Kawasaki Australia has announced that the Z900RS Cafe is now available from $18,299 ride away. That compares with the standard Z900RS at $18,000.
Both bikes are styled as tributes to the original 1972-75 Z1 which featured in the cult 1974 Australian bikie movie, Stone.
The Z900RS Cafe is even more like the Stone bikes as it adds a 1970s bikini fairing, drop handlebars, cafe racer seat, satin-finish frame and muffler.
It comes in special retro colour options: Vintage Lime Green and Pearl Storm Grey.
Z900RS Cafe style
Like the Z900RS, it is based on the Z900 that is about $4000 cheaper.
However, the X900RS Cafe comes with better suspension, a more tractable engine, improved brakes, full LED lighting and that intrinsic value of timeless styling.
One of the cleverest styling cues is the cast wheels which have polished the edges of the mag wheel “spokes” to give the impression of classic wire spokes.
The 948cc inline four engine in both models has been retuned with 9kW less power and 3Nm less torque for a more rideable power delivery.
They both also feature Kawasaki’s traction control and an assist and slipper clutch for a lighter lever feel at the lever and to prevent rear-wheel lock-ups on downshifting.
Other features are: teardrop tank, LED headlight and tail light, traditional twin-pod instrumentation with multi-function LCD screen.