Kawasaki has unwrapped a new member of the 'Z' family at EICMA and the replacement for the outgoing Z800 street bike — the Kawasaki Z900.
The Kawasaki Z900 has undergone significant changes compared to the Z800, which includes a new trellis frame that keeps the weight of the new motorcycle at 200kg.
Performance is taken care by a 948cc, in-line four-cylinder liquid-cooled engine that makes 126bhp, 12 bhp more than the Z800. The engine comes mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox.
Braking duties are kept in check by dual 300mm Nissin disc brakes at the front, combined with ABS. Upside down forks take charge of the front suspension duties while a monoshock takes care of the rear.
The newly launched Kawasaki Z900 will compete against other street motorcycles such as the Yamaha FZ-09 and the Triumph Street Triple. The Z900 will be placed below the current flagship of the Z family, the Z1000.