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Hav­ing read the ar­ti­cle in the Au­gust is­sue on ‘Liv­ing with the Kawasaki Z900RS’, I would like to re­spond about the prac­ti­cal­ity of the fact that you also ‘don’t want to stick lug­gage on it!’ My wife and I have re­cently re­turned from a trip to Bruges on my Z900RS com­plete with Ox­ford Life­time pan­niers and tank bag. The lug­gage fit­ted bril­liantly to the bike and was well clear of the ex­haust pipe. My wife said she had plenty of room to sit and her boots re­mained snug on the rear foot­pegs. Yes, the seat is small com­pared to other bikes, but she also said that hav­ing been tour­ing with me round Europe on my Suzuki GSX1400 (I part-ex­changed it for the Z900RS) the Kawasaki was far more com­fort­able and she felt she could sit all day on the back. It han­dles re­ally well two-up with lug­gage and is ef­fort­less to ride. Please tell your read­ers not to be put off from tour­ing on this great ma­chine as it’s a joy to ride long-dis­tance. Bertie says: “Fair play to you and the wife, Guy! My feel­ing is that it’s just a shame to mar those beau­ti­ful lines with lug­gage, but it’s good to hear that you think it’s a fine tour­ing ma­chine.” Guy Taylor

Kawasaki Z900RS... ...it can be done!

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