Kawasaki Motors Malaysia (KMSB) recently launched the exciting 2018 Kawasaki Z900RS here in the country and it promises big things for the ever-growing Malaysian modern retro motorcycle scene. Based on the powerful yet agile 2017 Kawasaki Z900 ABS naked beast, the Z900RS offers something a bit more classic whilst offering the same level of exciting and thrill.
The Z900RS actually marks the return of the Z1 or “Zephyr” which made its debut way back in 1973. The perfect balance of retro styling and powerful bike model has gone through quite an evolution for the 21st century. The folks over at Kawasaki went through all the details to ensure that the new Z900RS properly represents the icon that was the Zephyr.
“The Return of the Legend” brings over the power of Kawasaki’s 948cc inline-four engine that is said to produce a strong low-to-mid range power paired with comfortable ergonomics for a ‘pure street’ riding experience. All that power and torque is transformed into sensual sound notes thanks to its four-into-one double-wall construction exhaust pipe right at the very moment of ignition.
Specifications like its multi-function LCD display panel allows the rider to view all the necessary information needed for the ride. Positioned right in the middle of its dual analog dials, these modern and classic combination features further accentuates the Z900RS’ modern retro facade when paired with other aspects like the all-round LED lights.
Other features include comfortable seat and riding position, lightweight trellis frame, front 41mm fully-adjustable upside-down forks, horizontal back-link suspension, and sporty upright handlebar just to name a few. All of these features are shared with the 2017 Z900 ABS and based on our initial test ride with the model, we can guess that the new Z900RS will be just as good, if not better.
While power and handling is good and all, a proper brake package is needed to slow everything down to a complete and safe stop. The Z900RS comes ready with modern radial-mounted calipers paired together with a radial-pump front brake master cylinder which allow for a firm, progressive and power braking performance needed for absolute riding control. Fitted with the latest dual-channel ABS technology, riding the new Z900RS is as much as exciting as it is safe.
There are a few accessories readily-available for those looking to add a personal touch to their new Kawasaki Z900RS. To know more, head over to any of the authorised Kawasaki dealers situated across the country. We assure that once you see the Z900RS up close and personal, you will probably have the burning desire to ride and ‘let the good times roll’.