Haybusa Parts and Service Member Support

Author Topic: Kawasaki Z900 RS out in Oct 2017  (Read 414 times)

Offline HOS

  • OFF TOPIC
  • Post Apocalyptic Whore
  • **********
  • Posts: 12269
  • Gender: Male
I have no more sh*ts to give.

Offline HOS

  • OFF TOPIC
  • Post Apocalyptic Whore
  • **********
  • Posts: 12269
  • Gender: Male
Re: Kawasaki Z900 RS out in Oct 2017
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2017, 04:02:35 PM »

Also available in green.

I have no more sh*ts to give.

Online RansomT

  • Post Master
  • *****
  • Posts: 1092
  • Gender: Male
Re: Kawasaki Z900 RS out in Oct 2017
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2017, 08:59:26 PM »
What's wrong with the 2017 Honda CB1100 ?
Fastest 1.5-Mile Pass - 252.222
Fastest 1-Mile Pass - 244.2997
Half Mile - 211.47
Fastest Nitrous Bike
Production Bike
211.079 LTA. P/P 1350

Offline HOS

  • OFF TOPIC
  • Post Apocalyptic Whore
  • **********
  • Posts: 12269
  • Gender: Male
Re: Kawasaki Z900 RS out in Oct 2017
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2017, 02:48:51 AM »
[quote autor=RansomT link=topic=166033.msg1593281#msg1593281 date=1505267966]
What's wrong with the 2017 Honda CB1100 ?
[/quote]

It's a gutless tubster.  :D
88bhp / 255kg kerb weight.
« Last Edit: September 13, 2017, 03:24:10 AM by HOS »
I have no more sh*ts to give.

Offline Cookie

  • OFF TOPIC
  • Universal Post Whore
  • **********
  • Posts: 9846
  • I'VE UPPED MY STANDARDS ,,, SO UP YOURS!
Re: Kawasaki Z900 RS out in Oct 2017
« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2017, 07:53:31 PM »
But...
-Chris

גַּבְרִיאֵל guide me to the light ישוע המשיח

Offline HOS

  • OFF TOPIC
  • Post Apocalyptic Whore
  • **********
  • Posts: 12269
  • Gender: Male
Re: Kawasaki Z900 RS out in Oct 2017
« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2017, 04:45:05 PM »


Just for good measure Kawasaki have bought out a retro "cafe racer" version for 2018.
https://www.kawasaki.co.uk/en/products/Z900RS/2018/Z900RS_CAFE/overview?Uid=09C9WVsNCVsKDlhQWA4KXA0KDApcCVsJCQtbUQpbWQ0MDV4



A cafe racer it is not, but its not too bad an attempt at a retro.
Seeing as Suzuki are doing SFA of any new models lately.
I have no more sh*ts to give.

Online RansomT

  • Post Master
  • *****
  • Posts: 1092
  • Gender: Male
Re: Kawasaki Z900 RS out in Oct 2017
« Reply #6 on: November 10, 2017, 05:18:23 AM »
Is it coming to the states??   All I've found here is the Vulcan Cafe 900.  :?
Fastest 1.5-Mile Pass - 252.222
Fastest 1-Mile Pass - 244.2997
Half Mile - 211.47
Fastest Nitrous Bike
Production Bike
211.079 LTA. P/P 1350

Offline HOS

  • OFF TOPIC
  • Post Apocalyptic Whore
  • **********
  • Posts: 12269
  • Gender: Male
Re: Kawasaki Z900 RS out in Oct 2017
« Reply #7 on: November 10, 2017, 06:52:24 AM »
Is it coming to the states??   All I've found here is the Vulcan Cafe 900.  :?

That's interesting because kawasaki US isn't listing the Z900RS. Kawasaki US are not listing the new H2 SX either?

Sorry, my bad.
The new H2 is called the H2 SX and not GT.
But it fits the grand tourer role.
« Last Edit: November 10, 2017, 01:36:21 PM by HOS »
I have no more sh*ts to give.

Online Red

  • Post Master
  • *****
  • Posts: 1222
  • Gender: Male
    • http://www.revival.tv
Re: Kawasaki Z900 RS out in Oct 2017
« Reply #8 on: November 10, 2017, 09:34:17 AM »

Is it coming to the states ?  ?  ?  

All I've found here is the Vulcan Cafe 900 .  :?


Guess we will find out next weekend in Long Beach ~ when we go to www.MotorcycleShows.com and see it there .  .  .

1999 Prostar West Super Gas Champion !
2000 NMRA / Prostar Pro E/T runner up.
2001, 2002, & 2003 NMRA Pro E/T Champion !
2004 #3, 2005, & 2006 NMRA Pro E/T runner up.
2007 Pro. St. Legal #6, NMRA Pro E/T Champion !
2008 MDRA Super Streetbike Champion !

Offline HOS

  • OFF TOPIC
  • Post Apocalyptic Whore
  • **********
  • Posts: 12269
  • Gender: Male
Re: Kawasaki Z900 RS out in Oct 2017
« Reply #9 on: November 10, 2017, 01:22:58 PM »
If you'd like a sneak peak, here is one of the official videos.

http://www.youtube.com/v/Qr-dLLSzQ7s

When I was 16 and got my first road bike, one of my school mates Dad's bought a brand new Z900 when it was like the fastest thing ever made.
Or so it seems when you're 16. I still remember the deep bottle green metallic paint and the warble of the 4 into 4 exhaust on tickover. Dreams were made of this.
The rumour machine is red hot over here with the story that Kawasaki has made a supercharged version of the Z900RS.

I have no more sh*ts to give.

Offline HOS

  • OFF TOPIC
  • Post Apocalyptic Whore
  • **********
  • Posts: 12269
  • Gender: Male
Re: Kawasaki Z900 RS out in Oct 2017
« Reply #10 on: November 10, 2017, 01:30:38 PM »
The cafe racer version.
Its not a cafe racer its a retro and bloody cool with it.

http://www.youtube.com/v/iuhnMU2nSGI
I have no more sh*ts to give.

Offline HOS

  • OFF TOPIC
  • Post Apocalyptic Whore
  • **********
  • Posts: 12269
  • Gender: Male
Re: Kawasaki Z900 RS out in Oct 2017
« Reply #11 on: November 10, 2017, 01:50:09 PM »
Z900RS UK specs.
UK prices are not yet available.

948 cc
82 Kw / 111 PS @ 8500 rpm
98.5 Nm : 6500 rpm
Tyre, front: 120/70ZR17 M/C (58W)
Tyre, rear: 180/55ZR17 M/C (73W)
Fuel capacity: 17 litres
Seat height: 835 mm
6 speed gearbox
Trellis high tensile steel frame.

Three colour options: Candy brown/Candytone orange.
Metallic matte covert green/Flat ebony.
Metallic sparkle black.

https://www.kawasaki.co.uk/en/products/Z900RS/2018/Z900RS/specifications?Uid=0830WFFaXVgMXVBbDVlaXApYUAkOWVsKXlgOUVEMC15QXlg




I have no more sh*ts to give.

Offline HOS

  • OFF TOPIC
  • Post Apocalyptic Whore
  • **********
  • Posts: 12269
  • Gender: Male
Re: Kawasaki Z900 RS out in Oct 2017
« Reply #12 on: November 10, 2017, 01:52:54 PM »
The cafe racer spec is the same with two exceptions.
Colour: Vintage lime green only.
Seat height: 802mm

https://www.kawasaki.co.uk/en/products/Z900RS/2018/Z900RS_CAFE/specifications?Uid=09C9WVsNCVsKDlhQWA4KXA0KDApcCVsJCQtbUQpbWQ0MDV4
I have no more sh*ts to give.

Offline HOS

  • OFF TOPIC
  • Post Apocalyptic Whore
  • **********
  • Posts: 12269
  • Gender: Male
Re: Kawasaki Z900 RS out in Oct 2017
« Reply #13 on: November 10, 2017, 01:57:31 PM »
Comparable performance to my current ride. Although the top speed claim might be a bit optimistic.  :grin:
Last of the air cooled big Zeds and I know there are a few in the US.

http://www.motorcyclespecs.co.za/model/kawasaki/kawasaki_zephyr_1100%2097.htm




I have no more sh*ts to give.

Offline HOS

  • OFF TOPIC
  • Post Apocalyptic Whore
  • **********
  • Posts: 12269
  • Gender: Male
Re: Kawasaki Z900 RS out in Oct 2017
« Reply #14 on: November 12, 2017, 06:28:30 AM »
Now this ain't bad !
Sound of bike starting and running on here. (Japan showroom)

http://www.youtube.com/v/ipyOFYW21qw
I have no more sh*ts to give.

Offline Falcon-A

  • OFF TOPIC
  • Universal Post Whore
  • **********
  • Posts: 6739
  • Gender: Male
  • Rowdy the Raccoon
Re: Kawasaki Z900 RS out in Oct 2017
« Reply #15 on: November 14, 2017, 08:48:50 AM »
The good ole days HOS!

 I know you like Kawis but dang when I get those engines and they have stripped case screws, there isn't enough meat to even helicoil.
 Is there something about a Kawi I'm missing? 
 Seems they all have leaks, whether its fork seals or cases, and they are the hardest, well nearly the hardest, Honda being number one to work on.
 Honda, well that's like shingles on a roof. You have to start on one end and work your way to the other to get it apart! Everything over laps everything else!
 Jus my .02
 If it were looks I'm goin after, I think they all have very distinct looks that I enjoy!
 I like the retro Triumphs. They really do a great job and making retro bikes! Even hiding the fuel injection in fake carb setups.
Follow the crowd and go no where.

Offline HOS

  • OFF TOPIC
  • Post Apocalyptic Whore
  • **********
  • Posts: 12269
  • Gender: Male
Re: Kawasaki Z900 RS out in Oct 2017
« Reply #16 on: November 14, 2017, 10:34:03 AM »
The good ole days HOS!

 I know you like Kawis but dang when I get those engines and they have stripped case screws, there isn't enough meat to even helicoil.
 Is there something about a Kawi I'm missing? 
 Seems they all have leaks, whether its fork seals or cases, and they are the hardest, well nearly the hardest, Honda being number one to work on.
 Honda, well that's like shingles on a roof. You have to start on one end and work your way to the other to get it apart! Everything over laps everything else!
 Jus my .02
 If it were looks I'm goin after, I think they all have very distinct looks that I enjoy!
 I like the retro Triumphs. They really do a great job and making retro bikes! Even hiding the fuel injection in fake carb setups.

There has always been Suzuki's and Kawasaki's in my garage over the years, I'm OK with either.
That inbuilt sixth sense/torque wrench is something we developed over the years of spannering on Jap bikes.
We developed advanced "dealing with monkey metal" skills.
Triumph are producing some fine retro models as you say, but they still have their issues.

I know I might be sounding like an old fart, but I will not have any wi-fi throttles in my garage noooo way.
Something as important as the throttle for basic safety is not one I want radio waves to be operating.
There are too many interference's for wi-fi out on the streets or spilling into our atmosphere from out there to be
taking any chances the throttle might not work when you need it, or it sticks open.
We saw the downside of electronics with important safety operations on bikes with the TT this year.
In Moto GP, WSBK, BSB etc they all heavily rely on electronics. But there isnt much to hit on a track and there is no traffic coming the other way.  :D
I have no more sh*ts to give.

Offline HOS

  • OFF TOPIC
  • Post Apocalyptic Whore
  • **********
  • Posts: 12269
  • Gender: Male
Re: Kawasaki Z900 RS out in Oct 2017
« Reply #17 on: November 14, 2017, 10:41:25 AM »


I thought I best post summat good about new bikes seeing as Suzuki are doing swfa  :dunno:
No new models and no retro's for the latest obsession with retro bikes.
The born agains are getting slower and want modern retro's.
I have no more sh*ts to give.

Offline Falcon-A

  • OFF TOPIC
  • Universal Post Whore
  • **********
  • Posts: 6739
  • Gender: Male
  • Rowdy the Raccoon
Re: Kawasaki Z900 RS out in Oct 2017
« Reply #18 on: November 14, 2017, 05:40:17 PM »
I'm glad you do post that stuff buddy it's nice to see!
 
 Did you see the new Goldwing  yet?
Follow the crowd and go no where.

Online Red

  • Post Master
  • *****
  • Posts: 1222
  • Gender: Male
    • http://www.revival.tv
Re: Kawasaki Z900 RS out in Oct 2017
« Reply #19 on: November 16, 2017, 12:19:14 PM »

I'm glad you do post that stuff buddy it's nice to see !
 
 Did you see the new Goldwing yet ?


1999 Prostar West Super Gas Champion !
2000 NMRA / Prostar Pro E/T runner up.
2001, 2002, & 2003 NMRA Pro E/T Champion !
2004 #3, 2005, & 2006 NMRA Pro E/T runner up.
2007 Pro. St. Legal #6, NMRA Pro E/T Champion !
2008 MDRA Super Streetbike Champion !

Offline HOS

  • OFF TOPIC
  • Post Apocalyptic Whore
  • **********
  • Posts: 12269
  • Gender: Male
Re: Kawasaki Z900 RS out in Oct 2017
« Reply #20 on: November 17, 2017, 03:30:49 PM »
He looks very happy on that ?
Memories of a misspent youth on old Kawa's perhaps?  :D
« Last Edit: November 17, 2017, 03:34:16 PM by HOS »
I have no more sh*ts to give.

Offline HOS

  • OFF TOPIC
  • Post Apocalyptic Whore
  • **********
  • Posts: 12269
  • Gender: Male
Re: Kawasaki Z900 RS out in Oct 2017
« Reply #21 on: November 17, 2017, 03:33:26 PM »
I'm glad you do post that stuff buddy it's nice to see!
 
 Did you see the new Goldwing  yet?

Nice to share the good stuff, its a pity I can't post some good news from Suzuki, but it will come.
No I haven't seen the new Goldwing, I'm never going there no matter how old I get  :lol:
I have no more sh*ts to give.