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The package that delivers a sublime balance of power and handling

Kawasaki has long believed that Supernaked models should be more than supersport machines stripped of their full-fairing bodywork. Designed with sugomi performance for maximum riding pleasure, the Z900 mounts a 948 cm³ In-Line Four engine in an ultra-lightweight frame. The choice of a 900cc-class In-Line Four was no accident; every twist of the throttle is rewarded by crisp, smooth response and exhilarating acceleration. But although the engine becomes more exciting the higher the revs climb, its smooth power delivery makes it extremely manageable. The lightweight chassis offers the same duality; nimble handling lends itself to spirited sports riding, while the Z900’s light weight and low seat height make it easy to control. Like many legendary Kawasaki 900cc-class In-Line Four machines (Z1, Ninja/GPz900R, Ninja ZX-9R), the Z900’s package delivers a sublime balance of power and handling – ideal for a Supernaked model.

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SUGOMI PERFORMANCE MEETS A SUBLIME BALANCE OF POWER & HANDLING

Offering excitement that increases as the revs climb, sugomi performance ensures that riding the Z900 is a visceral experience. The crisp response of the its In-Line Four engine is perfectly balanced by its light, agile handling. Exhilarating without being overly intimidating, the combination is simply sublime.

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EXCITING IN-LINE FOUR ENGINE

Powerful 948 cm³ liquid-cooled, 4-stroke In-line Four engine has a quick-revving character and a strong mid-range hit that pulls strongly to the redline. Adding to rider exhilaration, a distinct intake note encourages you to twist the throttle. Silky smooth power delivery facilitates control while contributing to rider comfort and confidence

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DIGITAL FUEL INJECTION

Liquid-cooled, DOHC, 16-valve 948 cm³ In-line Four offers impressive power (92.2 kW (125 PS)) and strong torque. Bore and stroke of 73.4 x 56.0 mm were chosen to achieve the desired engine character.

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EXHAUST SYSTEM

The exhaust system features a 4-into-1-pre-chamber-into-silencer layout. The header pipes and pre-chamber are unitised. ø35 mm exhaust headers contribute to high-rpm performance. Joint pipes linking the exhaust headers (headers 1-4, 2-3 are linked) contribute to stronger mid-range torque for improved feeling.

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ENHANCED INTAKE NOTE

After the 2014-2017 Z1000, the Z900 is the second model to benefit from “sound research” in crafting its intake note. Shape of the airbox was designed based on acoustic tests. The distinct intake note of the Z900 is clear and exhilarating. The frequency of the note varies with engine speed, adding to riding impact – especially at high rpm. Airbox inlet faces upwards, making the intake note easier to hear for the rider.

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ASSIST & SLIPPER CLUTCH

Assist & Slipper Clutch was developed based on feedback from racing activities. The clutch uses two types of cams (an assist cam and a slipper cam), offering two functions not available on a standard clutch.

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HORIZONTAL BACK-LINK REAR SUSPENSION

Rear suspension positions the shock unit and linkage above the swingarm. This arrangement contributes to mass centralisation, while ensuring that the suspension is located far enough from the exhaust that operation is not affected by heat.

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INVERTED FRONT FORKS

41 mm inverted front fork features stepless rebound damping and spring preload adjustablility in the left fork tube. Adjusters are conveniently located on the fork top cap.

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EXTRUDED ALUMINIUM SWINGARMM

Extruded aluminium swingarm weighs only 3.9 kg, contributing to low unsprung weight, which in turn contributes to the bike’s light, nimble handling.

Engine Type Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke In-Line Four
Displacement 948 cm³
Bore x Stroke 73.4 x 56.0 mm
Compression Ratio 11.8:1
L x W x H 2,055 x 825 x 1,065 mm
Ground Clearance 130 mm
Seat height 795 mm
Fuel capacity 17 litres
Curb Mass 210 kg (includes full fuel tank and all fluids at optimum levels)
Colour/s Metallic Flat Spark Black with Metallic Spark Black or Mettalic Moondust Grey with Ebony

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