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The 2023 Z900 RS is a neo-retro motorcycle. The manufacturer has not made any changes to the engine.
Kawasaki has launched the 2023 Z900RS in the United States; however, the motorcycle has been discontinued in the Indian market since the implementation of BS6 emission standards. The manufacturer has released a new paint scheme called Metallic Diablo Black/Metallic Imperial Red as an update. The 2023 Z900RS could be released in the Indian market in the coming months, according to the manufacturer. However, nothing has been confirmed as of yet.
The Z900RS is designed for those who appreciate a neo-retro motorcycle that commands a lot of attention on the road. According to Kawasaki, the Z900RS was inspired by the Z1 900, which was introduced in 1972. The Z900RS has a circular headlight and minimal bodywork and fairing. The fuel tank is tear-drop shaped, and the seat and handlebar are tubular. The manufacturer added some chrome elements to the motorcycle to enhance its retro appeal.
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Despite looking retro, the Z900RS does come with traction control, an Anti-lock braking system which is switchable and there is also a slip and assist clutch on offer. The headlamp, turn indicators and tail lamp use LED units. Moreover, there is a semi-digital instrument cluster. So, there are twin circular dials for the speedometer and tachometer. In the middle of these, there is a digital instrument cluster.
Kawasaki has not made any changes to the engine of the Z900RS. It continues to come with a 948 cc, in-line four-cylinder that is liquid-cooled. It produces 107 bhp at 8,500 rpm and 95 Nm of peak torque at 6,500 rpm. It comes mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox.
In India, Kawasaki is only selling the younger sibling of the Z900RS which is the Z650RS. It is priced at Rs. 6.92 lakhs (ex-showroom). It is powered by a 650 cc, parallel-twin engine that produces 68 PS of max power and 64 Nm of peak torque. It comes mated to a 6-speed gearbox.
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