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Kawasaki revamp Z900 naked for 2020

Published: 05 November 2019

Updated: 05 November 2019

Now Kawasaki’s new, supercharged Z H2 has taken the crown of 'most bonkers naked with a green frame', it’s freed up the Z900 to be a slightly more sensible and affordable fun machine.

The 2020 version still packs a punch, especially in the mid-range, but is now more in the role of a decent, affordable all-rounder.

The motor is largely unchanged but it’s had a Euro5 update that mostly consists of a more efficient catalytic converter in the exhaust.

On top of this there’s some extra electronic trickery including LEDs all round, four rider modes and a fancy TFT dash.

2020 Kawasaki Z900 TFT dash

As well as the 124bhp version, there will also be an A2 licence model with 94bhp that can be further restricted to the 47bhp learner legal limit.

Kawasaki’s other big naked, the Z1000, is expected to continue as a 2020 model, but could be phased out in 2021 as the Z900 is already 948cc and there doesn’t seem much need to keep both bikes in the range.

The new Z900 will arrive in dealers later this month. No prices have yet been confirmed, but we expect it to cost just over £10,000.

Kawasaki Z900 facts

  • Engine 948cc inline four
  • 124bhp@9500rpm 
  • 73ftlb@7700rpm 
  • Seat height 820mm 
  • Weight 212kg (kerb)

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