Kawasaki India has updated the Z900 in India to its latest avatar. While, coming to India as a Completely Built Unit, the 2019 Kawasaki Z900 is the cheapest inline four you can buy.
The new Z900 features a host of new upgrades. It gets an all-new trellis frame weighing just a 13.5kgs. So, the new frame helps in improved handling and performance. Also, aiding to its light weight is also a new extruded aluminium swingarm. Complementing the aggressive Supernaked styling, the Z900 LED taillight lights up in a “Z” pattern.
Yutaka Yamashita, MD from Kawasaki Motors India, told, “Z900 is considered as one of the most affordable in-line 4 superbikes in India. But not only the price, but due to its all-round package, Z900 has done really well in the Indian market. It is an ideal commuter during the week and fun to ride on the track. We would like to see our customers opting for Kawasaki genuine accessories to enhance the bike further.”
It rides on 41 mm inverted front fork featuring stepless rebound damping and spring preload adjustability. While rear suspension gets and monoshock unit with rebound damping and spring preload adjustability. It is positioned above the swingarm. Therefore, this arrangement contributes to mass centralisation.
Powering the Supernakes is a 4-Stroke In-Line four, Liquid cooled 998cc engine. It produces 125ps at 9,500rpm and 98.6Nm of torque at 7,700rpm. It comes mated to a six-speed transmission. Braking power comes from a dual semi-floating 300 mm petal discs at the front and a single 250 mm petal disc at the rear. ABS & slipper clutch comes as standard.
The bike gets a 17-litre tank and weighs 210kg. Also, seat height is at 795mm making it easier to handle for shorter riders.
The new 2019 Kawasaki Z900 is available for 7.98 lakhs (ex-showroom). It comes three dual-tone colours.Metallic Moondust Grey/Ebony, Pearl Flat Stardust White/Metallic Spark Black and Metallic Flat Spark Black/Metallic Spark Black. Likewise it competes with Triumph Street Triple S and Ducati monster 821.
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