2018 Kawasaki Z900RS Cafe is coming to Malaysia! RM72,372

  • Kawasaki Motors Malaysia (KMSB) has officially previewed the 2018 Kawasaki Z900RS Cafe here in Malaysia.

  • The preview was held at The Gasket Alley PJ in conjunction with the Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride Kuala Lumpur 2018.

  • KMSB has priced the 2018 Kawasaki Z900RS Cafe at RM72,372 (recommended sales price with 10% SST).

In conjunction with the Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride Kuala Lumpur 2018, Kawasaki Motors Malaysia (KMSB) took the opportunity to preview their latest upcoming machine to the modern classic crowd which is the 2018 Kawasaki Z900RS Cafe. The preview was held in at Tiga Supply Co. located at the heart of The Gasket Alley, Petaling Jaya.

The Z900RS Cafe which made its debut late last year during the EICMA show in Milan, Italy took inspirations from the Kawasaki Z1 made in the 1970s and brought it to the present in the form of a powerful retro cafe racer. What Kawasaki did was took the 2018 Kawasaki Z900RS and mixed it up with some attitude as well as flare.

Powered by the 948cc liquid-cooled inline four engine, the Z900RS Cafe is able to produce around 110hp at 8,500rpm and 98.5Nm of maximum torque upon hitting 6,500rpm. Everything that was excellent about the standard Z900RS is also available on the Cafe version and then some.

The most prominent feature of the 2018 Kawasaki Z900RS Cafe is its bikini cowling which flows smoothly towards its seat and rear end. During last year’s reveal, Kawasaki also mentioned that its four-into-one exhaust has also been fine-tuned for a more soulful soundtrack which goes hand in hand with the bike’s sexy look and feel.

According to the Director of Kawasaki Motors Europe, Morihiro Ikoma, “The Z900RS CAFE widens the appeal of the new RS offering and personifies the True Spirit model tagline. Kawasaki took its time to enter the modern classic scene but the wait was worthwhile. The Z900RS CAFE and Z900RS have a unique heritage and an authenticity that sets them apart as the genuine article.”

To make the package even more enticing, Kawasaki has also fitted the Cafe with state-of-the-art riding electronics which include a KTRC traction control system, Assist-and-Slipper clutch, 41mm inverted front forks, all-round LED lights, adjustable rear shock (preload and rebound) plus many more.

We’ve been informed that the bike will be officially launched sometime next week and availability for purchase here in Malaysia will follow suit. As for the price, KMSB has priced it at RM72,372 (recommended sales price with 10% SST sans road tax & insurance). To know more about the 2018 Kawasaki Z900RS Cafe, head over to

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