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2023 Kawasaki Z900 launched in India at Rs 8.93 lakh | Autocar India

Written by Ravi Kapoor

The middleweight sport bare prices Rs 51,000 greater than the outgoing mannequin however stays mechanically an identical to it.

The 2023 Kawasaki Z900 has been launched in India at Rs 8.93 lakh. At this value, it’s Rs 51,000 dearer than the outgoing mannequin however stays mechanically an identical to it. The one change the middleweight sport bare will get for this 12 months is the addition of two new color choices. 

2023 Kawasaki Z900: what’s new? 

As was the case with the recently-launched 2023 Kawasaki ZX-10R, not a lot on the Z900 has modified in comparison with the earlier mannequin, apart from two new colourways. For 2023, the Kawasaki Z900 could be had in both Metallic Phantom Silver/Metallic Carbon Gray or Ebony/Metallic Matte Graphene Metal Gray. 

Every thing else on the bike stays unchanged, together with the 948cc, inline-four, liquid-cooled engine, which is sweet for 125hp at 9,500rpm and 98.6Nm of torque at 7,700rpm. When we pitted the Z900 in opposition to competitors from Europe, we discovered this silky-smooth engine essentially the most tractable of the lot. The metal trellis body nestling this engine stays the identical as properly. Dealing with suspension duties on the Z900 is a 41mm USD fork and a monoshock, each adjustable for preload and rebound. Braking duties are dealt with by a pair of axially-mounted four-piston Nissin entrance calipers clamping down on twin 300mm discs and a single-piston caliper biting down on a 250mm disc on the rear. The Z900 comes with dual-channel ABS as customary.

When it first got here to India again in 2017, the Z900 featured no rider aids besides dual-channel ABS. The 2020 replace endowed it with all-LED lighting, revised styling and a 4.3-inch colour-TFT sprint, which allowed you to manage a full suite of driving aids. The Z900 comes outfitted with two energy modes (Full and Low), 4 driving modes – Rain, Street, Sport and Rider (customisable) – and three traction management ranges (along with the choice of switching it off fully).  

2023 Kawasaki Z900: pricing and rivals

As talked about earlier than, the 2023 Kawasaki Z900 is dearer by Rs 51,000 than the outgoing mannequin (Rs 8.42 lakh). With regards to rivals, bikes just like the Rs 12.49 lakh Ducati Monster, the Rs 10.Eight lakh BMW F 900 R, the Rs 9.41 lakh Triumph Road Triple R and the Rs 9.15 lakh Honda CB650R, all fall into the Z900’s crosshairs. The Z900 has all the time been a well-liked alternative amongst patrons within the nation, pairing inexpensive inline-four efficiency with on a regular basis usability. Whether or not that continues with this substantial value hike is a query solely time will inform.  

*All costs, ex-showroom, Delhi

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