Kawasaki Motors has just released a short teaser video of what seems to be the Kawasaki Z900 RS modern classic bike.
The short teaser video posted on Youtube by Kawasaki Motors ended with the message “Unveiling of Kawasaki’s #TrueSpirit TOKYO, 25-10-2017”.
The date stated at the very in the end indicates that the unveiling will be made during the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show happening this October.
Looks like Kawasaki has finally confirmed the predictions to revive their modern classic range with the introduction of the 2018 Kawasaki Z900 RS. The short teaser video posted on Youtube by Kawasaki Motors ended with the message “Unveiling of Kawasaki’s #TrueSpirit TOKYO, 25-10-2017”.
It seems like the renowned Japanese motorcycle magazine Autoby we’re quite dead on when they released a rendered modern classic version of the Z900 just a few months back. MCN also had their own ideas on how the Z900 RS will look like. Judging by both renditions, we can honestly say that this will be quite an entry into the modern classic division especially with that powerful inline-four engine found on the Z900 ABS.
To know more about the rendered versions made by Autoby and MCN, CLICK HERE.
In the short 27-second clip, we we’re ecstatic to see the appearance of the old-school Kawasaki Z1 from the 1970s. This is a clear indicator that the new Kawasaki Z900 RS will pay great homage to the Z1 which has gained iconic status in the two-wheel industry.
Later in the video, we were teased with what looks like the new Z900 RS but since it’s a teaser, the bike’s image was obscured by some annoying side road barriers. WHAT A TEASE. The date stated at the very in the end indicates that the unveiling will be made at the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show which will be happening around the similar time frame.
Since the market for modern classics are quickly becoming a hot key item to ride in this day and age, the move to release the Z900 RS seems very timely. Considering their previous and discontinued W800 didn’t really catch on, this new modern classic will definitely turn heads.
Based on the name, we assume that the Z900 RS will be heavily based on the successful 2017 Kawasaki Z900 ABS. It’ll probably run the same 948cc inline-four, liquid-cooled, DOHC engine which produces an insane 124hp and 98Nm of torque with a kerb weight of only 210kg.
We took the 2017 Kawasaki Z900 ABS out for a test ride previously and we we’re quite impress. To know more about our review on the Z900, CLICK HERE.
Whatever the arguments may be, we can’t wait for the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show to start so that we can finally see and admire the upcoming 2018 Kawasaki Z900 RS.
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