Cool Wall Week #345: 2018 Kawasaki Z900

2018 Kawasaki Z900 ABS

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EASY TO RIDE. SUPER EXCITING.

2018 Kawasaki Z900 Review on Total Motorcycle:

The new Z900 epitomizes Kawasaki’s belief of what the ideal supernaked bike should be. Every twist of the throttle is rewarded with crisp, exhilarating acceleration, and an ultra-lightweight chassis lends itself to spirited sport riding. Designed for maximum riding pleasure, this sublime balance of power and handling make the z900 exceptionally exciting and easy to ride.

The Z900 motorcycle epitomizes Kawasaki’s belief of what the ideal supernaked bike should be. Every twist of the throttle is rewarded with crisp, exhilarating acceleration and an ultra-lightweight chassis lends itself to spirited sport riding. Designed for maximum riding pleasure, this sublime balance of power and handling make the Z900 exceptionally exciting and easy to ride.​

With a smooth powerband that becomes more exciting as the revs rise, a light and nimble chassis, and distinctive Sugomi-inspired styling, the Z900 continues the Kawasaki legacy of creating legendary 900cc-class machines whose performance surpasses that of many full liter-class motorcycles.

THE KAWASAKI NAKED MODEL RANGE RETURNS FOR MORE MILES OF EXCITEMENT
The Kawasaki family of naked motorcycles, the Z model range, returns for the 2018 model year. The lineup has received significant updates within the past two years of production, following major accolades from media and customers alike.

With premium suspension components and a powerful, smooth inline-four cylinder 948cc engine, the Z900 ABS motorcycle is the flagship of the Z family. The Z900 ABS, which received Motorcycle.com’s 2017 Best Standard Motorcycle of the Year award, is returning for 2018 in the following new colors: Pearl Mystic Gray/Metallic Flat Spark Black, Flat Ebony/Metallic Spark Black, and Candy Persimmon Red/Metallic Spark Black.

The Kawasaki Z650 ABS is a compact middleweight motorcycle, featuring aggressive, supernaked Z styling that comes to life with an ideal blend of sporty performance and everyday versatility. Since its introduction, the Z650 has received top ratings for its lightweight and easy to maneuver chassis and torquey 650cc parallel twin engine. It will be available for the 2018 model year in these new colors: Metallic Matte Covert Green/Metallic Flat Spark Black and Metallic Spark Black/Metallic Flat Spark Black. The latter paint option also features a bright green frame.

The Z125 PRO motorcycle is also returning in 2018 alongside its “big brothers” as a mid-year release with the following new paint options: Metallic Flat Spark Black/Pearl Mystic Gray/Metallic Spark Black, and Candy Persimmon Red. The compact (224.8 lbs curb weight) motorcycle features well balanced performance suspension and a 4-stroke, single-cylinder, 125cc air-cooled SOHC engine that pulls through the rev range. The Z125 PRO is a motorcycle designed for the fun of motorcycling for all riders.

 

 

2018 Kawasaki Z900 Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

• EXHILARATING ENGINE WITH SMOOTH, LINEAR POWER DELIVERY
• ENHANCED INTAKE NOTE
• DIGITAL FUEL INJECTION (DFI®)
• ASSIST AND SLIPPER CLUTCH
• LIGHTWEIGHT TRELLIS FRAME
• RELAXED YET SPORTY RIDING POSITION

 

Cool Wall Week #345: 2018 Kawasaki Z900 – VOTE AND SEE VOTING RESULTS

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2018 Kawasaki Z900 – Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: NON-ABS: $8,399 / ABS: $8,799 USD
Canada MSRP Price: $9,299 CDN

Power
Engine
4-stroke, 4-cylinder, DOHC, 16-valve, liquid-cooled
Displacement
948cc
Bore x Stroke
73.4 x 56.0mm
Compression ratio
11.8:1
Fuel System
DFI® with 36mm Keihin throttle bodies
Ignition
TCBI with electronic advance
Transmission
6-speed, return shift
Final Drive
Sealed chain
Performance
Front Suspension / Wheel Travel
41mm inverted fork with rebound damping and spring preload adjustability/4.7 in
Rear Suspension / Wheel Travel
Horizontal back-link, stepless rebound damping, adjustable spring preload/5.5 in
Front Tire
120/70 ZR17 Dunlop Sportmax D214F Z
Rear Tire
180/55 ZR17 Dunlop Sportmax D214Z
Front Brakes
Dual 300mm petal-type rotors with four-piston calipers, ABS
Rear Brakes
Single 250mm petal-type rotor with single-piston caliper, ABS
Details
Frame Type
Trellis, high tensile steel
Rake/Trail
24.5°/4.1 in
Overall Length
81.3 in
Overall Width
32.5 in
Overall Height
41.9 in
Ground Clearance
5.1 in
Seat Height
31.3 in
Curb Weight
463.1 lb**
Fuel Capacity
4.5 gal
Wheelbase
57.1 in
Color Choices
Pearl Mystic Gray/Metallic Flat Spark Black, Flat Ebony/Metallic Spark Black, Candy Persimmon Red/Metallic Spark Black
Warranty
12 Month Limited Warranty
Kawasaki Protection Plus™ (optional)
12, 24, 36 or 48 months

 

 

Cool Wall Week #345: 2018 Kawasaki Z900 – VOTE AND SEE VOTING RESULTS

Read the Entire Review of the 2018 Kawasaki Z900 here

 

 

 

Cool Wall Week #345 RESULTS:

2018 Kawasaki Z900 – Coolness Factor = 80.6%
Featured: October 6th, 2017 – October 13th, 2017
Most popular vote category: Awesome

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Your Coolness Factor of the 2018 Kawasaki Z900

Awesome 6+1
Cool 3+1
Uncool 0
Fail 0+1

Total votes: 12

= a Coolwall Factor of 80.6%

Total Motorcycle’s Take-a-way: Great debate this week on our latest Cool Wall bike, the 2018 Kawasaki Z900! I only had 1 uncool/fail vote, which is surprising, but you can’t please them all. High points: Really, everything. Low points: Headlight pod, maybe riding position for some body types. A 80.6% is a really good score, well done Kawasaki! For those curious if we didn’t get that 1 fail vote, the new 2018 Kawasaki Z900 would have been our #2 Coolest Bike of 2017 with a score of 87.9! With 80.6% it drops to 5th. So every vote counts, make sure YOU VOTE.

Best comment of the week: “It’s gotta be like getting shot out of a cannon. A big shiny grin inducing cannon…” – JackoftheGreen

 

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