Gallery: Kawasaki Z900 v Yamaha MT-09

Published: 15 March 2017

MCN Senior Road Tester Michael Neeves took Kawasaki's new Z900 for a road test against Yamaha's MT-09. 

To find out how the already-established affordable naked Yamaha did against Kawasaki's new 900 click here.

For now, oogle at the above gallery and tell us which bike you prefer in the comments below. 

Kawasaki Z900 Performance - £8999

Seat height - 795mm

Weight - 210kg (kerb)

Engine - 948cc 16v inline four

Suspension - 41mm forks fully adjustable. Single shock adjustable for rebound damping and preload

Brakes - 2 x 300mm front discs with four-piston calipers. 250mm rear disc with single-piston caliper

Tyres - 120/7017 front 180/5517 rear

Tank capacity - 17 litres

Power - 9500rpm/123bhp

Torque - 7700rmp/73ftlb

Yamaha MT-09 - £7799

Seat height - 820mm

Weight - 193kg (kerb)

Engine - 847cc 12v inline triple

Suspension - 41mm forks fully adjustable. Single shock adjustable for rebound damping and preload

Brakes - 2 x 298mm front disc with four-piston radial caliper. 245mm rear disc with single-piston caliper

Tyres - 120/7017 front 180/5517 rear

Tank capacity - 14 litres

Power - 10,000rpm/113bhp

Torque - 8500rpm/65ftlb

 

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