Kawasaki Z900RS Official Thread

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by quint7, Sep 15, 2016.

  1. quint7

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    All things Z900RS

    Thread originated with rumors I found about development of a new Kawasaki "Zephyr" and then covered the development and release of the Z900RS for the 2018 model year. Lots of that info has been removed from this thread or the links no longer work, but the current posts are about the bike since it's release so join in.

    Kawasaki lets the Good Times roll!

    Quint7,
    2018 Z #1694 (black on black with Givi racks!)


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  2. Drop_Center

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    Looks like a long awaited 919 replacement if I ever saw one
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  3. Powerslave

    Powerslave n00by tires that would be

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    Looks great!
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  4. Scooterdoodler

    Scooterdoodler Long timer

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    If the production version looks anything like the photo.....and they can resist the pressure to paint the entire thing in some sucky grey or flat black....

    I'm 'in'.
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  5. Powerslave

    Powerslave n00by tires that would be

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    Agreed. Id like to see a decent capacity fuel tank and cruise control. I'll start shopping for an old Vetter fairing too. This could then be my only bike needed. Haha
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  6. Scooterdoodler

    Scooterdoodler Long timer

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    If I was to buy this new Kaw 900, it would get low, short, bars, and bar-end mirrors, and that's about it. I never get any excessive heat from my bike's engines because I never put windshields or fairings on them, and where I live, I'm never stuck in traffic with a bike. My Indian Vintage came with a very nice, large, quick-release windshield, but it's in a plastic bag in a little room beneath our basement stairs.
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  7. Florida Lime

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  8. Chief Ten Bears

    Chief Ten Bears Been here awhile

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    i'd gladly take one of these Vulcan S retro jobs...

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  9. Ogre_fl

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    Why do so many Kawasaki's end up with such funky looking exhausts?
    They do so well on so many details.........then screw up the exhaust.
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  10. Rox

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    The new Z900rs is late to the show but better late than never. I like it. The supercharged version would be cooler however not entirely needed. Until later...:rofl
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  11. straightrod

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    For God's sake put a large enough tank on it so we can go somewhere without the anxiety of gas station planning.
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  12. Mobiker

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    I like these too. At least from the pics. Too bad the kits have to be ordered from an Italian Kawasaki dealer. Probably cost major bucks too.
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  13. Ogre_fl

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    Yup, that was odd.

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    But I think this is even worse.

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    And it has not got any better.

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  14. Tim_Tom

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    They are trying to emulate the pipes from the H1.

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    I don't think it's particularly successful, but I'm sure the aftermarket loves it.
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  15. Clem Fandango

    Clem Fandango Been here awhile

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    Kawasaki still sells the ZRX in Japan, why can't we just get that here??
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    I agree, but only on that Vulcan S retro job, as evident by the paint job.

    All the Z1000 exhaust are supposed to be reminiscent of the original Z1.

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  17. Mobiker

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  18. Florida Lime

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    I'd heard that even the ZRX was being stopped in Japan. (Just 205'd ! :D) They even used to do a ZRX400, but here is the latest ZRX sold in Japan.

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  19. Super Sneaky Steve

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    I liked the Z bike exhausts. The big bazooka they put on everything else isn't any better.
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  20. Ogre_fl

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    I quite dig a true 4 into 4 pipe, but Kawasaki just cant seem to do it right.
    The Early Z1000 though different was almost ok, but the later ones just look awful to me.

    Not sure if you can meet regulations but something like this would look great to me on the Z900

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    or this.

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