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2023 Kawasaki Z900RS Launched | Price Starts At Rs 16.47 lakhs

If there's one motorcycle brand that is quite underrated yet very aspirational for some, then it has to be Kawasaki. The Japanese motorcycle manufacturer has a product portfolio for different genres of a motorcyclist. Today, one such genre of motorcyclist would be happy to know that the brand has launched the updated Kawasaki Z900RS at Rs 16.47 lakhs. (ex-showroom)

Kawasaki could not be able to meet the stringent BS6 emissions norms, and thus the Z900 was not on sale for a while. But now, the brand has taken an ambitious approach and brought in the new Kawasaki Z900RS with a 948cc inline four-cylinder engine that meets the RDE norms, which will be effective soon. Kawasaki believes- the all-new Z900RS will appeal to those who fondly recall the launch of the iconic "son of Z1," the Z900-B1, in 1977.

The design identity is typical of Kawasaki, with rounded LED headlamps, a slim tail lamp integrated with ribbed pattern seats, and a teardrop-shaped fuel tank. The 2023 Kawasaki Z900RS is 2,100mm long, 865mm wide, 1,150mm tall and has a 1,470mm long wheelbase. The bike weighs around 215kg. The seat height of the Z900RS is 835mm and gets a ground clearance of 135mm. With modern Retro Styling, Z900RS appeals to classic buyers preferring performance and looks. Kawasaki Z900RS will be available in two colours scheme- Candy Tone Blue and Metallic Diablo Black. It gets spoke-style cast wheels to look like classic wire-spoked wheels.

Kawasaki Z900RS gets a lightweight trellis frame chassis, with inverted front forks with around 120mm of wheel travel, whereas the rear gets a horizontal back-Link suspension with 140mm wheel travel. How well the ride quality performs out in the real world is something we can tell once we get to test-ride the bike. 

The powertrain duties are being fulfilled by an updated 948cc inline four-cylinder that produces around 110hp of peak power and 99Nm of torque. The engine comes mated with a 6-speed transmission with assist & slipper clutch.

The braking duties are being handled with dual semi-floating 300 mm discs with dual radial-mount, monobloc, as opposed to 4-piston callipers at the front. The rear setup includes a single 250 mm disc with a single-piston calliper. 

The 2023 Kawasaki Z900RS goes against Triumph Bonneville T100 and the Speed Twin. And Z900RS is being updated with the new RDE norms; it is here to rule the roads until the era of electric motorcycling takes over. BTW, do you know Kawasaki has showcased the prototype of its upcoming electric motorcycle based on the Z range of street naked at Intermot 2022 in Cologne, Germany?

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