Updated for 2020, the Z900 maintains the “Exciting and Easy” concept of its predecessor, while offering the next step in aggressive Z Sugomi styling.
A host of advanced new features appear including integrated Riding Modes (combining newly added KTRC and Power modes), new TFT colour instrument screen, Bluetooth smartphone connectivity, all-LED lighting and cleaner emissions.
A combination of greater exhaust chamber volume to accommodate catalyser updates designed with anticipated Euro5 legislation and changes to the exhaust pre-chamber plus silencer creates an exhaust note with greater presence – especially at start-up, idle, and when snapping the throttle.
At the core of Kawasaki’s Z offering, the Z900 has been a consistently strong seller within Europe where the naked bike market has grown each year to become one of the dominating style sectors. Into this hotly contested environment the Z900 for 2020 is well prepared for the fight with the addition of Kawasaki’s highly praised KTRC traction control and the ability to select from four different rider modes and two power modes.
This rider-centric approach extends to the cockpit area where a 10.9cm multi-function TFT meter screen appears for the first time displaying all the essential rider information plus allowing the rider to interrogate certain reporting functions of the machine using a Bluetooth connection via the unique Kawasaki Rideology App for smartphones.
Functions that can be seen on the smartphone screen when connected via Bluetooth include vehicle information such as remaining fuel, distance covered and maintenance schedule. General settings such as preferred units and date format can be adjusted via Smartphone while the TFT screen itself can also show – with an icon – if a telephone call or email has been received. Need power for the phone or other devices? An under-seat USB power socket is just one of the many Kawasaki Genuine Accessory items available for the latest Z900.
Making sure the Z900 tracks in the right direction, the new original equipment tyre is now the much-praised Dunlop Sportmax Roadsport 2 and turning darkness into light, the Z900 is equipped with an LED head and tail lamp plus licence plate light and indicators.
The Z900 will be available in the following new colour options in 2020: metallic graphite grey / metallic spark black plus candy lime green / metallic spark black and pearl blizzard white / metallic spark black with the fourth option of metallic spark black / metallic flat spark black.
Like other machines destined for the 2020 Kawasaki range, the Z900 core virtues are maintained and enhanced to create a machine with the same essential personality just larger and even more refined.