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Buyer's Guide > Z900 RS
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Finally, Kawasaki unveiled its retro tribute to the original Z1 superbike. Based on the Z900 naked bike, this version is detuned a bit, with an emphasis on street-friendly power further down the rev range—just like the original. It makes up for that detuned engine with a proper adjustable suspension and decent brakes. Of course, the '70s-era styling also sets it far apart from most of the naked bike competition. There's also an SE edition if you want funkier paint for an extra $200.
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Brand
Kawasaki
Model
Z900 RS
Categories
Roadster - Standard
New/Returning
New for 2018
Price (base)
$ 12,999
Capacity
948 cc
Engine Type
Liquid-cooled, four-stroke, inline four-cylinder, DOHC, four-valve head
Transmission
Six-speed, chain
Clutch
Wet multi-plate
Fueling
Fuel Injection
Max Power
110 hp (82 kW) @ 8,500 rpm
Max Torque
72.6 lb-ft. (98 Nm) @ 6,500 rpm
Seat Height, std
800 mm (31.5 in.)
Seat Height, options
Wheelbase
1,470 mm
Fuel Capacity
17 litres (4 USG)
Dry Weight
Curb Weight
214 kg (471.8 lb.)
Brakes, front
Dual 300 mm discs with radial-mount, monobloc, opposed 4-piston calipers
Brakes, rear
Single 250 mm disc with 1-piston caliper
Antilock Brakes (ABS)
Standard
Suspension, front
41 mm USD forks, with compression, rebound damping and spring preload adjustability
Suspension, rear
Monoshock, with rebound damping and spring preload adjustability
Tires, front
120/70-ZR17
Tires, rear
180/55-ZR17
Paint/Colours
Metallic Spark Black, Candytone Brown/Candytone Orange (SE version, +$200)
Warranty
12 months, unlimited mileage

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