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Kawasaki Z900RS
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Capo Offline
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Sea Girt, New Jersey USA
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Kawasaki Z900RS
Here it comes! http://www.motorcycle.com/manufacturer/k...easer.html

A couple of Hondas
A bunch of Triumphs
A Norton and A Ducati
And a Moto Morini 175
09-06-2017 10:13 AM
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postoak Offline
Running Like a Top

Texas
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RE: Kawasaki Z900RS
I really can't tell anything from that vid, but it sounds intriguing. I've always wanted a Kawasaki retro as well as a Honda.
09-06-2017 11:18 AM
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The ferret Online
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Ohio
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RE: Kawasaki Z900RS
Lets hope so.

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09-06-2017 11:26 AM
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kvdv Offline
1st Service Completed

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RE: Kawasaki Z900RS
This still photo is from the video. Looks really nice.
09-06-2017 11:35 AM
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use2b Offline
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Perdido Key Florida
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RE: Kawasaki Z900RS
will believe it when i see it but believe the retro market will always be
" mostly " for the ones who grew up in that era .
not calling an of you geezers old mind you !


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09-06-2017 12:25 PM
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jermo47 Offline
Break-In Period

Washington State, USA
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RE: Kawasaki Z900RS
(09-06-2017 12:25 PM)use2b Wrote:  will believe it when i see it but believe the retro market will always be
" mostly " for the ones who grew up in that era .
not calling an of you geezers old mind you !

If that is a picture of it (cant get to anything right now) that looks amazing... if it comes with 17inch rims I may be very interested in this bike...
09-06-2017 01:03 PM
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Flynrider Offline
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Phoenix, AZ
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RE: Kawasaki Z900RS
My long term plan has always been to pick up a '17 CB11 to replace my aging CB750. This could change that. My first 5 bikes started with the letters "KZ". I've been following the rumors about this bike for nearly two years.

The pic that use2b posted is a concept image from last year. I'll be interested to know how close they got. I'm pretty sure water cooling will be a given, with the Euro 5 emission regs on the horizon.

Can't wait to see a pic of the real thing.

(09-06-2017 11:35 AM)kvdv Wrote:  This still photo is from the video. Looks really nice.

I think that's an original Z-1, not the new one. The obscured new version in the video has what looks like an LED headlight and bigger, rounder gauges.

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(This post was last modified: 09-06-2017 01:42 PM by Flynrider.)
09-06-2017 01:34 PM
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use2b Offline
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Perdido Key Florida
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RE: Kawasaki Z900RS
(09-06-2017 01:34 PM)Flynrider Wrote:  My long term plan has always been to pick up a '17 CB11 to replace my aging CB750. This could change that. My first 5 bikes started with the letters "KZ". I've been following the rumors about this bike for nearly two years.

The pic that use2b posted is a concept image from last year. I'll be interested to know how close they got. I'm pretty sure water cooling will be a given, with the Euro 5 emission regs on the horizon.

Can't wait to see a pic of the real thing

from what i have read about this bike [ including this concept ] is that it is water cooled with air cooled fins also and that is a radiator up front .
my guess is the combination will allow more HP and we all know Kaw has always upped Honda on HP with new bikes even if handling and brakes were sometimes less. IMO
The thing about the CB1100 I like is it has a large air cooled engine does not over heat because of the modest HP and instead makes great torque . Would be great to see this new bike and even test ride but i will not be switching over with 3 Honda CB's already .

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2013 CB1100AD K10
(This post was last modified: 09-06-2017 01:49 PM by use2b.)
09-06-2017 01:48 PM
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redbirds Offline
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Patterson, GA, USA
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RE: Kawasaki Z900RS
If it looks anything like the Z1 of the past it will have my attention. The original 4 cyl Kawasakis were gorgeous bikes. MD states that the engine will be the same unit as in the current 900 and that would be a good thing. My wife is ready to trade her beloved V-strom if Kawasaki comes through.

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Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.
09-06-2017 02:40 PM
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Cormanus Offline
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Queensland, Australia
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Kawasaki Z900RS
Even if it comes to Australia, I doubt if I'll be trading, but it looks as if it will be very tempting. The concept bike looks a great mix of old and new.
(This post was last modified: 09-07-2017 04:14 AM by Cormanus.)
09-07-2017 04:14 AM
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