2024 Kawasaki Z900 ABS Guide

2024 Kawasaki Z900 ABS
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2024 Kawasaki Z900 ABS: EXCEPTIONAL DOMINATION.

Introducing the 2024 Kawasaki Z900 ABS…

The Z spirit finds its latest expression in the Sugomi styled Z900. Power to the max, instinctive handling and traction control redefine the supernaked experience. LED lights and a TFT display bring the newest tech. Push boundaries and dominate your ride. Available from October 2023

The 2024 Z900 ABS naked sportbike features a host of advanced features and epitomizes Kawasaki’s belief of what the ideal supernaked should be. At 948cc with an ultra-lightweight chassis, every ride is met with exceptional power, responsiveness and excitement. The Z900 ABS features a 948cc liquid-cooled, in-line four-cylinder engine, trellis frame, Sugomi-inspired Z styling, Kawasaki TRaction Control (KTRC), Power Mode and Integrated Riding Modes selection, Smartphone Connectivity via RIDEOLOGY THE APP*, TFT Color Instrumentation, LED headlamp, position lamp & license plate lamp, and Dunlop Sportmax RoadSport 2 Tires.

 

 

 

2024 Kawasaki Z900 ABS Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

  • 948cc LIQUID-COOLED, INLINE FOUR-CYLINDER ENGINE
  • STRONG & LIGHTWEIGHT TRELLIS FRAME
  • HIGHLY RESPONSIVE FRONT & REAR SUSPENSION
  • SUGOMI-INSPIRED Z STYLING
  • Kawasaki TRaction Control (KTRC)
  • Power Mode and Integrated Riding Modes selection
  • Smartphone Connectivity via RIDEOLOGY THE APP
  • TFT Color Instrumentation with Smartphone Connectivity
  • Aggressive styling with LED headlamp, position lamp & license plate lamp
  • Dunlop Sportmax RoadSport 2 tires

 

 

 

2024 Kawasaki Z900 ABS Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

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 liquid cooled 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 relieve pressure to 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/H2R. 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 high rpm 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-to midrange 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.

Transmission

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

Electronic Riding Aids:

Kawasaki Traction Control System (KTRC)(KP)

  • 3-mode system covers a wide range of riding conditions, offering either enhanced sport riding or rider assurance by facilitating smooth riding on slippery surfaces.
  • Modes 1 and 2 control ignition timing like Sport-Kawasaki Traction Control (S-KTRC), which uses complex analysis to predict when traction conditions are about to become unfavorable and act before wheel slippage exceeds the range for optimal traction. Mode 3 has higher sensitivity and controls ignition timing, fuel and air for ultra-smooth operation.
  • A switch on the left handlebar switch housing gives the rider the option to turn the system off.

Power Mode

  • Allows riders to set power characteristics to suit riding conditions and style. Riders can choose between full power operation or low power, which is approximately 55 percent of full with a milder throttle response.

Integrated Riding Modes:

Sport, Road, Rain, Rider (manual)

  • All-inclusive modes that link KTRC, Power Mode and KECS allow riders to efficiently set traction control, power delivery and suspension character to suit a given riding situation.
  • Riders can choose from Sport, Road, Rain or a manual setting (Rider). In the manual Rider mode each of the systems can be set independently.

– Sport: enables riders to enjoy sporty riding on winding roads.

– Road: offers comfortable riding over a wide range of situations, from city riding to highway cruising and rural roads.

– Rain: offers rider reassurance when riding on a wet road surface.

RIDING MODE KTRC POWER MODE

Sport 1 F

Road 2 F

Rain 3 L

Rider (manual) 1,2,3 or Off F or L

 

CHASSIS

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 are arranged 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.

Brakes

  • 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 lowgrip 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.
  • Dunlop Sportmax RoadSport 2 tires contribute to light handling.

 

ERGONOMICS

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 emphasized by slim, close-fitting bodywork gives the bike a light, agile image that reflects its sporty performance.
  • Compact shrouds, fuel tank cover, under cowl and swingarm pivot cover contribute to the sharp image.
  • 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.

STYLING

 

TFT Color Instrumentation

  • All-digital 4.3-inch TFT (thin-film transistor) color instrumentation gives the cockpit a high-tech, highgrade appearance.
  • TFT delivers a high level of visibility. The screen’s background color is selectable (black or white), and screen brightness adjusts automatically to suit available light.
  • Display functions include: digital speedometer, digital bar-style tachometer, gear position indicator, shift lamp, fuel gauge, odometer, dual trip meters, current and average fuel consumption, remaining range, average speed, total time, coolant temperature, clock, battery voltage, Kawasaki service reminder, oil change reminder and the Kawasaki Economical Riding Indicator.
  • Bluetooth chip allows connection to smartphone and RIDEOLOGY THE APP.

 

TFT Colour Instrumentation
The new all-digital TFT colour instrumentation gives the cockpit a high-tech, high-grade appearance. The new meter also offers additional features unavailable on the previous model.

Latest Evolution of Z Sugomi Styling

While the Z900’s distinctive sugomi design elements (crouching stance, low-positioned head and upswept tail) remain unchanged, its eye-catching styling benefits from a number of updates that make its aggressive design even sharper.

Power Mode Selection

A choice of Full Power or Low Power modes allows riders to set power delivery to suit preference and conditions. Low Power mode limits output to approximately 55% of Full Power. (The reduced power, which varies according to engine speed (rpm) and throttle position, offers enhanced manageability.)

All-LED Lighting

New LED headlamp, position lamps, licence plate lamp and turn signals† add to the Z900’s sharper new styling.

KTRC (Kawasaki Traction Control)

Kawasaki’s advanced traction control system provides both enhanced sport riding performance and the peace of mind to negotiate low-traction surfaces with confidence. Three riderselectable modes offer progressively greater levels of intrusion to suit the riding situation and rider preference.

Integrated Riding Modes

All-inclusive Riding modes that link KTRC and Power Mode allow riders to easily set traction control and power delivery to suit a given riding situation. Riders can choose from three settings (Sport, Road, Rain) or a manual setting (Rider). In the manual Rider mode, each of the systems can be set independently

Smartphone Connectivity

A Bluetooth technology built into the instrument panel enables riders to connect to their motorcycle wirelessly. Using the smartphone application “RIDEOLOGY THE APP,” a number of instrument functions can be accessed, contributing to an enhanced motorcycling experience.

New Tyres

New Dunlop Sportmax Roadsport 2 tyres contribute to the Z900’s superb handling character.

 

 

 

2024 Kawasaki Z900 ABS – Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $9,799 to $10,099 USD
Canada MSRP Price: $11,699 CDN
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £9,699 to 9,799 GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)

POWER
Engine 4-stroke, 4-cylinder, DOHC, 16-valve, liquidcooled
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

Electronic Rider Aids
Integrated Riding Modes, Kawasaki TRaction Control (KTRC), Power Modes (2), Integrated Riding Modes
Maximum Torque 73.1 lb-ft @ 7,700 rpm

PERFORMANCE
Front Suspension / Wheel Travel
41mm inverted fork with rebound damping 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
Rear Tire 180/55 ZR17
Front Brakes Dual 300mm petal-style discs with four-piston calipers, ABS Rear Brakes Single 250mm petal-style disc with single-piston caliper, ABS

DETAILS
Frame Type Trellis, high tensile steel
Rake/Trail 24.9°/4.3 in
Overall Length 81.5 in
Overall Width 32.5 in
Overall Height 42.5 in
Ground Clearance 5.7 in
Seat Height 31.5 in
Curb Weight 467.5 lb*
Fuel Capacity 4.5 gal
Wheelbase 57.3 in
Special Features Rideology the App Smartphone Connectivity, TFT Instrumentation
Color Choices Candy Persimmon Red/Ebony, Metallic Spark Black/Metallic Matte Dark Gray
Warranty 12 Month Limited Warranty
Kawasaki Protection Plus (optional)
12, 24, 36 or 48 months

 

 

 

2024 Kawasaki Z900 ABS – Totalmotorcycle.com  Canadian Specifications/Technical Details

POWER
Engine 4-stroke, 4-cylinder, DOHC, 16-valve, liquidcooled
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

Electronic Rider Aids
Integrated Riding Modes, Kawasaki TRaction Control (KTRC), Power Modes (2), Integrated Riding Modes
Maximum Torque 73.1 lb-ft @ 7,700 rpm

PERFORMANCE
Front Suspension / Wheel Travel
41mm inverted fork with rebound damping 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
Rear Tire 180/55 ZR17
Front Brakes Dual 300mm petal-style discs with four-piston calipers, ABS Rear Brakes Single 250mm petal-style disc with single-piston caliper, ABS

DETAILS
Frame Type Trellis, high tensile steel
Rake/Trail 24.9°/4.3 in
Overall Length 81.5 in
Overall Width 32.5 in
Overall Height 42.5 in
Ground Clearance 5.7 in
Seat Height 31.5 in
Curb Weight 467.5 lb*
Fuel Capacity 4.5 gal
Wheelbase 57.3 in
Special Features Rideology the App Smartphone Connectivity, TFT Instrumentation
Color Choices Candy Persimmon Red/Ebony, Metallic Spark Black/Metallic Matte Dark Gray
Warranty 12 Month Limited Warranty
Kawasaki Protection Plus (optional)
12, 24, 36 or 48 months

 

 

 

2024 Kawasaki Z900 ABS – Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details

Engine

Engine type

Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke In-Line Four

Displacement

948 cm³

Bore x stroke

73.4 x 56 mm

Compression ratio

11.8:1

Valve system

DOHC, 16 valves

Fuel system

Fuel injection: Ø 36 mm x 4 with sub-throttle

Starting System

Electric

Lubrication

Forced lubrication, wet sump

 

Performance & Transmission

Maximum power

92.2 kW {125 PS} / 9,500 rpm

Fuel consumption

5.7 l/100 km

Power down kit 85 kW

Available

CO2 emission

132 g/km

Maximum torque

98.6 N•m {10.1 kgf•m} / 7,700 rpm

Transmission

6-speed

Final drive

Sealed chain

Primary Reduction Ratio

1.627 (83/51)

Gear Ratios 1st

2.692 (35/13)

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

1.034 (30/29)

Final reduction ratio

2.933 (44/15)

Clutch

Wet multi-disc, manual

 

Brakes & Suspension

Brakes, front

Dual semi-floating 300 mm petal discs. Caliper: Dual opposed 4-piston

Brakes, rear

Single 250 mm petal disc. Caliper: Single-piston

Suspension, front

41 mm inverted fork with rebound damping and spring preload adjustability

Suspension, rear

Horizontal Back-link with rebound damping and spring preload adjustability

 

Frame & Dimensions

Frame type

Trellis, high-tensile steel

Trail

110 mm

Wheel travel front

120 mm

Wheel travel rear

140 mm

Tyre, front

120/70ZR17M/C (58W)

Tyre, rear

180/55ZR17M/C (73W)

Steering angle, left / right

33° / 33°

L x W x H

2,070 x 825 x 1,080 mm

Wheelbase

1,455 mm

Ground clearance

145 mm

Fuel capacity

17 litres

Seat height

820 mm

Curb mass

212 kg

 

 

 

 

 

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