Kawasaki Z900RS Cafe – True Spirit

The Kawasaki Z900RS Cafe revives the true heritage of the original iconic Z1. Tracing its roots back to the Super Four model Z1 of 1972 with an evocative, lairy green and white paint job to ensure that you really stand out from the crowd. Powered by a very responsive 948cc inline 4 cylinder engine that delivers an exciting 111PS, it’s also equipped from standard with an assisted lightweight slipper clutch,

The chassis of the Z900RS Cafe with its upside down forks, horizontal back link rear shock absorber and light weight cast aluminium wheels offers excellent handling characteristics.

Twin mode traction control on the Kawasaki Z900RS Cafe ensures that not only does the bike deliver safe and consistent forward propulsion, it also helps enormously towards the life expectancy of the tyres.

The Z900RS Cafe ABS braking system comprises of 300mm twin brake discs, gripped by a pair of radially mounted calipers that are controlled by a radial-pump front brake master cylinder offer uncomprimised levels of braking with minimal effort required by the rider.

The classic looking dual dial instrument panel that consists of an analogue speedo and tachometer also houses a multifunction LCD screen that balance the retro looks with modern functionality.

The Kawasaki Z900RS Cafe comes with a two year unlimited mileage warranty. Please talk to our staff to find out more about the Kawasaki factory warranty extension to four years that is available or have a look at the warranty tab on this page.

Have a look at the stunning Kawasaki Z900RS, it is simply magnificent.

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Kawasaki Z900RS Cafe Top Features


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


ABS (Anti-lock Brake System) ensures stable braking performance by preventing wheel lock during braking.

Horizontal Back-link Rear Suspension

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

Assist & Slipper Clutch

Based on racing technology, the Assist & Slipper Clutch acts as both a back-torque limiter and a self-servo mechanism that enables a lighter clutch lever pull.

Dual Throttle Valves

Dual Throttle Valves offer increased power and greater ease of use care of a second set of ECU-controlled throttle valves.

Economical Riding Indicator

The Economical Riding Indicator is a mark appearing on the instrument panel to indicate favourable fuel consumption, encouraging fuel efficient riding.

KTRC (2-mode)

Two modes KTRC cover a wide range of riding conditions, offering either enhanced sport riding performance or the peace of mind to negotiate slippery surfaces with confidence.


Japanese Universal Motorcycle

Homage to the original Kawasaki Classic.

Kawasaki Z900RS Cafe and its sister version Kawasaki Z900RS are a Kawasaki love letter to the original 1972 Kawasaki Z1 and 1976 Kawasaki Z2, not only did the original bikes broke multiple records they also are considered some of the most influential and defining motorcycles of all time. Building a motorcycle that would be a fitting homage to the original was no easy task. However to much delight of the motorcycling community Kawasaki has done an outstanding job. The Z900RS Cafe doesn’t only work as a “Retro” bike. In its own right it is a spectacular bike that puts many of the contemporary supernakeds to shame.


A True Spirit

Heritage, character and authenticity.

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 Cafe, to satisfy the very essence of the rider you are now.


Unmistakable Shapes

Beautiful classic features. 

As the Classic and Retro style bikes gained popularity throughout the 2010’s Kawasaki realised that they have to respond to the growing segment. They also realised they will need to take their bike’s style and quality to another level to make a real impact within the modern retro category. With gorgeous paint schemes, closely replicating the original patterns, countless details, such as tear drop shaped tank, “duckbill” tail, bikini fairing, analogue clocks, air cooling like fins on the side of the engine and stainless steel polished exhaust to name just a few, it’s safe to say that Kawasaki has created something really special. They have fulfilled their task extremely well, designing a spectacular bike that turns heads wherever it arrives.


Master of all

Perfect balance of usability and performance.

Beating heart of the Kawasaki Z900RS Cafe is the 948cc inline four cylinder engine, used on the Z1000, Z1000SX and the Versys 1000, but with reduced size by 100cc. Engine was designed to replicate the sound and character of the original. Kawasaki Z900RS Cafe engine produces 111bhp at 8500 rpm and 98nm of torque at 6500rpm, making for a brilliant road bike engine, with very strong low and mid range torque, with plenty of top end thrills. Furthermore to ensure easy and pleasant operation, Kawasaki Assisted Slipper clutch is equipped on the Z900RS Cafe making for a featherlight operation.




Instruments Analogue and digital combined
Warranty 2 years unlimited mileage
Service Interval 12 months / 7500 miles
Valve Clearance 15000 miles


Frame Trellis, high-tensile steel
Wheelbase 1,470 mm
Trail 98 mm
Front Suspension Upside down forks
Front Wheel 17" Diecast - Multispoke
Front Wheel Travel 120 mm
Front Brake
Front Tyre 120/70ZR17M/C (58W)
Rear Suspension Horizontal Back-link with rebound damping and spring preload adjustability
Rear Wheel 17" Diecast - Multispoke
Rear Wheel Travel 140 mm
Rear Brake
Rear Tyre 180/55ZR17M/C (73W)
Fuel Capacity 17 Litres
Dry Weight
Wet Weight
Seat Height 802 mm
Max Height 1,190 mm
Max Length 2,100 mm (Width 845 mm)


Type Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke In-Line Four
Displacement 948
Bore And Stroke 73.4 x 56 mm
Compression Ratio 10.8:1
Power 82 KW (111 PS) @ 8,500 rpm
Torque 98.5 Nm (10kgf/m) @ 6,500 rpm
Fuel Delivery Fuel injection: Ø 36 mm x 4 with sub-throttle
Exhaust 4:1
Emissions Euro 4
Gearbox 6 Speed
Ratio 1=(35/13) 2=(35/17) 3=(33/20) 4=(31/22) 5=(33/27) 6=(30/29)
Primary Drive 1.627 (83/51)
Final Drive Sealed Chain
Clutch Wet Multi Disc

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