2017 new Kawasaki Z900 features promo video
KAWASAKI Z900 / Z900 ABS MY2017
RIDER-FOCUSED SUPERNAKED OFFERS SUBLIME BALANCE OF POWER & HANDLING
Kawasaki has long believed that Supernaked models should be more than supersport machines stripped of their full-fairing bodywork. Designed for maximum riding pleasure, the new Z900 mounts a 948 cm3 In-Line Four engine in an all-new ultra-lightweight frame. The choice of a 900cc-class In-Line Four was no accident; every twist of the throttle is rewarded by crisp, smooth response and exhilarating acceleration. But although the engine becomes more exciting the higher the revs climb, its smooth power delivery makes its extremely manageable. The lightweight chassis offers the same duality; nimble handling lends itself to spirited sports riding, while the Z900's light weight and low seat height make it easy to control.
Like many legendary Kawasaki 900cc-class In-Line Four machines (Z1, Ninja/GPz900R, Ninja ZX-9R), the Z900's package delivers a sublime balance of power and handling – ideal for a Supernaked model.
Sublime Balance of Power & Handling
The crisp response of the Z900's In-Line Four engine is perfectly balanced by its light, agile handling. Exhilarating without being overly intimidating, the combination is simply sublime.
Z Styling (Sugomi-inspired)
The Z900's aggressive Z Supernaked styling, inspired by the sugomi design of the Z1000, combines elegant, flowing bodywork with a condensed, compact engine. One look, and you'll fall in love.
SUBLIME BALANCE OF POWER & HANDLING
Exciting In-Line Four engine
Powerful 948 cm3 liquid-cooled, 4-stroke In-line Four engine has a quick-revving character and a strong mid-range hit that pulls strongly to the redline. Adding to rider exhilaration, a distinct intake note encourages you to twist the throttle. Silky smooth power delivery facilitates control while contributing to rider comfort and confidence.
Crafted intake note
Designed specifically so that acceleration could be enjoyed aurally as well as physically, the carefully crafted auditory note of the intake is a key component of the street riding exhilaration offered by the Z900.
Light weight, agile handling Benefitting from a chassis comprised of lightweight components, the Z900 weighs in at 210.5 kg (208.5 kg for non-ABS models) – even after clearing Euro 4. Its lightweight trellis frame and swingarm were the key to the Z900's nimble handling.
Easy manoeuvrability The Z900's low weight and low seat height (794 mm) both contribute to manoeuvrability, whether walking beside the bike, or foot peddling in a parking lot. The easy-to-manage engine response and wide steering angle further facilitate low-speed manoeuvring.
Horizontal Back-link rear suspension Linked suspension delivers a balance of sporty performance and ride comfort.
Assist & Slipper clutch
Ergonomics for control
With the wide, flat handlebar and relaxed, sporty riding position, the rider is easily able to capitalise on the Z900's