Kawasaki UK has released a teaser video of the Z900 RS on its social media handle, confirming that the retro version of the Z900 will be unveiled on 25th October at 2017 Tokyo Motor Show. Kawasaki Z900 RS is inspired from 1970's Kawasaki Z1. The Z900 RS will be built on the same trellis frame used in the Z900 and will share its components as well. It is expected that the Z900 RS will be powered by 998cc inline four-cylinder engine that produces 124 hp of power and 98 Nm of torque. According to the teaser, the Z900 RS will get LED headlamp cluster with LED turn indicators. Also, it will get more chrome on the exhaust and headlamp. The motorcycle will get upside down fork and radial brakes with chrome accents. Kawasaki Z900 RS will be sharing most of its components with the Z900, but will have a longer wheelbase at 1,470mm. The length has also been increased from 2065mm to 2100mm. It is expected that Kawasaki will launch the Z900 RS in India by 2018. The Japanese motorcycle manufacturer might also surprise us by showcasing this motorcycle at the 2018 Auto Expo in India.
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Kawasaki plans to introduce 11 new models in next two years. The company will introduce 675cc, three-cylinder, supercharged retro theme motorcycle, which is likely to be dubbed as H1. The smaller version is expected to be showcased at the 2017 EICMA and will hit the market by 2018.
Kawasaki India launched the Z900 in July 2017, replacing the Z800 in its product lineup. During the launch, the company introduced the Z900 with accessories at a price of Rs 9 lakh, ex-showroom, Delhi. But later the company re-introduced the Z900 without accessories, which was priced at Rs 7.68 lakh, ex-showroom, Delhi. The Z900 competes with the likes of Triumph Street Triple S, which is priced at Rs 8.50 lakh, ex-showroom, Delhi.