ALL-NEW 2018
Z900RS CAFE

MSRP $11,499 Destination Charge $370
  • Vintage Lime Green
    Vintage Lime Green
LIMITED PRODUCTION MODEL

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  • A RETRO TAKE ON RETRO

    A RETRO TAKE ON RETRO

    Following in the footsteps of the Z900RS, retro meets modern with the café-racer inspired all-new 2018 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.
    Non U.S. model specs may be depicted. Equipment illustrated and specifications may vary to meet individual market
  • CAFE Exclusives

    CAFE Exclusives

    • Compact fairing exudes café-racer style and helps to deflect wind away from the rider
    • A unique Vintage Lime Green color scheme with white racing stripes pays tribute to the iconic Kawasaki Superbike graphics of the 70's and 80's
    • Drop-style 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 contributes to a low 32.3-in. seat height, providing an attractive sculpted shape and supportive padding
    • Exhaust tuned to deliver an appealing iconic rumble during engine start and idling
    Non U.S. model specs may be depicted. Equipment illustrated and specifications may vary to meet individual market
  • Authentic Styling

    Authentic Styling

    • Throwback Vintage lime green paint scheme highlight an iconic teardrop fuel tank and premium finishes
    • Stainless steel exhaust system with chromed double-walled headers and short megaphone silencer features a brushed finish which highlights the retro-sport image
    • Round LED headlight and oval LED taillight blend retro and modern designs
    • The high-tech multi-function LCD screen nestled between bullet shape analogue dials, featuring classic chrome bezels create a balance of retro style mixed with modern functionality
    • A classic look with pin striping and high-quality paint demonstrates superb craftsmanship
    Non U.S. model specs may be depicted. Equipment illustrated and specifications may vary to meet individual market
  • Double Wall Construction

    Double Wall Construction

    Inner pipes are slimmer than the outer pipes which contribute to strong low-mid range focused performance
  • Smooth and Powerful

    Smooth and Powerful

    Inline four delivers strong acceleration and silky-smooth performance for cruising at higher rpms
  • Ride Easy

    Ride Easy

    Seat is well cushioned and comfortable for extended highway cruising and enhanced road bump absorption
    Non U.S. model specs may be depicted. Equipment illustrated and specifications may vary to meet individual market
  • Tuned Exhaust Note

    Tuned Exhaust Note

    Tuned to deliver an appealing iconic rumble during engine start and idling
  • Lightweight Trellis Frame

    Lightweight Trellis Frame

    The modern lightweight trellis frame provides the strength to harness the inline 4-cylinder power and the balanced flex to achieve responsive and agile handling
  • KTRC (Kawasaki TRaction Control)

    KTRC (Kawasaki TRaction Control)

    Contributing to rider reassurance, the Z900RS CAFE is equipped with advanced Kawasaki rider support technology. KTRC features two modes that cover a wide range of riding conditions, offering either enhanced sport riding performance or the peace of mind to negotiate slippery surfaces with confidence
  • Assist and Slipper Clutch

    Assist and Slipper Clutch

    Race-inspired clutch technology offers both a much lighter feel at the lever, as well as a back-torque limiting function that helps prevent rear-wheel hop when downshifting
     
  • Suspension

    Suspension

    • 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
  • Ergonomics & Experience

    Ergonomics & Experience

    • Low seat height for easy reach to the ground and enhanced rider confidence
    • Relaxed upright riding position accommodates both comfortable cruising and sporty riding
    • Drop-style handlebar provides ideal leverage for cornering and low-speed maneuvering
    Non U.S. model specs may be depicted. Equipment illustrated and specifications may vary to meet individual market
  • Brakes

    Brakes

    • Modern radial-mount calipers and radial-pump front brake master cylinder contribute to a firm, progressive feel and powerful braking performance
    • 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
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Power
Engine
4-stroke, 4-cylinder, DOHC, 16-valve, liquid-cooled
Displacement
948cc
Bore x Stroke
73.4 x 56.0mm
Compression Ratio
10.8:1
Fuel System
DFI® with Keihin 36mm throttle bodies
Ignition
TCBI with electronic advance
Transmission
6-speed, return shift
Final Drive
Sealed chain
Performance
Front Suspension / Wheel Travel
Inverted telescopic fork (10-way) with adjustable compression and rebound (12-way) damping, spring preload/4.7
Rear Suspension / Wheel Travel
Horizontal back-link swingarm with stepless adjustable rebound damping and spring preload/5.5 in
Front Tire
120/70 ZR17 Dunlop GPR-300F
Rear Tire
180/55 ZR17 Dunlop GPR-300
Front Brakes
Dual disc ABS
Rear Brakes
Single disc ABS
Details
Frame Type
Tubular, diamond
Rake/Trail
25.4°/3.5 in
Overall Length
82.7 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
Wheelbase
57.9 in
Color Choices
Vintage Lime Green
Warranty
12 Month Limited Warranty
Kawasaki Protection Plus™ (optional)
12, 24, 36 or 48 months

**Curb weight includes all necessary materials and fluids to operate correctly, full tank of fuel (more than 90 percent capacity) and tool kit (if supplied).

Specifications subject to change.

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