New Kawasaki Z900 price is Rs 30,000 more than the older version but it packs in new features and minor changes to its specs…
When all the manufacturers are trying to slip in their Bharat Stage 6 motorcycles and scooters before the March 31st deadline, Kawasaki has sneaked in a BS4 variant of its Z900 streetfighter.
Yes, Kawasaki has launched 2020 Z900 but in BS4 spec. It is a special edition which will be made in very limited numbers. When the desired numbers are achieved, Kawasaki will stop its sales. Since, manufacturers can only sell BS4 motorcycles till March 31st, this model has to be finally delivered before this date. Hence, Kawasaki has set 20th March 2020 as the complete payment date. Deliveries will commence from February end onwards.
The special Z900 gets new LED headlamp, tank extensions and tailpiece. The big inclusion is the introduction of Kawasaki Traction Control and two power modes – Low and Full. Further, the motorcycle comes with 4.3 inch TFT colour instrument console, smartphone connectivity via Rideology app, etc.
Other minor changes in the spec sheet are a trail of 110mm (2019 – 103 mm), 5 mm longer wheelbase (1455 mm vs 1450 mm), higher ground clearance of 145 mm (vs 130 mm), an increased seat height of 820 mm (vs 795 mm) and 2 kilos of extra weight (212 kg vs 210 kg).
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The new Z900 is priced at Rs 7.99 Lakh ex-showroom which is about Rs 30,000 costlier than the 2019 version. It is on offer in two colours – Metallic Graphite Gray/Metallic Spark Black, Metallic Spark Black/Metallic Flat Spark Black.
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The 2020 Z900 continues to produce 125 PS of peak power at 9500 rpm and 98.6 Nm of max torque at 7700 rpm from its 948cc, liquid cooled, inline four cylinder engine.