Stock # ZR900NPFNN

2023 Kawasaki Z900RS ABS "YELLOW BALL" SPECIAL EDITION

Dealer Price $17,162 CAD
Overview

CHOOSE EITHER 4.99% FINANCING FOR 60 MONTHS (oac) OR FREE 1 YEAR KAWASAKI PROTECTION PLAN ($640 VALUE)

NO SURPRISES...our price includes all fees. HST and MTO licensing are the only extra charges.
NO MONEY DOWN, LOW 7.15% FIXED RATE FINANCING AVAILABLE FOR UP TO 84 MONTH TERM (on approved credit).
LOW COST DELIVERY available throughout southern Ontario. Contact us for a quote.

Standard 1 year / unlimited km warranty and up to 4 extra years Kawasaki Protection Plus (KPP) with Emergency Roadside Assistance available at extra cost.

There’s no place for fake in the lifestyle you choose. Kawasaki alone has the heritage to deliver yesterday’s values to today’s riders in a truly authentic Modern Classic bike. The visceral spirit of a 1970s legend – Kawasaki’s original king of cool Z1 – finds expression in the Z900RS, to satisfy the very essence of the rider you are now.

FEATURING

  • 948cc liquid-cooled, in-line four engine
  • assist & slipper clutch
  • authentic retro styling

ADDITIONAL VEHICLE FEATURES

  • Iconic teardrop fuel tank with “Yellow Ball” styling
  • Premium Brembo front brake package
  • High-grade Öhlins rear shock
  • Tuned stainless steel exhaust system
  • Round LED headlight
  • Bullet shaped analogue dials
Specifications
Model
Z900RS ABS SE
Year
2023
Sale Type
New
Manufacturer
Kawasaki
Color
METALLIC DIABLO BLACK
Engine Size
948 cc
technology

ASSIST & SLIPPER CLUTCH ASSIST & SLIPPER CLUTCH

Based on feedback from racing activities, the Assist & Slipper Clutch uses two types of cams (an assist cam and a slipper cam) to either drive the clutch hub and operating plate together or apart. 
 Under normal operation, the assist cam functions as a self-servo mechanism, pulling the clutch hub and operating plate together to compress the clutch plates. This allows the total clutch spring load to be reduced, resulting in a lighter clutch lever feel when operating the clutch. 
When excessive engine braking occurs  as a result of quick downshifts (or an accidental downshift)  the slipper cam comes into play, forcing the clutch hub and operating plate apart. This relieves pressure on the clutch plates to reduce back-torque and helps prevent the rear tire from hopping and skidding. This race-style function is particularly useful when sport or track riding. 

ELECTRONIC THROTTLE VALVES ASSIST & SLIPPER CLUTCH

Kawasaki fully electronic throttle actuation system enables the ECU to control the volume of both the fuel (via fuel injectors) and the air (via throttle valves) delivered to the engine. Ideal fuel injection and throttle valve position results in smooth, natural engine response and the ideal engine output. The system also makes a significant contribution to reduced emissions. 
Electronic throttle valves also enable more precise control of electronic engine management systems like S-KTRC and KTRC, and allow the implementation of electronic systems like KLCM, Kawasaki Engine Brake Control, and Electronic Cruise Control.

KTRC (KAWASAKI TRACTION CONTROL) ASSIST & SLIPPER CLUTCH

KTRC, Kawasaki's advanced traction control system provides both enhanced sport riding performance and the peace of mind to negotiate slippery surfaces with confidence. Multiple rider-selectable modes (the number of modes varies by model) offer progressively greater levels of intrusion to suit the riding situation and rider preference.

Less intrusive modes maintain optimum traction during cornering. Designed with sport riding in mind, they facilitate acceleration out of corners by maximizing forward drive from the rear wheel. And because Kawasaki’s sophisticated software bases its dynamic analysis on the chassis’ orientation relative to the track surface (rather than relative to a horizontal plane), it is able to take into account corner camber, gradient, etc., and adapt accordingly.

In the more intrusive modes (and for some models, in any mode), when excessive wheel spin is detected, engine output is reduced to allow grip to be regained, effectively enabling riders to negotiate both short, slippery patches (train tracks or manhole covers) and extended stretches of bad roads (wet pavement, cobblestone, gravel) with confidence.

Models equipped with IMU incorporate chassis-orientation feedback to offer even more precise management.

ECONOMICAL RIDING INDICATOR ASSIST & SLIPPER CLUTCH

Using high-precision electronic control for engine management, Kawasaki models can achieve a high level of fuel efficiency. However, fuel consumption is greatly affected by throttle use, gear selection, and other elements under the rider's control. The Economical Riding Indicator is a function that indicates when current riding conditions are consuming a low amount of fuel. The system continuously monitors fuel consumption, regardless of vehicle speed, engine speed, throttle position and other riding conditions. When fuel consumption is low for a given speed (i.e. fuel efficiency is high), an "ECO" mark appears on the instrument panel's LCD screen. By riding so that the "ECO" mark remains on, fuel consumption can be reduced. 
While effective vehicle speed and engine speed may vary by model, paying attention to conditions that cause the "ECO" mark to appear can help riders improve their fuel efficiency a handy way to increase cruising range. Further, keeping fuel consumption low also helps minimize negative impact on the environment.      

Sound Tuning

Kawasaki has long had a reputation for building great-sounding bikes – a characteristic inherent in the Kawasaki engine architecture – but it is only recently that effort has been put into crafting a specific auditory experience through careful sound tuning of either the intake or exhaust system.

 ABS (ANTI-LOCK BRAKE SYSTEM)

Kawasaki ABS systems use front and rear wheel sensors to constantly monitor wheel speed. Should information from either of the sensors indicate that wheel lock has occurred, the ABS ECU directs the pump in the ABS unit to modulate brake fluid pressure (releasing and reapplying pressure so that traction can be regained) until normal operation resumes. ABS offers rider reassurance that contributes to greater riding enjoyment.

HORIZONTAL BACK-LINK REAR SUSPENSION ASSIST & SLIPPER CLUTCH

Compared to the Kawasaki traditional Uni-Trak rear suspension, which mounts the shock unit vertically, with Horizontal Back-link Rear Suspension, the shock unit is almost horizontal. The original Kawasaki suspension arrangement locates the shock unit very close to the bike's center of gravity, greatly contributing to mass centralization. And because there is no linkage or shock unit protruding beneath the swingarm, this frees up space for a larger exhaust pre-chamber (an exhaust expansion chamber situated just upstream of the silencer). With a larger pre-chamber, silencer volume can be reduced, and heavy exhaust components can be concentrated closer to the center of the bike, further contributing to mass centralization. The result is greatly improved handling.
A secondary benefit is that the shock unit is placed far away from exhaust heat. Because it is more difficult for heat from the exhaust system to adversely affect suspension oil and gas pressure, suspension performance is more consistent.

ERGO-FIT

Proper fit is key for rider comfort and control. However, the ideal fit varies from rider to rider, depending on their physical dimensions and riding style.

ERGO-FIT is an interface system designed to allow riders to find their ideal riding position. Various points of the chassis interface (the handlebar, footpegs and seat, etc.) can be adjusted through a combination of interchangeable parts and parts with adjustable positions. This enables a wide range of riders to find a riding position that offers both comfort and control. Feeling at one with their machine, they will be able to experience how Kawasaki machines are fun and rewarding to ride.
*Adjustable parts and their range of adjustability vary by model.

power
Clutch
Wet multi-disc, manual
Engine
948cc, liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, DOHC 16-valve in-line four
Ignition
Digital
Starting
Electric
Final Drive
Chain
Fuel System
Fuel injection: ø36 mm x 4 with sub-throttles
Lubrication
Wet multi-disc, manual
Transmission
6-speed, return
Bore X Stroke
73.4 x 56.0 mm
Compression Ratio
10.8:1
performance
Frame
Trellis, high-tensile steel
Rear Tire
180/55ZR17M/C (73W)
Front Tire
120/70ZR17M/C (58W)
Rear Brake
ø250 mm disc with single-piston caliper
Front Brake
Dual semi-floating ø300 mm Brembo discs with radial-mount, Brembo M4.32 monobloc, opposed 4-piston calipers
Rake / Trail
25.0° / 98 mm
Steering Angle (L/R)
35° / 35°
Rear Suspension / Wheel Travel
Horizontal Back-link, Öhlins S46 gas-charged shock with rebound damping and spring preload adjustability / 140 mm (5.5 in)
Front Suspension / Wheel Travel
ø41 mm inverted fork with compression and rebound damping and spring preload adjustability / 120 mm (4.7 in)
details
Wheelbase
1,470 mm (57.9 in)
Curb Mass**
214 kg (472 lb)
Seat Height
810 mm (31.9 in)
Fuel Capacity
17 litres
Road Clearance
140 mm (5.5 in)
Instrumentation
Analogue-style speedometer and tachometer + multi-function LCD screen with gear position indicator, odometer, dual trip meters, fuel gauge, remaining range, current and average fuel consumption, coolant temperature, external temperature, clock and Economical Riding Indicator
Dimensions (L X W X H)
2,100 x 865 x 1,150 mm (82.7 x 34.1 x 45.3 in)
top features

RETRO STYLING2023 Kawasaki Z900RS ABS YELLOW BALL SPECIAL EDITION

AUTHENTIC Z1 STYLING

The Z900RS is the ultimate retro-sport Z that offers modern running gear and classic styling.

POWER & PERFORMANCE2023 Kawasaki Z900RS ABS YELLOW BALL SPECIAL EDITION

THE PERFECT BALANCE

The combination of a lightweight trellis frame and powerful engine allows the Z900RS motorcycle to achieve a superb balance of power and handling.

RIDER EXPERIENCE2023 Kawasaki Z900RS ABS YELLOW BALL SPECIAL EDITION

AUTHENTIC RIDING EXPERIENCE

Retro design meets modern technology and performance for superb riding comfort around town and on the highway.

HIGH-GRADE Z900RS VARIATION2023 Kawasaki Z900RS ABS YELLOW BALL SPECIAL EDITION

PLUSHER RIDE FEEL & TIMELESS Z STYLING

A high-grade variation of the Z900RS, the new Z900RS SE features a new Brembo brake package and a high-grade Öhlins rear shock to deliver a plusher ride feel and even greater control. The Z900RS SE recalls another of Kawasaki’s iconic old-school Z models with vivid “Yellow Ball” livery that is sure to turn heads and pluck nostalgic heartstrings.

 

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