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Kawasaki Z900RS
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Bheezy27403 Offline
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Triad NC
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Post: #21
RE: Kawasaki Z900RS
Cannot stomach that radiator. Deal breaker.
09-09-2017 06:56 AM
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Henrik Offline
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Switzerland
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RE: Kawasaki Z900RS
Well, a friend of mine who runs a Kawasaki and Aprilia shop in the area has been talking to me about the Z900RS. He had seen pictures directly from Kawasaki since about a month back, and was very excited. Personally, I am interested as well, and so he sent me a picture today of what the final bike will look like. Also, there will be a few models based on it, with a more sporty version also coming out.

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09-11-2017 12:19 PM
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Guth Online
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Portland, OR
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Post: #23
Kawasaki Z900RS
Nice scoop there Henrik.


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09-11-2017 02:02 PM
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The ferret Online
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Ohio
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Post: #24
RE: Kawasaki Z900RS
looks a lot like the mock up photos except for the pipes.

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09-11-2017 02:16 PM
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Flynrider Offline
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Phoenix, AZ
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Post: #25
RE: Kawasaki Z900RS
I looked at Henrik's photo side by side with the original concept image. Looks like the big differences are the pipes and understated "cooling fins" on the engine. There are also some differences in the frame and passenger peg mount. The later photo seems to have less space between the rear tire and the fender as well.

Quote: Henrik : Also, there will be a few models based on it, with a more sporty version also coming out.

According to the rumor mill, the normally aspirated bike will be followed up with a turbocharged version.

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09-11-2017 03:27 PM
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Cormanus Offline
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Queensland, Australia
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Post: #26
RE: Kawasaki Z900RS
It's a good looking bike, although, to my mind, it is not quite as beautiful as the CB1100 or the original Z900. But that wouldn't stop me buying one if I were a 2+ bike guy.
09-11-2017 08:07 PM
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use2b Offline
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Perdido Key Florida
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Post: #27
RE: Kawasaki Z900RS
hard to compare a real air cooled engine vs a fake finned water cooled engine when it comes to retro .
like the retro paint but otherwise not so much

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09-16-2017 02:40 PM
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Capo Offline
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Sea Girt, New Jersey USA
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Post: #28
Kawasaki Z900RS
I'm interested in how this performs. Real interested. While it seems less of an 'authentic' retro, it's more modern approach may deliver the goods. Along the lines of the ZRX.


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09-16-2017 03:36 PM
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peterbaron Offline
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Brampton, ON, Canada, '13 CB1100A
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Post: #29
RE: Kawasaki Z900RS
(09-11-2017 08:07 PM)Cormanus Wrote:  It's a good looking bike, although, to my mind, it is not quite as beautiful as the CB1100 or the original Z900. But that wouldn't stop me buying one if I were a 2+ bike guy.

"it is not quite as beautiful as the CB1100 or the original Z900" = 102% CORRECT and agree with your statement!!BananaClap
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09-16-2017 04:15 PM
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DaSwami Offline
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Florida panhandle
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RE: Kawasaki Z900RS
(09-09-2017 06:56 AM)Bheezy27403 Wrote:  Cannot stomach that radiator. Deal breaker.

+1. End of story.
09-16-2017 07:52 PM
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