2023 Kawasaki Z900RS CAFE hits global markets

2023 Kawasaki Z900RS CAFE hits global markets

August 28, 2022, 12:15 a.m.
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The 2023 Kawasaki Z900RS CAFE gets traction control (Photo credit: Kawasaki)

Japanese automaker Kawasaki has unveiled the 2023 version of the Z900RS CAFE bike for global markets. It should also make its way to India.

On the strength side, the two-wheeler sports a retro-inspired look and offers many features, including a traction control system.

It runs on a 948cc inline-four engine that produces a maximum power of 109hp.

Why is this story important?

  • Barring minute cosmetic changes, the 2023 Kawasaki Z900RS CAFE looks nearly identical to its predecessor. This should attract the attention of many buyers in the world markets.
  • The motorcycle is also expected to arrive in India as a fully built unit (CBU) in limited numbers. Once launched, the competition in the segment will be raised.

The bike has 17 inch wheels and gold stripes

The 2023 Kawasaki Z900RS CAFE sits on a high-tensile steel trellis frame. It sports Metallic Diablo Black paint, a gold Kawasaki logo and two gold stripes on the bubble fairing and fuel tank.

The bike has a round headlight and semi-digital dash and rolls on 17-inch wheels.

It can store 20.4 liters of fuel and tips the scales at 216 kg.

It is backed by a 109 hp and 948 cc engine

The new Kawasaki Z900RS CAFE is powered by a 948cc, 4-stroke, DOHC, 16-valve, liquid-cooled engine that generates a maximum power of 109hp and a maximum torque of 98.5Nm. The engine is mated to a gearbox 6-speed gears.

There are disc brakes at both ends

To ensure rider safety, the Kawasaki Z900RS CAFE is equipped with disc brakes on the front and rear wheels, as well as dual-channel ABS and traction control for better handling on the roads.

Suspension duties on the bike are taken care of by inverted telescopic forks up front and a rear-linked horizontal swingarm in the rear.

2023 Kawasaki Z900RS CAFE: Pricing and Availability

In the United States, the 2023 version of the Kawasaki Z900RS CAFE has a price tag of $12,399 (about Rs. 10 lakh). The high-end two-wheeler is expected to arrive in our country next year.

Richard Dement

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