2019 Kawasaki Z900 ABS Guide

2019 Kawasaki Z900 ABS

2019 Kawasaki Z900 2019 Kawasaki Z900 ABS 2019 Kawasaki Z900 ABS


2019 Kawasaki Z900 ABS:

With premium suspension components and a powerful, smooth inline-four cylinder 948cc engine, the Z900 motorcycle is the flagship of the Z family. The award-winning Z900 ABS returns in 2019 in the following colors: Metallic Flat Spark Black/Metallic Spark Black, Metallic Moondust Gray/Ebony in both ABS and non-ABS models. Non-ABS models have an MSRP of $8,399 while ABS models start at $8,799 USD.

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 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.​


​Power-to-weight ratio is optimized for ultimate supernaked performance





2019 Kawasaki Z900 ABS Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

948cc liquid-cooled, inline four-cylinder engine
Assist and Slipper clutch
Horizontal back-link rear suspension

• ABS Braking System




2019 Kawasaki Z900 ABS Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits



​Raw power with incredible torque and broad power delivery that makes the bike exciting yet easy to ride


​A light pull at the lever (assist) and smooth shifting enables confident downshifts with minimal rear wheel chatter (slipper)


​Exhilarating acceleration in urban environments and backroads


​Contributes to easy and responsive handling while allowing easy foot placement on the ground at stops


​Contributes to high level of handling response, ride comfort and rear wheel traction


​Responsive and progressive for confident handling with a high level of feedback


​Muscular image is inspired by Sugomi™, a design featuring elegant flowing bodywork and minimalist cover in order to draw attention to functional beauty


​Turn heads with clean, precise design. Built with

symmetry and balance in mind


​Lights up to deliver a bold statement


​Stacked instrument cluster features an analog

tachometer and multi-function LCD screen with gear

position indicator


​Dominant front face and sharp, minimalist bodywork. Exposed trellis frame juxtaposes against refined fit and finish


​Flat handlebar is wide to provide ideal leverage for higher-speed cornering and low-speed maneuvering in city and confined environments

​Footpeg position offers a relaxed knee bend for rider comfort

​Low seat height and tapered seat shape makes the ground easy to reach at stops. Seat shape is wider at the rear for added comfort and cornering leverage

​Natural upright seating with heads-up visibility. Commanding ride position places the rider “in” the bike for a confident and connected riding experience

​Sporty upright seating and minimalist bodywork exposes the rider to the environment for heightened excitement and intensity

​Chassis and suspension provide lively feedback from engine and road to make the bike feel alive

​Upright ergonomic position promotes forward view

​Intake sound is accentuated to enhance the sensation of acceleration. Engine “inhales” in response to throttle

​Everything built in and around the lightweight chassis of the Z900 supernaked is designed to become an extension of you.

The 948cc engine has a smooth, linear power delivery that is easy to control and contributes to rider comfort and confidence, yet the strong mid-range hit that pulls hard to redline provides plenty of exhilaration. Responsive liquidcooled engine with efficient 4-valve, DOHC cylinder provides smooth performance at all rpm.
• Lightweight crankshaft design augments the engine’s quick-revving character.
• A secondary engine balancer eliminates excess vibration, although a desirable amount is left in to add to the bike’s character and acceleration feeling.
• Die-cast cylinder block is rigid while its open deck design helps save weight.
• Connecting passageways between the cylinders help reduce pumping loss, improving high-rpm performance.
• The pistons are formed using the same unique casting process that is used for making those found in the Ninja H2™/H2™R. The process creates hollow areas to achieve idealized thickness for reduced weight without sacrificing strength.
• Downdraft intake design provides the fuel mixture with the straightest, shortest path to the combustion chamber for increased performance.
• 29mm intake and 24mm exhaust valves complement the port designs and boost the hard-hitting mid-range to highrpm power feeling.

Digital Fuel Injection(KP)
• 36mm throttle bodies are used for their ideal mid-range response.
• Sub-throttle valves, located behind the main throttle valves, are controlled by the ECU so the EFI system has smooth, sensitive throttle response.

Enhanced Intake Note
• Acoustic tests helped shape the air box for a stimulating sound that varies with engine speed to add to the riding experience, especially at high rpm.
• The air inlet faces upward so that the intake note is easier for the rider to hear.
• A dividing wall in the center of the upper portion of the airbox accentuates the high, clear intake note.
• Intake funnels balance performance and sound. The longer 150mm inner pair strengthen the low-tomidrange performance while the shorter 50mm outer pair enhance the intake sound.

Exhaust System
• 35mm exhaust headers are tuned for top-end performance while lowering exhaust noise level at idle. Joint pipes between headers 1-4 and 2-3 help boost mid-range torque.
• 5.5-liter pre-chamber allows a smaller muffler to be used and helps centralize mass, as well as lowering the noise level at idle.
• Compact muffler design has dual internal chambers that helps to performance and enhances the exhaust note. Stainless steel end cap and cover provide stylish Z design elements.

Assist and Slipper Clutch(KP)
• Using the rotational forces of the clutch hub and pressure plate, the clutch is forced together during acceleration (Assist function) so that fewer and lighter clutch springs can be used for a lighter feel at the lever. During high back-torque, such as when too low of a gear is selected during downshifting, the Slipper function allows some clutch slippage to help prevent engine lock-up, stalling and rear wheel hop.
• Judder spring component helps prevent judder when the clutch is disengaged.

• Short gear ratios for first through fifth gears provide strong acceleration in the mid-range, the mostused part of the powerband for everyday riding.
• Sixth gear is an overdrive gear for more relaxed highway cruising.

Trellis Frame
• A key component to the Z900’s light weight, the frame weighs in at just under 30 pounds and contributes significantly to the bike’s light, nimble handling.
• Frame components follow the ideal pipe line so that the lines of the frame are as straight as possible. When bends were necessary their angles were as small as possible, resulting in a design that disperses stress extremely well.
• Five-point, rigidly-mounted engine is a stressed member, which contributes to weight savings.
• Twin-tube rear frame section contributes to the low seat height and easy reach to the ground while minimizing vibration transferred though the seat.

Inverted Front Fork
• 41mm inverted front fork features stepless rebound damping and spring preload adjustability in the left fork tube, with the adjusters conveniently located on the fork cap.

Horizontal Back-link Rear Suspension(KP)
• The linkage is placed atop the swingarm for better mass centralization and to make room for the exhaust pre-chamber.
• Lay-down shock absorber is further away from the exhaust so that its operation will not be affected by exhaust heat. The shock has adjustable preload and rebound damping.
• Extruded aluminum swingarm is lightweight and rigid.
• Suspension settings provide both sporty performance and comfort.

• Dual 300mm front petal discs and 250mm rear petal disc are clamped by dual opposed piston calipers with resin brake pads to deliver ample braking power.
• A linear brake touch facilitates control for riders of all skill levels.

Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)(KP)
• ABS model helps prevent wheel lock-up during sudden over-application of the brakes or while braking on low-grip surfaces for an added degree of reassuring braking performance.

Wheels & Tires
• Five-spoke star-pattern wheels are light weight with high rigidity to benefit handling.
• Silica-blend Dunlop D214 Sportmax tires provide both enhanced wet-weather performance and increased tire life.

Control-centered Ergonomics
• A wide, flat handlebar and relaxed yet sporty riding position offers a blend of control and comfort that allows the rider to enjoy a variety of riding situations.
• The handlebar/seat/footpeg relationship helps enhance communication between the rider and machine, giving the rider confidence-inspiring feedback.
• The fuel tank is narrow at the rear to help riders grip the bike with their knees.
• A low seat height and slim overall design facilitates riders placing both feet on the ground for smoother, confident stops.
• The rider’s seat is slim at the front to facilitate the reach to the ground and wider towards the rear for good ride comfort.
• Rubber-mounted handlebar ends and footpeg pads, as well as rider footpeg weights, help dampen vibrations for a more comfortable ride.
• Five-way adjustable brake and clutch levers accommodate a variety of hand sizes for increased comfort.

Distinctive Z Styling
• The Z900’s aggressive Z styling is inspired by the sugomi styling concept. Sugomi describes the intense aura or energy given off by a person or object of greatness and felt by the viewer.
Someone, or something, possessing sugomi inspires awe, leaves an indelible impression, is daunting in stature or ability, and commands respect. Elegant bodywork flowing from head to tail is combined with minimalist coverage in the engine area is devised to draw attention to its functional beauty. A condensed appearance emphasised by slim, close-fitting bodywork gives the bike
a light, agile image that reflects its sporty performance.

• Headlight cowl and meter visor help form a slim, flowing line from the top of the elegantly sculpted fuel tank for an aggressive appearance.
• Resin fuel tank cap has no visible bolts for a cleaner look.
• Engine shrouds have a sharp shape with minimal overhang add to the flowing design, allow a clear view of the engine, and contribute to a condensed, lightweight look.
• Under cowls have a unitized design so that they look like part of the engine.
• Flowing, upswept tail cowl contributes to the sporty image.
• LED taillight lights up in a Z shape.




2019 Kawasaki Z900 ABS – Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $8799 USD
Canada MSRP Price: $9899 CDN
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £ GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)
Australia MSRP Price: See Dealer for Pricing in AU



4-stroke, 4-cylinder, DOHC, 16-valve, liquid-cooled



Bore x Stroke

73.4 x 56.0mm

Compression Ratio


Maximum Torque

73.1 lb-ft @ 7,700 rpm

Fuel System

DFI® with 36mm Keihin throttle bodies


TCBI with electronic advance


6-speed, return shift

Final Drive

Sealed chain


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


Frame Type

Trellis, high tensile steel


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


57.1 in

Color Choices

Metallic Flat Spark Black/Metallic Spark Black, Metallic Moondust Gray/Ebony


12 Month Limited Warranty

Kawasaki Protection Plus™ (optional)







2019 Kawasaki Z900 ABS – Totalmotorcycle.com Canada Specifications/Technical Details


Type4-stroke, In-Line Four
Bore and stroke73.4 x 56.0 mm
Compression ratio11.8:1
Valve systemDOHC, 16 valves (4 valves per cylinder)
Fuel system36 mm x 4 with sub-throttles
LubricationForced lubrication (wet sump)


Front: typeDual semi-floating 300 mm petal discs
Front: calipersDual opposed 4-piston
Rear: typeSingle 250 mm petal disc
Rear: calipersSingle-piston caliper


Overall length2,100 mm
Overall width825 mm
Overall height1,065 mm
Wheelbase1,450 mm
Ground clearance130 mm
Seat height795 mm
Curb mass**210 kg
Fuel capacity17 litres


Transmission6-speed, return
Final driveChain
Primary reduction ratio1.627 (83/51)
Gear ratio: 1st2.692 (35/13)
Gear ratio: 2nd2.059 (35/17)
Gear ratio: 3rd1.650 (33/20)
Gear ratio: 4th1.409 (31/22)
Gear ratio: 5th1.222 (33/27)
Gear ratio: 6th1.034 (30/29)
Final reduction ratio2.933 (44/15)
ClutchWet multi-disc, manual


TypeTrellis, high-tensile steel
Wheel travel: front120 mm (4.7 in.)
Tire: front120/70-ZR17M/C (58W)
Wheel travel: rear140 mm
Tire: rear180/55-ZR17M/C (73W)
Caster (rake)24.5º
Trail103 mm
Steering angle (left/right)33° / 33°


Maximum Power92 kW {125 PS} / 9,500 rpm
Maximum Torque99 N. m {10.1 kgf. m} / 7,700 rpm


Suspension, front41 mm inverted fork with rebound damping and spring preload adjustability
Suspension, rearHorizontal Back-link with rebound damping and spring preload adjustability


Warranty12 months warranty



* The Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price does not include freight, pre-delivery inspection or applicable taxes. The final price is at the discretion of the dealer. Prices and Specifications are subject to change without prior notice. The amount indicated as “Your price” may include an optional instant Mega Cash credit that is deducted from the manufacturer’s suggested retail price before taxes. This promotion is time limited and certain conditions will apply. See your dealer for complete details. Offer not available on financed purchases and cannot be combined with any other special offers. The final price is at the discretion of the dealer. Prices and Specifications are subject to change without prior notice.

** Includes all necessary materials and fluids to operate correctly, full tank of fuel (more than 90% of capacity) and tool kit (if supplied)

‡ Power / Torque figures measured at the crankshaft.

The specifications mentioned here apply to and have been achieved by production models under standard operating conditions. We intend only to give a fair description of the vehicle and its performance capabilities but these specifications may not apply to every machine supplied for sale. Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. reserves the right to alter specifications without prior notice. Equipment illustrated and specifications may vary to meet individual markets. Available colours may vary by market.




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