Vehicle Profile

Rule the streets with Kawasaki’s throwback to the retro-classic bike, the 2020 Kawasaki Z900RS ABS motorcycle. This neo-retro Z brings modern technology like LED headlights and a multi-function LCD display together with a timeless design. Capture the spirit of 1973 with the raw performance and the enthralling sound of the 948cc engine. With sophisticated features including an Assist and Slipper clutch and horizontal back-link suspension, cruise the boulevard or head to the canyons with this timeless beauty.

Take it for a ride today

Kawasaki Technology

  • tech-LT-BG/ABS Created with Sketch.
  • tech-LT-BG/AssistSlipperClutch Created with Sketch.
  • tech-LT-BG/ ThrottleValves Created with Sketch.
  • tech-LT-BG/EcoRidingIndicator Created with Sketch.
  • tech-LT-BG/ErgoFit Created with Sketch.
  • tech-LT-BG/HorizBackLinkSus Created with Sketch.
  • tech-LT-BG/Sound-Tuning Created with Sketch.
  • tech-LT-BG/KTRC-3mode Created with Sketch.
  • Discover Kawasaki's Technology

ABS (Anti-lock Brake System)

Sudden over-application of the brakes, or braking on low-grip surfaces (surfaces with a low coefficient of friction) such as wet asphalt or manhole covers, may cause a motorcycle's wheel(s) to lock up and slip.

More Information

Assist & Slipper Clutch

Developed and tested through Kawasaki Factory racing, the Assist & Slipper Clutch utilizes two types of cams. An assist cam and a slipper cam enable the Assist & Slipper Clutch to function in two different ways, with the clutch hub working together or apart from the operating plate. Under normal operat

More Information

Dual Throttle Valves

Modern sportbikes often use large-bore throttle bodies to generate high levels of power. However, with large-diameter throttles, when a rider suddenly opens the throttle, the unrestricted torque response is anythin

More Information

Economical Riding Indicator

Using high-precision electronics 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 elemen

More Information

ERGO-FIT

ERGO-FIT is an interface system that allows a wide range of riders to feel at one with their machine.

More Information

Horizontal Back-link Rear Suspension

Horizontal Back-link Rear Suspension arranges its shock unit horizontally, greatly contributing to efficient use of space and mass centralization.

More Information

Sound Tuning

Sound tuning enhances the exhilaration a Kawasaki motorcycle offers by complementing the sensations the rider feels with a carefully crafted auditory component.

More Information

KTRC (Kawasaki TRaction Control)

KTRC (Kawasaki TRaction Control), Kawasaki's advanced traction control system, offers a selection of modes to suit a wide range of riding situations, from sport riding to touring.

More Information

Specifications

  • Engine

    Engine

    4-stroke, 4-cylinder, DOHC, 16-valve, liquid-cooled

    Displacement

    948cc

    Bore x Stroke

    73.4 x 56.0mm

    Compression ratio

    10.8:1

    Fuel system

    DFI® with Keihin 36mm throttle bodies

    Ignition

    TCBI with electronic advance

    Transmission

    6-speed, return shift

  • Suspension

    Front suspension / wheel travel

    Inverted telescopic fork with (10-way) adjustable compression and rebound (12-way) damping, spring preload/4.7

    Rear suspension / wheel travel

    Horizontal back-link swingarm with stepless adjustable rebound damping and spring preload/5.5 in

    Front tire

    120/70 ZR17

    Rear tire

    180/55 ZR17

    Rake/Trail

    25.0°/3.9 in

    Ground clearance

    5.1 in

    Wheelbase

    57.9 in

  • Totals

    Maximum Torque

    72.3 lb-ft @ 6,500 rpm

    Overall length

    83.1 in

    Overall width

    34.1 in

    Overall height

    46.5 in

    Seat height

    32.9 in

    Curb weight

    471.9 lb**

    Fuel capacity

    4.5 gal

  • General

    Final drive

    Sealed chain

    Frame Type

    Tubular, diamond

    Color Choices

    Candytone Green

    Kawasaki Protection Plus (optional)

    12, 24, 36 or 48 months

  • Brakes

    Front brakes

    Dual disc ABS

    Rear brakes

    Single disc ABS

  • Guarantee

    Warranty

    12 Month Limited Warranty

**Curb weight includes all necessary materials and fluids to operate correctly, full tank of fuel (more than 90 percent capacity) and tool kit (if supplied).

Specifications subject to change

KAWASAKI CARES: Always wear a helmet, eye protection, and proper apparel. Never ride under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Read Owner’s Manual and all on-product warnings. Professional rider shown on a closed course. ©2019 Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A.

×
Loading...
close spinner
three sixty view