The Z900 is Kawasaki’s newest naked in the country, and replaces the Z800. It uses a bigger engine, which is a downsized version of the Z1000’s and offers 125PS of power. The design is more modern looking than the Z800, and is curvier, with the stance of a litre-class motorcycle. The headlights are not LED units though the tail light is a Z-shaped LED unit. Performance from the inline four cylinder engine is explosive, and the bike can give superbikes a run for their money with its agility and mind numbing acceleration. In fact acceleration is so fierce you might have trouble keeping the front end down in the first three gears. The six-speed gearbox the engine is mated to is a slick-shifting close ratio gearbox tuned to offer excellent in gear acceleration for short quick rides. The chassis is a trellis frame which is lighter and is an evolution of the Z800’s with a new subframe. The upside down forks upfront and monoshock at the rear with a linkage are meant to provide a supple ride while not compromising on sporting handling. On paper it sounds very promising. Here we put the bike through its paces to tell you what it is capable of.
Kawasaki India launched the new Z900, 2017 Ninja 650 and Z650 in India. It showcased the Ninja 300 and Versys 650 with new colours. Kawasaki launched three new motorcycles - the Z900, Z650 and 2017 Ninja 650 today. The Z900 and Z650 are naked streetfighter motorcycles while the Ninja 650 is a faired motorcycle offered from Kawasaki. The Z900 replaces the popular Z800 and priced at Rs 9 lakh with accessories (ex-showroom Delhi). The Kawasaki Z650 and the 2017 Ninja 650 have been priced at Rs 5.19 lakh and Rs 5.69 lakh respectively (ex-showroom, Delhi). Kawasaki also showcased the Ninja 300 and Versys 650 with new colours which have been priced at Rs 3.64 lakh and Rs 6.60 lakh respectively (ex-showroom, Delhi) . Kawasaki also announced that all the new motorcycles will get optional accessories including Akrapovic exhaust system.