2018 Kawasaki Z900



The Z900 motorcycle epitomizes Kawasaki’s belief of what the ideal supernaked bike should be. Every twist of the throttle is rewarded with crisp, exhilarating acceleration and an ultra-lightweight chassis lends itself to spirited sport riding. Designed for maximum riding pleasure, this sublime balance of power and handling make the Z900 exceptionally exciting and easy to ride.?


  • Natural upright seating with heads-up visibility. Commanding ride position places the rider "in" the bike for a confident and connected riding experience.
  • Low seat height and tapered seat shape makes the ground easy to reach at stops. Seat shape is wider at the rear for added comfort and cornering leverage.
  • Footpeg position offers a relaxed knee bend for rider comfort.
  • Flat handlebar is wide to provide ideal leverage for higher-speed cornering and low-speed maneuvering in city and confined environments.

Ergonomics & Experience

  • MAN AND MACHINE BECOME ONE: Everything built in and around the lightweight chassis of the Z900 supernaked is designed to become an extension of you.


  • Sporty upright seating and minimalist bodywork exposes the rider to the environment for heightened excitement and intensity
  • Upright ergonomic position promotes forward view
  • Intake sound is accentuated to enhance the sensation of acceleration. Engine "inhales" in response to throttle.
  • Chassis and suspension provide lively feedback from engine and road to make the bike feel alive


  • SUPERB BALANCE OF POWER AND HANDLING: Power-to-weight ratio is optimized for ultimate supernaked perforamance
  • SPORTY, HIGH-SPEC SUSPENSION: Responsive and progressive for confident handling with a high level of feedback.
  • MODERN, LIGHTWEIGHT 948 CC INLINE 4-CYLINDER ENGINE: Raw power with incredible torque and broad power delivery that makes the bike exciting yet easy to ride.
  • ASSIST & SLIPPER CLUTCH: A light pull at the lever (assist) and smooth shifting enables confident downshifts with minimal rear wheel chatter (slipper).
  • SHORT GEARING: Exhilarating acceleration in urban environments and backroads.
  • HORIZONTAL BACK-LINK REAR SUSPENSION: Contributes to high level of handling response, ride comfort and rear wheel traction.
  • LIGHT OVERALL WEIGHT AND NARROW CHASSIS: Contributes to easy and responsive handling while allowing easy foot placement on the ground at stops.

Z Styling

  • AGGRESSIVE Z STYLING: Dominant front face and sharp, minimalist bodywork. Exposed trells frame juxtaposes against refined fit and finish.

General Information

Manufacturer Kawasaki
Model Year 2018
Model Z900
Model Code ZR900AJFL
Color Flat Ebony / Metallic Spark Black



Front - Dual 300 mm petal-type rotors with four-piston calipers

Rear - Single Single 250 mm petal-type rotor with single-piston caliper


Front - 120/70 ZR17 Dunlop Sportmax D214

Rear - 180/55 AR17 Dunlop Sportmax D214


Length Overall - 81.5 in.
Height Overall - 41.9 in.
Width Overall - 32.3 in.

Curb - 463.1 lb.

Curb weight includes all necessary materials and fluids to operate correctly, full tank of fuel (more than 90 percent capacity) and tool kit (if supplied).

Ground Clearance 5.1 in.
Wheelbase 57.1 in.
Seat Height 31.3 in.


Transmission 6-speed
Final Drive Sealed chain


Engine 4-stroke, DOHC, four valves per cylinder, inline-four
Displacement 948 cc
Bore x Stroke 73.4 x 56.0 mm
Compression Ratio 11.8:1
Fuel System DFI® with 36 mm Keihin throttle bodies
Fuel Capacity 4.5 gal.
Ignition TCBI with electronic advance
Cooling Liquid cooled


Frame Trellis, high tensile steel

Front / Wheel Travel- 41 mm inverted fork with rebound damping and spring preload adjustability; 4.7 in

Rear / Wheel Travel -Horizontal back-link, stepless rebound damping, adjustable spring preload / 5.5 in

Rake 25°
Trail 4.1 in.


Additional Colors

Pearl Mystic Gray / Metallic Flat Spark Black

Flat Ebony / Metallic Spark Black

Candy Persimmon Red / Metallic Spark Black

Warranty 12 Month Limited Warranty