Kawasaki 2018 Z900

Brand: Kawasaki Bike Type: Naked

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Z900

Kawasaki has long believed that Supernaked models should be more than supersport machines stripped of their full-fairing bodywork. Designed with sugomi performance for maximum riding pleasure, the Z900 mounts a 948 cm³ In-Line Four engine in an ultra-lightweight frame. The choice of a 900cc-class In-Line Four was no accident; every twist of the throttle is rewarded by crisp, smooth response and exhilarating acceleration. But although the engine becomes more exciting the higher the revs climb, its smooth power delivery makes it extremely manageable. The lightweight chassis offers the same duality; nimble handling lends itself to spirited sports riding, while the Z900’s light weight and low seat height make it easy to control. Like many legendary Kawasaki 900cc-class In-Line Four machines (Z1, Ninja/GPz900R, Ninja ZX-9R), the Z900’s package delivers a sublime balance of power and handling – ideal for a Supernaked model.

Sugomi performance meets a sublime balance of power & handling

Offering excitement that increases as the revs climb, sugomi performance ensures that riding the Z900 is a visceral experience. The crisp response of the its In-Line Four engine is perfectly balanced by its light, agile handling. Exhilarating without being overly intimidating, the combination is simply sublime.

Exciting In-Line Four Engine

Powerful 948 cm³ liquid-cooled, 4-stroke In-line Four engine has a quick-revving character and a strong mid-range hit that pulls strongly to the redline. Adding to rider exhilaration, a distinct intake note encourages you to twist the throttle. Silky smooth power delivery facilitates control while contributing to rider comfort and confidence

Digital Fuel Injection

Liquid-cooled, DOHC, 16-valve 948 cm³ In-line Four offers impressive power (92.2 kW (125 PS)) and strong torque. Bore and stroke of 73.4 x 56.0 mm were chosen to achieve the desired engine character.

Exhaust System

The exhaust system features a 4-into-1-pre-chamber-into-silencer layout. The header pipes and pre-chamber are unitised. ø35 mm exhaust headers contribute to high-rpm performance. Joint pipes linking the exhaust headers (headers 1-4, 2-3 are linked) contribute to stronger mid-range torque for improved feeling.

Enhanced Intake Note

After the 2014-2017 Z1000, the Z900 is the second model to benefit from “sound research” in crafting its intake note. Shape of the airbox was designed based on acoustic tests. The distinct intake note of the Z900 is clear and exhilarating. The frequency of the note varies with engine speed, adding to riding impact – especially at high rpm. Airbox inlet faces upwards, making the intake note easier to hear for the rider.

Horizontal Back-Link Rear Suspension

Rear suspension positions the shock unit and linkage above the swingarm. This arrangement contributes to mass centralisation, while ensuring that the suspension is located far enough from the exhaust that operation is not affected by heat.

Inverted Front Forks

41 mm inverted front fork features stepless rebound damping and spring preload adjustablility in the left fork tube. Adjusters are conveniently located on the fork top cap.

Fuel Tank

The 17 Litre Fuel tank is narrow at the rear, making it easy for riders to grip the bike with their knees.

Compact Front Cowl

Houses a dual-bulb headlamp with single position lamp. Sharp meter cover contributes to the aggressive Z styling. Close-fitting bodywork with minimum overhang contributes to a slim appearance and a high quality image. Sharp front and rear turn signals complement the aggressive Z styling.

Aggressive Ninja Styling

Key sugomi design elements, like its crouching stance, low positioned head and upswept tail, give the Z900 a distinct silhouette, making it instantly recognisable as Z Supernaked model. Designed to make viewers fall in love at first sight, the Z900’s aggressive Z styling is complemented by elegant bodywork flowing from head to tail, combined with minimalist cover in the engine area 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.

Sport Riders Seat

Thanks to the low seat height and the bike’s slim overall design, it’s easy to keep both feet firmly on the ground when stopped, an important consideration for many riders. 795 mm seat height enables a wide range of riders to enjoy the Z900 with confidence.

Compact Multi-Function Instrumentation

Stacked instrument cluster features an easy-to-read layout. Analogue-style tachometer features a gear position indicator. Tachometer offers three selectable display modes, allowing riders to tune their instrumentation to suit their preference. The tachometer also doubles as a shift up indicator, flashing at the set rpm. LCD screen features white letters on a black background. Other display functions include: odometer, dual trip meters, fuel gauge, remaining fuel range, current and average fuel consumption, coolant temperature, clock and the Economical Riding Indicator.

MODEL Z900  ZR900BJF
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ENGINE TYPE Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke In-Line Four
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DISPLACEMENT 948 cm³
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BORE X STROKE 73.4 x 56.0 mm
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COMPRESSION RATIO 11.8:1
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VALVE SYSTEM DOHC 16 valve
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FUEL SYSTEM Fuel injection: Ø 36 mm x 4 (Keihin) with oval sub-throttles
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IGNITION Digital
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STARTING Electric
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TRANSMISSION 6-speed, return
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FINAL DRIVE Sealed chain
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PRIMARY REDUCTION RATIO 1.627 (83/51)
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1ST 2.692 (35/13)
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2ND 2.059 (35/17)
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3RD 1.650 (33/20)
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4TH 1.409 (31/22)
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5TH 1.222 (33/27)
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6TH 1.034 (30/29)
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FINAL DRIVE REDUCTION RATIO 2.933 (44/15)
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CLUTCH Wet Multi-disc, manual
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FRAME:
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TYPE Trellis, high-tensile steel
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WHEEL TRAVEL FRONT 120 mm
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WHEEL TRAVEL BACK 140 mm
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TYRE:
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FRONT 120/70ZR17 (58W)
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REAR 180/55ZR17M/C (73W)
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CASTER (RAKE) 24.5°
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TRAIL 103 mm
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STEERING ANGLE (RIGHT/LEFT) 33° / 33°
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SUSPENSION:
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FRONT 41 mm inverted fork with rebound damping and spring preload adjustability
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REAR Horizontal Back-link with rebound damping and spring preload adjustability
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BRAKES:
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FRONT Dual semi-floating ø300 mm petal discs with dual opposed 4 piston calipers and ABS
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REAR Single 250 mm petal disc with single piston caliper and ABS
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DIMENSIONS:
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L X W X H 2,065 x 825 x 1,065 mm
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WHEELBASE 1,450 mm
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GROUND CLEARANCE 130 mm
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SEAT HEIGHT 795 mm
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CURB MASS 210 kg
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FUEL CAPACITY 17 litres
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PERFORMANCE
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MAX POWER 92 kW (125PS) / 9,500 rpm
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MAX POWER WITH RAM AIR NA
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MAXIMUM TORQUE 99 N-m
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COLOUR/S Pearl Mystic Gray with Metallic Flat Spark Black or Candy Persimmon Red with Metallic Spark Black
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WARRANTY 24 Months Unlimited Kilometres

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