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« on: October 28, 2017, 02:32:26 AM »

Wow!  This looks good.

http://rideapart.com/articles/kawasaki-finally-officially-unveils-z900rs



I want to know the bikes range.  Only observational negative may be the cramped leg position.
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« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2017, 04:12:56 AM »

It looks a ton better than the confused looking XSR900

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« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2017, 06:41:50 AM »

That’s one good looking motorcycle.  I like it a lot, probably because of its classic ‘70’s UJM styling, but with modern “stuff.”  I don’t care for the Yamaha. It has a very busy, complicated look to it.  The Kawi is a bike I could live with, easily.  Just needs a windshield, though, but that’s just me.
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« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2017, 05:08:50 AM »

If I can sell my Indian early next year, I'm going to look very carefully at that Kawasaki.
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« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2017, 05:01:28 PM »

Wow!  This looks good.

Agree with your observations, Dan (as usual, whether lengthy or brief!)

Only observational negative may be the cramped leg position.

Noticed this as well. Fortunately, or unfortunately, how a motorcycle fits me is a higher priority than its appearance.
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« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2017, 10:24:20 PM »

I like it. I'm with Greg, Would need a windshield also.
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« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2017, 02:47:47 PM »

Looks like something is missing near the back wheel....just too much empty space back there, for my taste. I sure do like the liquid cooled inline four though.
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« Reply #7 on: November 01, 2017, 10:45:46 PM »

If I can sell my Indian early next year, I'm going to look very carefully at that Kawasaki.

Those plans might change. I've come up with a different, and relatively quick path to that locally available ZX14R, and that is to, reluctantly, sell my '99 Honda Aero, for which I have two people who have said they would buy it if I would decide to let it go.


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« Reply #8 on: November 01, 2017, 11:03:26 PM »

If I can sell my Indian early next year, I'm going to look very carefully at that Kawasaki.

Those plans might change. I've come up with a different, and relatively quick path to that locally available ZX14R, and that is to, reluctantly, sell my '99 Honda Aero, for which I have two people who have said they would buy it if I would decide to let it go.




There will always be used Z900RS's to buy in the future.  Who knows what you may decide by mid-summer next year.
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« Reply #9 on: November 02, 2017, 05:01:35 AM »

Teresa had a cow when I told her about maybe selling the Honda to get the ZX. I may have to reconsider this idea.
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« Reply #10 on: May 01, 2018, 06:44:23 PM »

I was at my dealer this weekend and they had the new Z900RS in the showroom.  It's as beautiful in the real world as it is on the computer screen.  Just drop dead gorgeous.  I hopped on to get a feel.  The seat is higher than you would expect and wider so the reach to the ground isn't a close as I thought.  The peg height was about what I expected, not uncomfortable for a few hours or riding I would think.  The paint job and styling are excellent.  I think my dealer said it was approximately $11k.
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« Reply #11 on: May 01, 2018, 07:47:56 PM »

I thought that there was possibly a low-seat option available for it. I didn't care much for the standard tall seating on this bike.
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« Reply #12 on: May 02, 2018, 08:32:43 AM »

The original 900 was a beast, terribly fast terrible handling, as well.  I'd guess that Kawasaki has addressed those handling issues by now.  I think this would be a great bike for day rides--longish ones that is.  It should be fun in the twisties, and fitted with a good windshield and a set of soft saddle bags, and a nice tankbag, one could take it on some overnighters, too.  For me, though, if I were to get back into riding, I'd get a triked out Gold Wing or a Harley Triglide.  Guess I'm getting old enough I'd rather not try to hold up a bunch of weight.
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« Reply #13 on: May 14, 2018, 07:16:53 PM »

Looks like Kawasaki will bring another version of the Z900RS to the US market...



link...   Kawasaki Announces Z900RS Cafe For US Market!

Good move by Kawasaki; this model should be a rather popular one


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