Kawasaki India has just launched the Z900 RS in the country at a price of Rs 15.30 lakh (ex-showroom). The new Kawasaki Z900 RS takes its inspiration from the company's Z1 that was popular during 1970s. The Kawasaki Z900 RS arrives in India via the CBU (Completely Built Up) route that somewhat justifies its high price tag. The launch of the retro classic motorcycle comes as a surprise as Kawasaki did not even showcase the motorcycle at Auto Expo 2018. The motorcycle has been launched in India in two colours namely candytone orange and candytone brown. The Kawasaki Z900 RS source power from a 948cc, inline four-cylinder engine mated to a six-speed transmission. The engine is good for churning out respective power and torque output of 110 hp and 98.5 Nm. The braking to the new Kawasaki Z900 RS is taken care of with the help of dual 300mm disc brakes at the front along with a single 250mm disc brake at the rear. An ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System) is offered with the motorcycle for added safety and convenience. The new Kawasaki Z900 RS has been integrated with features like a full LED headlamp, traction control system and a lot more.
The new Kawasaki Z900 RS sits on a trellis frame and it offers an upright riding position to the rider. The suspension system of the new Kawasaki Z900 RS comprises of 41mm inverted forks at the front along with a monoshock with adjustable rebound and preload at the rear. The instrument cluster of the bike comes with twin analog dials to give that retro touch.
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Commenting on the launch of Kawasaki Z900 RS in India, Yutaka Yamashita, Managing Director of India Kawasaki Motors said, “We decided to launch Z900RS, as there is eagerness and excitement among our smattering Indian customers for this high range premium product. We hope that Z900RS will create a league of its own.”