The new Z900 epitomizes Kawasaki's belief of what the ideal supernaked bike should be. Every twist of the throttle is rewarded with crisp, exhilarating acceleration, and an ultra-lightweight chassis lends itself to spirited sport riding. Designed for maximum riding pleasure, this sublime balance of power and handling make the z900 exceptionally exciting and easy to ride.
|Type||4-stroke, In-Line Four|
|Bore and stroke||73.4 x 56.0 mm|
|Valve system||DOHC, 16 valves (4 valves per cylinder)|
|Fuel system||36 mm x 4 with sub-throttles|
|Lubrication||Forced lubrication (wet sump)|
|Front: type||Dual semi-floating 300 mm petal discs|
|Front: calipers||Dual opposed 4-piston|
|Rear: type||Single 250 mm petal disc|
|Rear: calipers||Single-piston caliper|
|Overall length||2,100 mm|
|Overall width||825 mm|
|Overall height||1,065 mm|
|Ground clearance||130 mm|
|Seat height||795 mm|
|Curb mass**||210 kg|
|Fuel capacity||17 litres|
|Primary reduction ratio||1.627 (83/51)|
|Gear ratio: 1st||2.692 (35/13)|
|Gear ratio: 2nd||2.059 (35/17)|
|Gear ratio: 3rd||1.650 (33/20)|
|Gear ratio: 4th||1.409 (31/22)|
|Gear ratio: 5th||1.222 (33/27)|
|Gear ratio: 6th||1.034 (30/29)|
|Final reduction ratio||2.933 (44/15)|
|Clutch||Wet multi-disc, manual|
|Type||Trellis, high-tensile steel|
|Wheel travel: front||120 mm (4.7 in.)|
|Tire: front||120/70-ZR17M/C (58W)|
|Wheel travel: rear||140 mm|
|Tire: rear||180/55-ZR17M/C (73W)|
|Steering angle (left/right)||33° / 33°|
|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|
Factory Limited Warranty Owner's Warranty Guide
This model comes with 12 months factory limited warranty.
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Horizontal Back-link Rear Suspension
Compared to Kawasaki's traditional Uni-Trak rear suspension, which mounts the shock unit vertically, with Horizontal Back-link rear suspension, the shock unit is almost horizontal. Kawasaki's original suspension arrangement locates the shock unit very close to the bike's centre of gravity, greatly contributing to mass centralisation. And because there is no linkage or shock unit protruding beneath the swingarm, this frees up space for a larger exhaust pre-chamber (an exhaust expansion chamber situated just upstream of the silencer). With a larger pre-chamber, silencer volume can be reduced, and heavy exhaust components can be concentrated closer to the centre of the bike, further contributing to mass centralisation. The result is greatly improved handling.
Another benefit is that the shock unit is placed far away from exhaust heat. Because it is more difficult for heat from the exhaust system to adversely affect suspension oil and gas pressure, suspension performance is more stable. Horizontal Back-link rear suspension offers numerous secondary benefits like this.
Assist & Slipper Clutch
Based on feedback from racing activities, the Assist & Slipper Clutch uses two types of cams (an assist cam and a slipper cam) to either drive the clutch hub and operating plate together or apart.
Under normal operation, the assist cam functions as a self-servo mechanism, pulling the clutch hub and operating plate together to compress the clutch plates. This allows the total clutch spring load to be reduced, resulting in a lighter clutch lever feel when operating the clutch.
When excessive engine braking occurs – as a result of quick downshifts (or an accidental downshift) – the slipper cam comes into play, forcing the clutch hub and operating plate apart. This relieves pressure on the clutch plates to reduce back-torque and help prevent the rear tyre from hopping and skidding.
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* The Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price does not include freight, pre-delivery inspection or applicable taxes. The final price is at the discretion of the dealer. Prices and Specifications are subject to change without prior notice. The amount indicated as "Your price" may include an optional instant Mega Cash credit that is deducted from the manufacturer's suggested retail price before taxes. This promotion is time limited and certain conditions will apply. See your dealer for complete details. Offer not available on financed purchases and cannot be combined with any other special offers. The final price is at the discretion of the dealer. Prices and Specifications are subject to change without prior notice.
** Includes all necessary materials and fluids to operate correctly, full tank of fuel (more than 90% of capacity) and tool kit (if supplied)
‡ Power / Torque figures measured at the crankshaft.
The specifications mentioned here apply to and have been achieved by production models under standard operating conditions. We intend only to give a fair description of the vehicle and its performance capabilities but these specifications may not apply to every machine supplied for sale. Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. reserves the right to alter specifications without prior notice. Equipment illustrated and specifications may vary to meet individual markets. Available colours may vary by market.