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2017 Kawasaki Z900RS
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popgun Offline
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RE: 2017 Kawasaki Z900RS
Did it come with that fairing or was it a Kawasaki accessory?

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03-02-2016 01:41 PM
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redbirds Offline
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RE: 2017 Kawasaki Z900RS
(03-02-2016 01:41 PM)popgun Wrote:  Did it come with that fairing or was it a Kawasaki accessory?

An accessory, dealer installed and made by Vetter.

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03-02-2016 02:08 PM
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quietguy Offline
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TX
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Z900RS
Beautiful bike in the photo... I like it.
(This post was last modified: 03-03-2016 02:43 AM by quietguy.)
03-02-2016 03:16 PM
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LongRanger Offline
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Post: #14
RE: 2017 Kawasaki Z900RS
I think the Z900RS is a natural for Kawasaki but they need to get it to market before the boomers who will appreciate it age out and move on.

Despite its sales success, I think BMW blew it with the RNineT, if that was their attempt at a retro model. If they could somehow shoehorn that engine into a R100S-looking chassis, I think it would be appealing.

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03-02-2016 03:33 PM
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RE: 2017 Kawasaki Z900RS
That radiator kills the looks of that Kawasaki. But if they don't use it, it will be "down" on power like the CB and sell just as "well" as the CB.

It would be nice if they did, but I think it would be a mistake. Sad

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03-02-2016 04:24 PM
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Frulk Offline
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RE: 2017 Kawasaki Z900RS
(03-02-2016 03:33 PM)LongRanger Wrote:  Despite its sales success, I think BMW blew it with the RNineT, if that was their attempt at a retro model. If they could somehow shoehorn that engine into a R100S-looking chassis, I think it would be appealing.

The RNineT looks great from the tank forward, but from the seat back the bike's classic look just starts to come undone. That's the only reason it's not sitting in my garage right now. Well, that and the dealer being 40 miles away.
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03-02-2016 05:58 PM
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The ferret Offline
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RE: 2017 Kawasaki Z900RS
i agree, an R90/R100/R90s retro would have been outstanding, the r9t looks like a street fighter to me

We have a pro baseball team, football team, orchestra, amusement park, world class zoo, orchestra, tennis venue,

Yet NO BMW dealer. Nearest ones are 120 miles in each direction

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03-02-2016 07:12 PM
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grover Offline
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2017 Kawasaki Z900RS
Yeah I don't care for the gold forks on the R9T...too modern for my taste overall. Fingers crossed for a Zephyr-like air cooled 900RS!


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03-02-2016 08:59 PM
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Flynrider Offline
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Phoenix, AZ
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RE: 2017 Kawasaki Z900RS
Hey, EG! What is the the bike pictured in your original post? I followed the link you posted and they just had pics of the original Z1. The one in your pic looks like a cross between the Z1 and a ZRX. Inquiring minds want to know Tongue

The Zephyrs of the early 90s were the opening (and premature) shot in a retro revival. The 550/750/1100 models were virtually carbon copies of the KZs of 80s. Honda answered a year later with the CB750 Nighthawk that was modeled on the early 80s Nighthawks. Neither offering was very popular in the U.S. Kaw gave up on the U.S market after two years, while Honda dribbled out the CB750 in small numbers for 12 yrs. Both the CB750 and Zephyrs were popular in the Euro and Japanese markets.

I started my motorcycling life as a serial KZ owner ( 5 in a row). If Kaw decided to bring back a modern Z1, I'd have to seriously consider selling the CB750 to make room.

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03-02-2016 09:52 PM
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EGAlvarez Offline
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RE: 2017 Kawasaki Z900RS
(03-02-2016 07:12 PM)The ferret Wrote:  Yet NO BMW dealer. Nearest ones are 120 miles in each direction

This sounds like a great opportunity for a fun business venture for your golden years Mickey! Big Grin


(03-02-2016 09:52 PM)Flynrider Wrote:  Hey, EG! What is the the bike pictured in your original post?

I wish it were mine but it's just a customized ZRX1200 image that I liberated off my Google search...Google search "custom zrx1200" and prepare for some drooling!

Eddy

P.S. I agree that a R9T based camhead, R9T-RS would be cool but I don't know if they would sell more than a few dozen.

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(This post was last modified: 03-03-2016 08:19 AM by EGAlvarez.)
03-03-2016 08:12 AM
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