As the replacement for the Kawasaki Z800, the Z900 ABS is an all-new machine, which shares little with its predecessor except for general styling. The Z900 carries a 948 cc liquid-cooled, inline-four engine that puts out 124 hp at 9,500 rpm 98.6 Nm of torque at 7,700 rpm – 13 more hp than the Z800.
Adding to the improvements made to the previous generation Z800, the Z900 now comes standard with a slipper clutch that stops wheel hop and chatter during hard downshifts. The instrument panel is now an LCD screen that shows the three ride modes, along with a shift-light incorporated into the tachometer.
The base model of the Z900 comes in Grey, while the Special Edition is available in Blue. The Special Edition Z900 ABS comes equipped with a single seat cover, meter cover, DC outlet, radiator screen, sliders, engine covers, front-axle sliders and special graphics.