Motorcycles Kawasaki Teases the Retro-Styled Z900RS

23:36  06 september  2017
23:36  06 september  2017 Source:   MSN

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If you’re that type of person, then your hopes may be answered, as Kawasaki released a new video teasing a new retro - styled Z 900 RS . We broke the news when Kawasaki trademarked the Z 900 RS name last year

Japan - Rumors of the emergence of the latest Kawasaki motorcycle blew from Japan. This fresh model is believed to be a variant of the Z 900 RS ( Retro Style ), which uses the base of the Z 900 naked bike.

  Kawasaki Teases the Retro-Styled Z900RS © YouTube / Kawasaki Motors

In an effort to snatch up some market share in the sub-1,000-cc retro motorcycle segment, Kawasaki is tapping into some of its own design heritage and bringing it to a new bike. They’re coming out with the Z900RS, a repackaged version of the Z900 naked bike.

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The current Kawasaki Z bikes are famous for being both exciting and easy to ride. Taking that chemistry and putting it into a retro-modern package could really help Kawasaki be competitive in a hot segment. With bikes like the Ducati Scrambler, Triumph Bonneville, and Yamaha XSR900 exploding in popularity—particularly with women—it’s possible the Z900RS could become the best selling Z bike in Kawasaki’s stable.

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A little while ago, we showed off Kawasaki ’s plan to release a brand new, retro themed addition to their line up: the Z 900 RS . Purposefully designed to evoke the classic bikes of old, and as a direct challenge to the Triumph Thruxton, or the Yamaha XSR900, the newest Z 900 s will be retro styled

The forthcoming Kawasaki Z 900 RS is going under the model designation ZR900B and has a newly designed liquid-cooled inline four-cylinder motor but has retro - styled cooling fins in the same style as the old Z1 superbike from the 1970s.

If the name is any indication of the mechanical specs, the Z900RS should share an engine with the Z900 which is a liquid-cooled, DOHC, four-valve-per-cylinder, fuel-injected 948cc inline-four linked to a six-speed transmission. In the Z900, which only weighs 463.1 lbs, this engine makes 125 horsepower and 72.7 lb-ft of torque.

Critics love the Z900, but what not everyone loves is the styling of this naked bike. That’s where the Z900RS comes in. A little retro charm will go a long way on the love-it-or-hate-it Transformers styling of the Z900.

In the brief teaser below, Kawasaki gives us a hint as to what the Z900RS will look like. It shows us brief glimpses of the new bike and an old Kawasaki Z1 from the 1970’s, likely an inspiration for the aesthetic of the Z900RS. It will make its official debut on 10/25 at the Tokyo Motor Show.

Kawasaki Unveils the Retro-Styled Z900RS .
<p>The retro/modern motorcycle craze shows no signs of slowing down and that's fine with us.</p>Retro motorcycles are hot right now. With the smashing success of bikes like the Triumph Bonneville and the Ducati Scrambler, just about every manufacturer is stuffing modern engineering and technology into old-looking bikes to appeal to younger riders and to women, demographics that are getting more and more into motorcycles. The retro-modern trend in motorcycles is something you won’t hear any complaints about from me because the results are stellar.

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