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Kawasaki Z900 RS [2018-2019]

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Key specs
  • Displacement948 cc
  • Transmission6 Speed Manual
  • Kerb Weight215 kg

Last known Avg. Ex-showroom price

₹ 15,67,399

Kawasaki Z900 RS [2018-2019] is now discontinued in India.

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Kawasaki Z900 RS [2018-2019] Summary

Z900 RS [2018-2019] key highlights

Engine Capacity 948 cc
Transmission 6 Speed Manual
Kerb Weight 215 kg
Fuel Tank Capacity 17 litres

About Z900 RS [2018-2019]

Kawasaki’s entry to the retro movement is this, the Z900 RS. It harks back to the Z1, but with modern touches. It is based on the Z900 streetbike, which means it has all the reliability of modern technology, but the engine has been detuned for less power and more torque over a larger rev range. The figures stand at 110bhp and 98Nm, and a slipper clutch is standard. Interestingly, the Z900 RS gets radially mounted brake callipers, which the streetbike does not. Like the Z1, the seating posture is upright and easy on the rider. A single seat is the norm, and retro touches like a two-tone paint scheme and round headlamp contribute to the theme. Switchable ABS is present, as is traction control with three modes, including an ‘off’ setting. The instrument console follows the twin pod school of design, but with a twist – there is a central digital display that shows the rider a wealth of information. The riding position is quite upright, meaning that the daily commute is a real possibility with this seating position.

The Z900 RS has been launched with an astronomical price tag of over Rs 15 lakhs, as it is imported as a CBU from Japan. As such, it is significantly more expensive than its direct rivals like the Triumph Bonneville T100, Ducati Scrambler and BMW RnineT.
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Kawasaki Z900 RS [2018-2019] Expert Opinion

  • Good Things

    • 110bhp motor is refined
    • Loaded with top-class electronics
    • Very good service reach
  • Could be Better

    • Extremely pricey
    • Available only in one colour
    • Instrument cluster doesn’t look modern

BikeWale's Take

The Z900 RS is one exclusive motorcycle from Kawasaki India. This modern retro gets the same motor as on the Z900, and the electronics too. But in order to make it a special bike, Kawasaki India has priced it quite expensive. This makes it the least enticing motorcycle in its lineup. 

Z900 RS [2018-2019]


  • Power & PerformancePower & Performance

    Fuel Type Petrol

    Max Power 108.4 bhp @ 8,500 rpm

    Max Torque 98.5 Nm @ 6,500 rpm

    Cooling System Liquid Cooled

    Transmission 6 Speed Manual

    Transmission Type Chain Drive

    Emission Standard BS-IV

    Displacement 948 cc

    Cylinders 4

    Bore 73.4 mm

    Stroke 56 mm

    Valves Per Cylinder 4

    Compression Ratio 10.8:1

    Ignition Digital

    Spark Plugs 1 Per Cylinder

    Clutch Wet Multi-Disc

    Fuel Delivery System Fuel Injection

    Fuel Tank Capacity 17 litres

    Reserve Fuel Capacity --

    Riding Range Maximum distance a petrol bike can travel on a full fuel tank and an electric bike can travel on a full charge --

    Mileage - ARAI --

    Mileage - Owner Reported BikeWale collects mileage information from bike owners to provide you with the actual mileage that you might get. --

    Top Speed --

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  • Brakes, Wheels & SuspensionBrakes, Wheels & Suspension

    Braking System CBS, IBS, SBT, UBS, HBS - Combined braking of both front and rear wheel | ABS - Anti-lock braking system which can be just for front wheel (single channel) or both wheels (dual channel) or can be switched off (switchable) | E-ABS - Electronic assisted braking system | Standard - Cable operated Dual Channel ABS

    Front Brake Type Disc

    Front Brake Size 300 mm

    Front Tyre Size 120/70ZR17 M/C (58W)

    Rear Tyre Size 180/55ZR17 M/C (73W)

    Tyre Type Tubeless

    Rear Brake Type Disc

    Rear Brake Size 250 mm

    Calliper Type Front-4 Piston Rear-Single Piston Calliper

    Front Wheel Size 17 inch

    Rear Wheel Size 17 inch

    Radial Tyres Yes

    Wheel Type Alloy

    Front Suspension ø41 mm inverted fork with compression and rebound damping

    Rear Suspension Horizontal Back-link

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  • Dimensions & ChassisDimensions & Chassis

    Kerb Weight 215 kg

    Overall Length 2,100 mm

    Overall Width 865 mm

    Wheelbase 1,470 mm

    Ground Clearance 130 mm

    Seat Height 835 mm

    Overall Height 1,150 mm

    Chassis Type Trellis, High-Tensile Steel

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Odometer Digital

DRLs (Daytime running lights) --

Mobile App Connectivity --

Pillion BackrestNo

Pillion GrabrailYes

Pillion SeatYes

GPS & Navigation --

USB charging port --

Front storage box --

Under seat storage --

AHO (Automatic Headlight On) --

Speedometer Analogue

Fuel Guage Yes

Tachometer Analogue

Stand Alarm --

Stepped Seat Yes

No. of Tripmeters 2

Tripmeter Type Digital

Low Fuel Indicator Yes

Low Oil Indicator Yes

Low Battery Indicator Yes

Pillion FootrestYes

Digital Fuel GuageYes

Start TypeElectric Start

Shift LightYes



Electric System12V DC

BatteryMaintenance Free

Headlight TypeLED Headlamp

Headlight Bulb Type--

Brake/Tail LightLED Taillamp

Turn SignalYes

Pass LightYes

Additional features--

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Kawasaki Z900 RS [2018-2019] User Reviews

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  •  5Best bike for daily use and the most refillable bike i have ever 2 years ago by Sankalp Mohanty, Jajpur (Orissa)

    The classic looks in this beast attracted me towards it.I use this bike as a daily driver and it has never failed to do it's job.very comfortable n very well balanced riding posture pros- -refined and powerful engine -sporty and powerful bike with classic looks -very co

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    • Owned for

      < 3 months

    • Ridden for

      10000-15000 kms

  •  5Grow-up your attitude 3 years ago by Dr.Himanshu Tiwari, Robertsganj

    The kawasaki z900 has aggressive and muscular attitude.The mass is forward biased, and all that muscle makes this kawasaki look very aggressive, and ready to sprint even when standing still. It's not drop dead gorgeous, at least to me, but keep looking at it, and the ka

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    • Used it for


    • Owned for

      Never owned

    • Got mileage of

      45 kmpl

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