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Kawasaki unveils the Z900RS Cafe


Basically a Z900RS with a handful of cafe-style design cues, the Z900RS Cafe adds even more style to an already stylish platform. It has the same lightweight, trellis-style frame, water-cooled, DOHC, 16-valve 949cc inline four and six-speed, KTRC traction contro-equipped transmission as the standard Z900RS. The bike is sprung with a pair of 41mm inverted forks up front and horizontal back link suspension in the rear, and rolls on a pair of cast, multi-spoke wheels.

To give the bike the cafe racer treatment, Kawasaki designers started with an old school-style fairing and a modern take on the traditional rear hump and tail piece. The bike was then fitted with a narrow, low-slung handlebar for a sportier riding position. To finish, the whole package was sprayed in Kawasaki green and given a bold graphics package consisting of broad, old-school white stripes that just scream mid-70s.

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