2019 Kawasaki Z900RS Cafe Guide

2019 Kawasaki Z900RS Cafe

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2019 Kawasaki Z900RS Cafe:

A legend is reborn with the Z900RS. 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.

Based on the popularity of the Kawasaki Z900RS CAFE motorcycle in 2018, Kawasaki will be bringing the stylish model back in 2019. The Z900RS CAFE adds a classic front fairing, stepped seat, and black low rise handlebars to the nostalgic Z900RS keeping the inspired design to Kawasaki’s retro style line of motorcycles.


Kawasaki has crafted one of the most authentic retro-styled machines in appearance and design, paying homage to an era of motorcycles that shaped the Kawasaki brand. Developed for riders in search of a well-rounded bike that is not only rich in history and character, but also packed with modern technology and handling. The Z900RS CAFE is powered by a 948cc in-line four engine, features a modern trellis frame, and modern suspension components that bring an unmatched level of performance.

The Z900RS CAFE is packed with technologically advanced components and features, including 41 mm inverted front forks, assist and slipper clutch, Kawasaki TRaction Control (KTRC), and a fully tuned exhaust note. Exlcusive features to the Z900RS CAFE include a brushed stainless steel exhaust system, black low-rise handlebars, stepped seat, fairing, and new engine case covers. The Z900RS CAFE is available in Vintage Lime Green.


Following in the footsteps of the Z900RS, retro meets modern with the café-racer inspired 2019 Z900RS CAFE. Combining authentic retro styling, a modern chassis and today’s cutting-edge technology and performance, the powerful yet friendly-to-ride Z900RS CAFE represents a modern reinvigoration of iconic motorcycles from the 1970’s. Experience the true spirit of the legendary Kawasaki bikes of yesteryear with the café-racer style front cowl, Vintage Lime Green paint scheme, green rim stripes and blacked out paint on select components. The black finished drop-style handlebar, café-racer stepped seat and tuned exhaust with brushed finish truly embody the ultimate café-racer image.




2019 Kawasaki Z900RS Cafe Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

Cafe Exclusives

Drop-style Handlebar
Exhibits a drop handlebar contributing to the café-racer styling. The handlebar is painted black to match the timeless styling accents. A wide grip helps to facilitate a confident yet sporty riding position

Café-Racer Seat
A low 32.3” seat height provides an attractive sculpted shape with a more pronounced step and supportive padding. The seat is slimmer at the front, facilitating the rider’s reach to the ground. The seat can be removed without tools, offering easy access to the battery, fuse box and tool kit

Tuned Exhaust With Brushed Finish
Exhaust tuned to deliver an appealing iconic rumble during engine start and idling



2019 Kawasaki Z900RS Cafe Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

Retro café-racer design meets modern technology and performance for superb riding comfort around town and on the highway

The Z900RS CAFE is the ultimate retro-sport Z that offers modern running gear and classic styling

The modern, fully adjustable, 41mm inverted fork tuned to deliver both ride comfort and sporty performance

The modern horizontal back-link rear suspension offers progressive damping for an ideal balance of sport riding performance and casual riding comfort

Low seat height for easy reach to the ground and enhanced rider confidence

The relationship between footpegs, seat and handlebar was designed to enhance communication between rider and machine, giving the rider a confidence-inspiring feeling. Relaxed upright riding position accommodates both comfortable cruising and sporty riding

Drop-style handlebar provides ideal leverage for cornering and low-speed maneuvering

Modern ABS is a standard feature on the Z900RS CAFE. It’s a compact and lightweight Nissin motorcycle ABS unit that helps reduce wheel lock up under certain conditions

Modern radial-mount calipers and radial-pump front brake master cylinder contribute to a firm, progressive feel and powerful braking performance

Superb balance of power and handling



2019 Kawasaki Z900RS Cafe – Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $11699 USD
Canada MSRP Price: $13699 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


Fuel System

DFI® with Keihin 36mm throttle bodies


TCBI with electronic advance


6-speed, return shift

Final Drive

Sealed chain


Front Suspension / Wheel Travel

Inverted telescopic fork/4.7 in

Rear Suspension / Wheel Travel

Horizontal back-link swingarm/5.5 in

Front Tire

120/70 ZR17 Dunlop GPR-300F

Rear Tire

180/55 ZR17 Dunlop GPR-300

Front Brakes

Dual disc

Rear Brakes

Single disc


Frame Type

Tubular, diamond


25.0°/3.9 in

Overall Length

83.1 in

Overall Width

33.3 in

Overall Height

46.9 in

Ground Clearance

5.1 in

Seat Height

32.3 in

Curb Weight

474.1 lb**

Fuel Capacity

4.5 gal


57.9 in

Color Choices

Vintage Lime Green


12 Month Limited Warranty

Kawasaki Protection Plus™ (optional)

12, 24, 36 or 48 months





2019 Kawasaki Z900RS Cafe – Totalmotorcycle.com Canada Specifications/Technical Details


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 with ABS


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





2019 Kawasaki Z900RS Cafe – Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details





2019 Kawasaki Z900RS Cafe – Totalmotorcycle.com Australian Specifications/Technical Details



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