Just ahead of the show season, there’s a rumour Kawasaki is about to finally debut its four-cylinder Z1 900 homage.
Longtime CMG faithful have seen this retro naked bike before — for several years, it’s been flogged around the show circuit as a concept, most recently at least year’s EICMA show. In the months after, trademark applications by Kawasaki seemed to hint the concept bike, or something very similar, would enter production soon.
Of course, there’s been no official word from Team Green about the project. The Kawasaki factory usually keeps this stuff pretty well under wraps — you don’t see mysterious high-quality spy shots of the company’s bikes surfacing months ahead of official confirmation, like the European manufacturers. If it’s really going to happen, expect to see the bike on this year’s show circuit.