On The Wheel, East Sussex
BN41 1PL


Year 2018 - 18 reg
Mileage 6,374
Engine 948cc
Best Retro 2018

Registered June 2018 on an 18 plate and now with just 6,374 miles. Presented in Metallic Spark Black.Starting with the brilliant Z900 as its base, its no surprise the 2017 Kawasaki Z900RS matches performance with looks. It oozes '70s Z1 charm, detailing and mixes it with modern technology, easy speed, light controls, superb build quality and fastidious attention to detail. Theres enough performance for experienced riders to enjoy and for new riders its a piece of cake to jump on and live, or relive, your '70s dreams.Kawasaki have modified the Z900s upper frame so they could fit the tank and seat horizontally, like the original 72 bike. As well as its modified chassis, higher spec monoblocs trump the Z900s brakes and a three-way switchable traction system and retro-styled Dunlop GPR-300 tyres are other new editions.Light, accurate town handling continues when you hit the open road. Suspension springs are stiff, so the Z900RS is more composed the harder you ram it into corners and fully-adjustable forks and ZX-10R-style horizontal rear shock and linkage are lightly damped, so the big Zed feels floaty when you up the ante, but theyre set to give a smooth ride and easy, accessible low-speed handling.Original equipment tyres lack grip and confidence when you push on, but are fine for normal riding and theres no problem with ground clearance, braking feel and power. But wed love to spend a day twiddling the suspension settings and fitting stickier tyres to see if it could match the composure of track-ready retros like Triumphs Thruxton R and BMW R nineT.All-day riding is relaxing and the back-friendly, upright bar position is natural. Theres plenty of seat-to-peg room for the tall and its low enough for the short (a 35mm lower accessory seat available to drop you down even further).This particular Z900RS is in excellent condition and benefits from a Radiator Guard, R&G Crash Bungs, Headlight Protector and a Grab Rail.For further information on this vehicle, please call our showroom on 01273-020988.Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the above information but errors may occur. Please check with a salesperson.

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On The Wheel

Sinnis House, Ocean View Business Park, BN41 1PL


Running costs
Insurance group -
Annual road tax £96
Annual service cost £230
Max power 109 bhp
Max torque 73 ft-lb
Top speed 140 mph
1/4-mile acceleration -
Average fuel consumption -
Tank range -
Quick specs
Engine size 948cc
Frame type Tubular steel trellis
Engine type Liquid-cooled, 16v, inline four
Fuel capacity 17 litres
Seat height 835mm
Bike weight 215kg

Figures shown are for the standard model and so may differ from bike being sold

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