2023 Kawasaki Z900 RS Launched in India at Rs 16.47 lakh

2023 Kawasaki Z900 RS Launched in India at Rs 16.47 lakh

Kawasaki has reintroduced the Z900RS in India. It comes with a price tag of Rs 16.47 lakh (ex-showroom, India). The 2023 Z900RS has arrived in India via the CBU route. This leads to massive import duties/taxes and it costs more than the ZX-10R superbike.

The Z900RS keeps the 948cc liquid-cooled inline-four engine from the Z900 naked bike. This retuned engine produces a max power of 111 hp at 8,500 rpm and 98.5 Nm of peak torque at 6,500 rpm. Power output is down by 14 hp when compared to the Z900. But peak torque remains constant and is delivered 1,200rpm earlier in the rev range.

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While the Z900RS shares the same main frame as the Z900 but the subframe has been redesigned to accommodate the classic stepped single-piece seat. The fuel capacity is 17 litres, the same as the Z900. The Z900 retains the twin 300mm front and single 250mm rear disc brakes. It comes with a dual-channel ABS as standard.

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The Z900RS replaces the Z900's full-colour TFT dash with twin analogue dials with a small digital inset. While its styling is retro but some features make it a modern machine. Metallic Diablo Black/Metallic Imperial Red and Candy Tone Blue are the two colours available for the Kawasaki Z900RS. 

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The Z900RS is a pricey proposition at Rs 16.47 lakh. We expect it to sell in very limited numbers, much like it did before the BS6 era. Its closest competitor is the Triumph Speed Twin 1200, which is less expensive due to local assembly.

Kawasaki also sells the Z650RS for a much more affordable Rs 6.92 lakh (ex-showroom, India). It has similar design elements and the Ninja 650's 650cc parallel-twin engine.

Related Questions and Answers

Most Popular Answers for Kawasaki Z900
What do you think about Z900 or TNT 600?
2023-01-14 10:41:37 AM

The Kawasaki Z900 is a powerful naked-sport bike that comes with a refined engine and advanced electronic features. The BS6 version of the bike has been upgraded with a new LED headlight, a TFT instrument console with smartphone connectivity, four riding modes, three-level traction control system, and two power modes. Despite meeting the BS6 emission norms, the bike still manages to produce 125PS and 98.5Nm of power via its 948cc, inline-four cylinder engine, mated to a 6-speed transmission aided by a slip and assist clutch. 

While we still await the BS6 Benelli TNT 600i, the Z900 is a great option for those looking for a powerful bike with a lot of features. However, if you are looking for a verdict, we suggest you take a test ride of both the bikes to decide which one suits your needs best.

Which bike to buy, Kawasaki Z900 or Suzuki GSX-S1000GT?
2023-01-14 10:38:52 AM

The 2021 Kawasaki Z900 is an excellent choice for those looking for a value-for-money deal. It offers great performance and features at an affordable price. It boasts of a powerful 948cc inline-4 engine, producing 125 hp and 98.6 Nm of torque. It comes mated to a 6-speed gearbox, and is loaded with features like a slipper clutch, upright riding position, and a sporty design. The bike also offers good fuel efficiency, with an ARAI-certified mileage of 18 km/l. The bike’s handling is also good, thanks to its lightweight trellis frame and adjustable suspension. 

In terms of safety, the bike is loaded with features like dual-channel ABS and dual-channel traction control. However, Suzuki GSX-S1000GT has yet to be launched in India, and we advise you to wait for the bike to get launched before making a decision. In the meantime, you can stay tuned for further updates by following the link provided.

I am having trouble deciding between the Honda CBR650R and Kawasaki Z900.
2023-01-14 10:35:32 AM

When it comes to choosing between the Kawasaki Z900 and the Honda CBR650R, the decision comes down to several factors such as budget, brand preference, serviceability, engine preference, etc. The Kawasaki Z900 is one of the most cost-effective inline-four naked big bikes and comes with a powerful 125PS motor. It also offers TFT instrumentation, traction control, Bluetooth connectivity, riding modes, all-LED illumination, and stunning looks. 

On the other hand, the Honda CBR650R is powered by a 649cc, liquid-cooled, inline-four engine that has been upgraded for a stronger mid-range. It now produces 87PS at 12,000rpm and 57.5Nm at 8500rpm. Furthermore, the bike features new graphics, a revised LED headlight reflector profile, and a USB Type-C port for under-seat charging. We suggest taking a test ride to get a better understanding of its performance and riding comfort.

What is the service cost of Kawasaki Z900?
2023-01-14 10:33:20 AM

The service cost for the Kawasaki Z900 depends on the type of services you need and the number of kilometers you have driven. It is advised to get the service cost estimated from your nearest dealership as they would be able to provide you with a more accurate estimate.