2017 Kawasaki Z900 Preview

Troy Siahaan
by Troy Siahaan

Kawasaki provides official details about its 948cc naked bike at EICMA 2016

Technically, the Kawasaki Z900 made its debut at Intermot, but information was still preliminary at the time, with the caveat that final details would be released at EICMA 2016. Well, EICMA 2016 has arrived and, as far as we can tell after reading Kawasaki’s press materials, the Z900 hasn’t changed since its debut in Germany – save for a seat height that’s changed by one whole millimeter.

Click the link above to the Intermot story for full details about the bike. Here’s a quick refresher: Power comes from a 948cc Inline-Four Kawi claims makes 123 hp. It’s wrapped in a steel trellis frame with aluminum swingarm and suspension that allows for rebound and preload adjustability.

But the main reason why we’re showing the Z900 to you again is because the Intermot Pre-preview provided little in the way of photos. At EICMA, we now have a full array of them. Check them out in the gallery below.

Troy Siahaan
Troy Siahaan

Troy's been riding motorcycles and writing about them since 2006, getting his start at Rider Magazine. From there, he moved to Sport Rider Magazine before finally landing at Motorcycle.com in 2011. A lifelong gearhead who didn't fully immerse himself in motorcycles until his teenage years, Troy's interests have always been in technology, performance, and going fast. Naturally, racing was the perfect avenue to combine all three. Troy has been racing nearly as long as he's been riding and has competed at the AMA national level. He's also won multiple club races throughout the country, culminating in a Utah Sport Bike Association championship in 2011. He has been invited as a guest instructor for the Yamaha Champions Riding School, and when he's not out riding, he's either wrenching on bikes or watching MotoGP.

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