2022 Kawasaki Z900 RS SE

True Spirit - An Exclusive Limited Edition

starting from £12,499

Your lifestyle has no place for fake. If you seek a Modern Classic with the heritage to deliver yesterday’s values, yet with technical features and suspension upgrades focused on today’s roads, the Z900RS SE is the only answer. An Öhlins rear unit and retuned front suspension plus other detail touches match the visceral spirit of a 1970s legend, the iconic Z1. Looks, show and go, the Z900RS SE has it all.

Key Features

Iconic "Yellow Ball" Styling

DDrawing from Kawasaki’s collection of legendary machines, the Z900RS SE’s styling is reminiscent of the iconic “Yellow Ball,” a black and yellow version of the orange and brown “Fireball” paint of the original Z1.

Radial-pump

Radial-pump front brake master cylinder also contributes to the superb control and feel offered by the calipers. For added braking reassurance, ABS is a standard feature on the Z900RS SE.

Brembo Brakes

Front brake package with Brembo components (discs, calipers, pads) offers stronger stopping power and contributes to even more precise control and greater ease of use

Assist & Slipper Clutch

Race-inspired clutch technology offers both a much lighter feel at the lever, as well as a back-torque limiting function that helps prevent rear-wheel hop when downshifting.

Supple Suspension

Complementing the large diameter inverted fork, Öhlins rear suspension offers both increased ride comfort and a more planted feel.

Kawasaki’s First Tuned Exhaust Note

While Kawasaki In-Line Four engines are historically renowned for their great-sounding exhausts, this the first time that Kawasaki has conducted sound research to craft a model’s ideal exhaust note. Designed to elicit rider response, the sound tuning focused on the engine’s initial roar to life, idling and low-speed riding where the rider is best able to enjoy the exhaust’s deep rumble.

Strong, Smooth In-Line Four Engine

Like the Z1, the Z900RS features a 948cc-class In-Line Four – an engine configuration that inherently offers a great balance of power and manageability. Tuning focuses on the low-mid range. Revs build in a measured, but very determined manner, giving the rider a sense of connectedness between the throttle and rear wheel.

KTRC (Kawasaki TRaction Control)

Contributing to rider reassurance, the Z900RS SE is equipped with advanced Kawasaki rider support technology. KTRC features two modes that cover a wide range of riding conditions, offering either enhanced sport riding performance or the peace of mind to negotiate slippery surfaces with confidence. Riders may also elect to turn the system off.

Technology

ERGO-FIT


ERGO-FIT is an interface system that allows a wide range of riders to feel at one with their machine. Genuine Kawasaki Accessories may need to be purchased for certain Ergo Fit adjustments.

ABS


ABS (Anti-lock Brake System) ensures stable braking performance by preventing wheel lock during braking.

Horizontal Back-link Rear Suspension


Horizontal Back-link Rear Suspension arranges its shock unit horizontally, greatly contributing to efficient use of space and mass centralisation.

Assist & Slipper Clutch


Based on racing technology, the Assist & Slipper Clutch acts as both a back-torque limiter and a self-servo mechanism that enables a lighter clutch lever pull.

KTRC (1-mode)


KTRC (Kawasaki TRaction Control) offers rider reassurance by preventing rear wheel spin on various surfaces.

Dual Throttle Valves


Dual Throttle Valves offer increased power and greater ease of use care of a second set of ECU-controlled throttle valves.

Economical Riding Indicator


The Economical Riding Indicator is a mark appearing on the instrument panel to indicate favourable fuel consumption, encouraging fuel efficient riding.

Available Colours

Metallic Diablo Black

Specification

Engine

Engine Type Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke In-Line Four
Displacement 948 cm³
Bore x stroke 73.4 x 56 mm
Compression ratio 10.8:1
Valve system DOHC, 16 valves
Fuel system Fuel injection: Ø 36 mm x 4 with sub-throttle
Starting System Electric
Lubrication Forced lubrication, wet sump
Brakes & Suspension

Brakes, front Dual semi-floating 300 mm discs. Caliper: Dual radial-mount, monobloc, opposed 4-piston
Brakes, rear Single 250 mm disc. Caliper: Single-piston
Suspension, front 41 mm inverted fork with compression and rebound damping and spring preload adjustability
Suspension, rear Horizontal Back-link, gas-charged shock with rebound damping and spring preload adjustability
Performance & Transmission

Maximum power 82 kW {111 PS} / 8,500 rpm
Fuel Consumption 5.2 l/100 km
CO2 emission 124 g/km
Maximum torque 98.5 N•m {10 kgf•m} / 6,500 rpm
Transmission 6-speed
Final drive Sealed chain
Primary Reduction Ratio 1.627 (83/51)
Gear Ratios 1st 2.917 (35/12)
Gear Ratios 2nd 2.059 (35/17)
Gear Ratios 3rd 1.650 (33/20)
Gear Ratios 4th 1.409 (31/22)
Gear Ratios 5th 1.222 (33/27)
Gear Ratios 6th 0.967 (29/30)
Final reduction ratio 2.800 (42/15)
Clutch Wet multi-disc
Frame & Dimensions

Frame type Trellis, high-tensile steel
Trail 98 mm
Wheel travel front 120 mm
Wheel travel rear 140 mm
Tyre, front 120/70ZR17 M/C (58W)
Tyre, rear 180/55ZR17 M/C (73W)
Steering angle, left / right 33° / 33°
L x W x H 2,100 x 865 x 1,150 mm
Wheelbase 1,470 mm
Ground clearance 130 mm
Fuel capacity 17 litres
Seat height 835 mm
Curb mass 215 kg