Kawasaki Z900 will be going against Triumph Street Triple, Ducati Monster and BMW F900R.
Kawasaki has launched the 2023 Z900 in the Indian market at ₹8.93 lakh (ex-showroom). The motorcycle does not get any mechanical upgrades. Instead, there are cosmetic upgrades in the form of new dual-tone paint schemes. There is Metallic Phantom Silver with Metallic Carbon Gray and Ebony with Metallic Matte Graphene Steel Gray. Kawasaki is charging the same price for both colours.
Speaking of the changes first, the paint schemed does freshen up some of the design elements of the Z900. The frame and alloy wheels are either finished in red or green depending on the colour scheme that the person goes for. Up-front there is an aggressive LED headlamp, there is a muscular fuel tank with tank shrouds, a split seat setup and a Z-shaped LED tail lamp.
Kawasaki Z900 is powered by the same 948 cc, inline four-cylinder engine that is liquid-cooled and BS6 compliant. It produces 123.6 bhp at 9,500 rpm and 98.6 Nm of peak torque at 7,700rpm. It is mated to a six-speed gearbox and a side-slung exhaust design.
In terms of features, the Z900 comes with traction control that cuts out power delivery when it detects that the rear tyre has lost traction. There are two power modes, Low power and Full power. In Low power mode, the output is limited to 55 per cent. There are four riding modes, Sport, Road, Rain and Rider. In Rider, the person can set up the motorcycle according to his or her liking. There is a TFT screen for the instrument cluster which shows vital information and it also supports Bluetooth connectivity.
Suspension duties are done by 41 mm USD forks in the front and a mono-shock at the rear. Kawasaki is using a trellis frame made up of high-tensile steel. Braking duties are done by dual 300 mm petal discs in the front and a 250 mm petal disc at the rear.
First Published Date: 14 Sep 2022, 13:52 PM IST