Rake


  • Trail

    98 mm

  • Steering Angle (L/R)

    35? / 35?

  • Front Tyre

    120/70ZR17M/C (58W)

  • Rear Tyre

    180/55ZR17M/C (73W)

  • Front Brake/s

    Dual semi-floating o300 mm discs

  • Front Caliper/s

    Dual radial-mount, monobloc, opposed 4-piston

  • Rear Brake

    o250 mm disc

  • Rear Caliper



  • Dimensions (LxWxH)

    2,100 × 865 × 1,150 mm

  • Wheelbase

    1,470 mm

  • Road Clearance

    130 mm

  • Seat Height

    835 mm

  • Curb Mass

    214 kg

  • Fuel Capacity

    17 litres

  • Model Code


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