2018 Kawasaki Z900RS Cafe Review

2018 Kawasaki Z900RS Cafe

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2018 Kawasaki Z900RS Cafe Review on Total Motorcycle:

There’s no place for fake in the lifestyle you choose. Kawasaki alone has the heritage to deliver yesterday’s values to today’s riders in a truly authentic Modern Classic bike.

The visceral spirit of a 1970s legend – Kawasaki’s original king of cool Z1 – finds expression in the Z900RS, to satisfy the very essence of the rider you
are now.

Introducing Kawasaki’s long-awaited retro sport model. Conceived in homage to the legendary Z1, the newest Z is a synthesis of the traditional and the modern. An engine with a traditional In-Line Four configuration is backed by Kawasaki’s latest rider support technology. For riders searching for a bike with character and a rich history, the Z900RS offers both in abundance, while providing an opportunity to slow down, look around and enjoy the simple things that life can bring.



2018 Kawasaki Z900RS Cafe Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features




2018 Kawasaki Z900RS Cafe Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits


Cafe Racer Seat

The Z900RS CAFE features its own cafe-racer style seat with a more pronounced step.


Cafe Racer Front Cowl

In addition to the standard Z900RS, the Z900RS CAFE is fit with a number of unique features such as a Cafe Racer Front Cowl in the bikes unique Vintage Lime Green colour scheme.


Lowered Cafe Handle Bar

The Z900RS CAFE features a drop handlebar, contributing to the cafe-racer styling. The handlebar is painted black, matching the bike’s styling accents. The Z900RS CAFE uses shorter stays on the black mirrors, adding to its cafe-racer image.




ERGO-FIT is an interface system that allows a wide range of riders to feel at one with their machine.



ABS (Anti-lock Brake System) ensures stable braking performance by preventing wheel lock during braking.

Horizontal Back-link Rear Suspension

Horizontal Back-link Rear Suspension arranges its shock unit horizontally, greatly contributing to efficient use of space and mass centralisation.


Assist & Slipper Clutch

Based on racing technology, the Assist & Slipper Clutch acts as both a back-torque limiter and a self-servo mechanism that enables a lighter clutch lever pull.


Dual Throttle Valves

Dual Throttle Valves offer increased power and greater ease of use care of a second set of ECU-controlled throttle valves.


Economical Riding Indicator

The Economical Riding Indicator is a mark appearing on the instrument panel to indicate favourable fuel consumption, encouraging fuel efficient riding.


KTRC (2-mode)

Two modes KTRC cover a wide range of riding conditions, offering either enhanced sport riding performance or the peace of mind to negotiate slippery surfaces with confidence.




2018 Kawasaki Z900RS Cafe – Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details





2018 Kawasaki Z900RS Cafe – Totalmotorcycle.com Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $13,599 CDN



Displacement 948cc

Type  4-stroke, In-Line Four

Bore and stroke   73.4 x 56.0 mm

Cooling    Liquid

Compression ratio      10.8:1

Valve system DOHC, 16 valves (4 valves per cylinder)

Fuel system   36 mm x 4 with sub-throttles

Ignition    Digital

Lubrication    Forced lubrication (wet sump)



Front: type     Dual semi-floating 300 mm petal discs

Front: calipers      Dual radial-mount, monobloc, opposed 4-piston

Rear: type      Single 250 mm disc

Rear: calipers Single-piston caliper



Overall length      2,100 mm

Overall width 845 mm

Overall height      1,190 mm

Wheelbase    1,470 mm

Ground clearance       130 mm

Seat height    820 mm

Curb mass**  215 kg

Fuel capacity 17 litres



Transmission 6-speed, return

Final drive      Chain

Primary reduction ratio    1.627 (83/51)

Gear ratio: 1st      2.917 (35/12)

Gear ratio: 2nd    2.059 (35/17)

Gear ratio: 3rd     1.650 (33/20)

Gear ratio: 4th     1.409 (31/22)

Gear ratio: 5th     1.222 (33/27)

Gear ratio: 6th     0.967 (29/30) [

Final reduction ratio   2.800 (42/15)

Clutch      Wet multi-disc, manual



Type  Trellis, high-tensile steel

Wheel travel: front     120 mm

Tire: front      120/70-ZR17M/C (58W)

Wheel travel: rear      140 mm

Tire: rear 180/55-ZR17M/C (73W)

Caster (rake)  25º

Trail   98 mm

Steering angle (left/right) 35° / 35°



Maximum Power‡      82 kW {111 PS} / 8,500 rpm

Maximum Torque‡    98 N·m {10.0 kgƒ·m} / 6,500 rpm



Suspension, front 41 mm inverted fork with compression and rebound damping and spring preload adjustability

Suspension, rear  Horizontal Back-link, gas-charged shock with rebound damping and spring preload adjustability



Warranty    12 months warranty




2018 Kawasaki Z900RS Cafe – Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £ GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)


Engine type
Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke In-Line Four

948 cm³

Bore x stroke
73.4 x 56 mm

Compression ratio

Valve system
DOHC, 16 valves

Starting System

Forced lubrication, wet sump

Performance & Transmission

Maximum power
82 kW {111 PS} / 8,500 rpm

Fuel consumption
5.3 l/100 km

CO2 emission
136 g/km

Maximum torque
98.5 N•m {10 kgf•m} / 6,500 rpm


Final drive
Sealed chain

Primary Reduction Ratio
1.627 (83/51)

Gear Ratios 1st
2.917 (35/12)

Gear Ratios 2nd
2.059 (35/17)

Gear Ratios 3rd
1.650 (33/20)

Gear Ratios 4th
1.409 (31/22)

Gear Ratios 5th
1.222 (33/27)

Gear Ratios 6th
0.967 (29/30)

Wet multi-disc

Brakes & Suspension
Frame & Dimensions

Frame type
Trellis, high-tensile steel

98 mm

Wheel travel front
120 mm

Wheel travel rear
140 mm

Tyre, front
120/70ZR17 M/C (58W)

Tyre, rear
180/55ZR17 M/C (73W)

Steering angle, left / right
33° / 33°

Steering angle, left / right
33° / 33°

L x W x H
2,100 x 845 x 1,190 mm

1,470 mm

Ground clearance
130 mm

Fuel capacity
17 litres

Seat height
802 mm




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