Kawasaki has unveiled the updated version of its street naked motorcycle, the Kawasaki Z900, at EICMA 2019. The bike has gained new electronics, instrumentation and tyres with the MY2019 update. Besides that, the new Z900 also meets the upcoming Euro-V emission norms.
With the newly unveiled Kawasaki Z H2 taking the crown for being a maniac street naked in the Green Monster’s line-up, the Z900 is not positioned as a sensible yet aggressive offering. The underpinnings remain the same. The bike is suspended on 41 mm upside-down fork with rebound damping and spring preload adjustability at the front and a horizontal back-link monoshock with similar levels of adjustability at the rear. Kawasaki has also added a new set of Dunlop Sportmax Roadsport 2 tyres for improved handling.
The Kawasaki Z900 gains a swanky-new 10.9 cm TFT screen with Bluetooth for smartphone connectivity. Functions that can be seen on the smartphone screen include vehicle information such as remaining fuel, distance covered and maintenance schedule. Call and Email notification icon is also on offer which will pop up on the screen. An under-seat USB power socket is also on offer. Braking duties are taken care of by semi-floating 300 mm petal discs with 4-piston callipers at the front and single 250 mm disc at the rear and a single-piston calliper.
At the heart of the 2020 Kawasaki Z900 is a 948 cc in-line, 4-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine. Coupled to a 6-speed gearbox and a slipper clutch, the engine produces 125 PS of power and 98.6 Nm of torque. The exhaust pre-chamber has been added to add on to the auditory experience. Besides that, the Kawasaki Z900 now comes with three-level traction control and two power modes. The bike also gets 4 riding modes (Sport, Road, Rain and Manual).
New colour options for the 2020 Kawasaki Z900 include:
- Metallic Graphite Grey
- Metallic Spark Black plus Candy Lime Green
- Metallic Spark Black and Pearl Blizzard White
- Metallic Spark Black
- Metallic Spark Black/Metallic Flat Spark Black
The 2020 Kawasaki Z900 tips the scales at 210 kg which is the same as the BS-IV version sold in India. However, the ground clearance has increased by 15 mm to 145 mm. The seat height has increased by 25 mm to 820 mm.