Kawasaki Z900 BS6 launched; price, features, changes

Its never too late for Kawasaki to introduce a superbike in the Indian realm of things. For example, one of its highest selling middleweight naked, the Z900, has been introduced in BS6 avatar. The Kawasaki Z900 BS6 price in India is Rs 7.99 lakh, ex-showroom. This price is Rs 29,000 more than that of the BS4 edition. One can book the bike through an authorised showroom or drop in a request on the Kawasaki India website. Two colours – Candy Lime Green, Metallic Graphite Gray – are available. Right now, the Z900 joins around seven bikes from the big K’s stables in its BS6 line-up. The changes are significant and these justify the price hike in this matter. Kawasaki has enjoyed the price equation always with the Z800 as well as Z900. This continues as Street Triple R is expensive with just three cylinders. Here then is a list of changes.

Kawasaki Z900 BS6 changes, features

The styling is recognisable. However, there are all-new LED lights including the winkers. This will definitely up the premium quotient in addition to giving better illumination. The instrumentation is now a 4.3-inch TFT unit, something we have seen in other Kawasakis off late. There is Bluetooth connectivity through the Rideology app as well. This will give customers the option to pair their smartphone and check missed calls or incoming messages on the move. A detail of the vehicle riding log can be accessed on the phone as well.

Kawasaki Z900 BS6
Kawasaki Z900 BS6

Kawasaki says that they have tuned the suspension to be more compliant. The suspension consists of USD forks in the front and a monoshock at the back. The sweet spot of the Z900 has always been its exhaust note and Kawasaki says that they have tuned it to sound even more exciting. Now, coming to the engine. The BS6 unit displaces 948cc, is a 4-cylinder and makes 125PS of power and 98.6Nm torque. This number is the same as the BS4 unit and that’s a good bit. The transmission is a 6-speed unit with a slipper clutch.

The Kawasaki Z900 BS6 gets four riding modes – rain, road, sport and manual. Two power modes as well as three-level traction control is on offer too. Dual-channel ABS is a given with disc brakes at both ends. Simply put, the Kawasaki Z900 seems absolute value-for-money at this price point.

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