Kawasaki Z900RS Cafe

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The Z900RS Cafe uses the same 948cc wa­ter-cooled in­line four as the Z900RS, it­self based on the Z900 from 2017 but de­tuned to 110bhp in­stead of the Z900’s 123bhp and with some ob­vi­ous cos­metic dif­fer­ences (such as fake air-cool­ing fins, for ex­am­ple). The Z900RS Cafe shares the same chas­sis as the Z900RS with up­side-down forks, ra­dial brake calipers, a hor­i­zon­tal rear shock and slip­per clutch. Two-mode trac­tion con­trol of­fers a ba­sic safety aid. In con­trast to the range of cus­tomiz­ing ac­ces­sories avail­able to the BMW and Tri­umph, Kawasaki’s list is lim­ited to prac­ti­cal­i­ties such as heated grips, a cen­tre­stand, en­gine and frame pro­tec­tors and an Akrapovic slip-on end can.

SPEC Price £10,792 En­gine 948cc in­line four, 4v per cyl, l/c Power 110bhp @ 8500rpm Torque 73lb·ft @ 6500rpm Trans­mis­sion 6-speed, chain Chas­sis tubu­lar steel trel­lis Front sus­pen­sion 41mm forks, 120mm travel, ad­justable preload, re­bound and com­pres­sion damp­ing Rear sus­pen­sion monoshock, 140mm travel, ad­justable preload and re­bound damp­ing Front brakes 300mm discs, 4-pis­ton calipers Rear brake 250mm disc, 1-pis­ton caliper Front tyre 120/70 ZR17 Rear tyre 180/55 ZR17 Wheel­base 1470mm Rake/trail 25°/98mm Seat height 820mm Kerb weight 216kg Fuel ca­pac­ity 17 litres PCP FI­NANCE Price £10,792 De­posit £2000 Monthly re­pay­ments 36 x £118.16 Op­tional fi­nal pay­ment £5934 APR 6.3% To­tal payable £12,187.76 An­nual mileage 5000

A café racer in name alone

Hor­i­zon­tal rear shock moves its weight to­wards the bike’s cen­tre Ra­dial front brake calipers pro­vide strong stop­ping power for the large Kawasaki

Solid, chunky switchgear in­cludes rocker switch to ad­just two-level trac­tion con­trol Clas­si­cally styled twin di­als even use a sim­i­lar type­face to the clocks on Kawasaki’s orig­i­nal Z1

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