Kawasaki has announced the SE variant of its Z900 in the UK. The new variant of the Japanese roadster benefits from higher-spec hardware over the standard motorcycle. The Indian launch details for the new Kawasaki Z900 SE are not available yet. While we await those details, here we explain the motorcycle in detail.
The design of the Z900 SE remains identical to the standard motorcycle. However, this variant features a revised paint theme. Unlike the standard Z900 which is available in three colour choices, the SE version can be bought in a single paint option – Metallic Spark Black with Candy Lime Green. The Metallic Spark Black is the base while the highlights of Candy Lime Green are visible on the headlight mask, body panels, frame, and engine cowl.
The hardware on this new variant, as mentioned above, is higher-spec than the standard model. The suspension tasks on the new Z900 SE are performed by adjustable front forks and an Ohlins-sourced S46 rear mono-shock. The front forks are adjustable for compression and rebound damping and spring preload. The rear mono-shock features rebound damping and spring preload adjustability. The braking setup gets an upgrade too. The anchoring hardware on the Z900 SE includes Brembo M4.32 callipers with 300mm Brembo front brake discs and stainless steel brake lines.
The mechanical specifications remain identical to the standard model and the new Z900 SE continues to use the same Euro5-compliant 948cc, inline four-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine as the standard model. Linked to a six-speed gearbox, the motor is tuned to deliver 123.64bhp of power at 9,500rpm and 98.6Nm of peak torque at 7,700rpm.
The feature list, too, remains similar to the standard model, and the Z900 SE retains an LED headlight with LED DRL at the front, an LED taillight, LED turn indicators, and a colour TFT display with Bluetooth connectivity. The rider aids include selectable power mode (Full and Low), three riding modes (Sport, Road, and Rain), traction control system, and ABS.
The higher-spec SE variant carries a price premium over the standard model. This higher-spec model has been priced at 10,749 British pounds (Rs 10.88 lakh) as against 9,299 British pounds (Rs 9.42 lakh) for the base model.