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2020 Kawasaki Z900 ABS
2020 Kawasaki Z900 ABS

Specs

General Information

Manufacturer
Kawasaki
Kawasaki
Model Year
2020
2020
Model
Z900 ABS
Z900 ABS
Model Code
Z900ABSBL
Z900ABSBL
Color
Metallic Graphite Gray / Metallic Spark Black
Metallic Graphite Gray / Metallic Spark Black

Brakes/Wheels/Tires

Brakes

Front - Dual 300 mm petal-style discs with four-piston calipers, ABS

Rear - Single 250 mm petal-style disc with single-piston caliper, ABS

Front - Dual 300 mm petal-style discs with four-piston calipers, ABS

Rear - Single 250 mm petal-style disc with single-piston caliper, ABS

Tires

Front - 120 / 70 ZR17

Rear - 180 / 55 ZR17

Front - 120 / 70 ZR17

Rear - 180 / 55 ZR17

Dimensions

Length
Overall - 81.5 in.
Overall - 81.5 in.
Height
Overall - 42.5 in.
Overall - 42.5 in.
Width
Overall - 32.5 in.
Overall - 32.5 in.
Weight
Curb - 467.5 lb.
Curb - 467.5 lb.
Ground Clearance
5.7 in.
5.7 in.
Wheelbase
57.3 in.
57.3 in.
Seat Height
31.5 in.
31.5 in.

Drivetrain

Transmission
6-speed, return shift
6-speed, return shift
Final Drive
Sealed chain
Sealed chain

Electrical

Instrumentation
TFT color
TFT color
Lighting
LED headlamp, position lamp & licence plate lamp
LED headlamp, position lamp & licence plate lamp
Advanced Electronics
Electronic rider aids - Integrated Riding Modes, Kawasaki Traction Control (KTRC), Power Mode Selection,
Electronic rider aids - Integrated Riding Modes, Kawasaki Traction Control (KTRC), Power Mode Selection,

Engine

Engine
4-stroke, DOHC, 16-valve
4-stroke, DOHC, 16-valve
Cooling
Liquid
Liquid
Cylinders
4
4
Displacement
948 cc
948 cc
Bore x Stroke
73.4 x 56 mm
73.4 x 56 mm
Torque
Maximum - 73.1 lb. ft. @ 7,700 rpm
Maximum - 73.1 lb. ft. @ 7,700 rpm
Compression Ratio
11.8:1
11.8:1
Clutch
Assist and slipper
Assist and slipper
Fuel System
DFI® with 36 mm Keihin throttle bodies
DFI® with 36 mm Keihin throttle bodies
Ignition
TCBI with electronic advance
TCBI with electronic advance
Fuel Capacity
4.5 gal.
4.5 gal.

Operational

Frame
Trellis, high tensile steel
Trellis, high tensile steel
Front Suspension
41 mm inverted fork with rebound damping and spring preload adjustability; 4.7 in. travel
41 mm inverted fork with rebound damping and spring preload adjustability; 4.7 in. travel
Rear Suspension
Horizontal back-link, stepless rebound damping, adjustable spring preload; 5.5 in. travel
Horizontal back-link, stepless rebound damping, adjustable spring preload; 5.5 in. travel
Rake
24.5°
24.5°
Trail
4.1 in.
4.1 in.

Other

Additional Colors

Metallic Spark Black / Metallic Flat Spark Black

Candy Plasma Blue / Metallic Matte Fusion Silver

Metallic Spark Black / Metallic Flat Spark Black

Candy Plasma Blue / Metallic Matte Fusion Silver

Warranty
12 month limited
12 month limited

Features

Chassis Management Technology

  • ABS (ANTI-LOCK BRAKE SYSTEM): Kawasaki ABS systems use front and rear wheel sensors to constantly monitor wheel speed. Should information from either of the sensors indicate that wheel lock has occurred, the ABS ECU directs the pump in the ABS unit to modulate brake fluid pressure (releasing and reapplying pressure so that traction can be regained) until normal operation resumes. ABS offers rider reassurance that contributes to greater riding enjoyment.
  • HORIZONTAL BACK-LINK REAR SUSPENSION: Compared to the Kawasaki traditional Uni-Trak® rear suspension, which mounts the shock unit vertically, with Horizontal Back-link Rear Suspension, the shock unit is almost horizontal. The original Kawasaki suspension arrangement locates the shock unit very close to the bike's center of gravity, greatly contributing to mass centralization. And because there is no linkage or shock unit protruding beneath the swingarm, this frees up space for a larger exhaust pre-chamber (an exhaust expansion chamber situated just upstream of the silencer). With a larger pre-chamber, silencer volume can be reduced, and heavy exhaust components can be concentrated closer to the center of the bike, further contributing to mass centralization. The result is greatly improved handling.

Electronics

  • NEXT-LEVEL TECH: Fitted with high-grade electronics, the Z900 ABS merges raw power with the latest advancements in motorcycle technology.

Engine Management Technology

  • ASSIST & SLIPPER CLUTCH: Based on feedback from racing activities, the Assist & Slipper Clutch uses two types of cams (an assist cam and a slipper cam) to either drive the clutch hub and operating plate together or apart. Under normal operation, the assist cam functions as a self-servo mechanism, pulling the clutch hub and operating plate together to compress the clutch plates. This allows the total clutch spring load to be reduced, resulting in a lighter clutch lever feel when operating the clutch. When excessive engine braking occurs – as a result of quick downshifts (or an accidental downshift) – the slipper cam comes into play, forcing the clutch hub and operating plate apart. This relieves pressure on the clutch plates to reduce back-torque and helps prevent the rear tire from hopping and skidding. This race-style function is particularly useful when sport or track riding.
  • DUAL THROTTLE VALVES: Late-model sport bikes often use large-bore throttle bodies to generate high levels of power. However, with large diameter throttles, when a rider suddenly opens the throttle, the unrestricted torque response can be strong. Dual throttle valve technology was designed to tame engine response while contributing to performance. On models with dual throttle valves, there are two throttle valves per cylinder: in addition to the main valves, which are physically linked to the throttle grip and controlled by the rider, a second set of valves, opened and closed by the ECU, precisely regulates intake airflow to ensure a natural, linear response. With the air passing through the throttle bodies becoming smoother, combustion efficiency is improved and power is increased.
  • ECONOMICAL RIDING INDICATOR: Using high-precision electronic control for engine management, Kawasaki models can achieve a high level of fuel efficiency. However, fuel consumption is greatly affected by throttle use, gear selection, and other elements under the rider's control. The Economical Riding Indicator is a function that indicates when current riding conditions are consuming a low amount of fuel. The system continuously monitors fuel consumption, regardless of vehicle speed, engine speed, throttle position and other riding conditions. When fuel consumption is low for a given speed (i.e. fuel efficiency is high), an "ECO" mark appears on the instrument panel's LCD screen. By riding so that the "ECO" mark remains on, fuel consumption can be reduced. While effective vehicle speed and engine speed may vary by model, paying attention to conditions that cause the "ECO" mark to appear can help riders improve their fuel efficiency – a handy way to increase cruising range. Further, keeping fuel consumption low also helps minimize negative impact on the environment.
  • KTRC (KAWASAKI TRACTION CONTROL): KTRC, Kawasaki's advanced traction control system provides both enhanced sport riding performance and the peace of mind to negotiate slippery surfaces with confidence. Multiple rider-selectable modes (the number of modes varies by model) offer progressively greater levels of intrusion to suit the riding situation and rider preference. Less intrusive modes maintain optimum traction during cornering. Designed with sport riding in mind, they facilitate acceleration out of corners by maximizing forward drive from the rear wheel. And because Kawasaki’s sophisticated software bases its dynamic analysis on the chassis’ orientation relative to the track surface (rather than relative to a horizontal plane), it is able to take into account corner camber, gradient, etc., and adapt accordingly. In the more intrusive modes (and for some models, in any mode), when excessive wheel spin is detected, engine output is reduced to allow grip to be regained, effectively enabling riders to negotiate both short, slippery patches (train tracks or manhole covers) and extended stretches of bad roads (wet pavement, cobblestone, gravel) with confidence. Models equipped with IMU incorporate chassis-orientation feedback to offer even more precise management.
  • POWER MODE: Models equipped with multiple Power Modes offer riders an easily selectable choice of engine power delivery to suit riding conditions or preference. In addition to Full Power mode, one (Low) or two (Middle, Low) alternate mode(s) in which maximum power is limited and throttle response is milder are provided.
  • SMARTPHONE CONNECTIVITY: Clever technology enables riders to connect to their motorcycle wirelessly. Using the smartphone application “RIDEOLOGY THE APP,” a number of instrument functions can be accessed, contributing to an enhanced motorcycling experience. Vehicle information (such as the odometer, fuel gauge, maintenance schedule, etc) can be viewed on the smartphone. Riding logs (varies by model, but may include GPS route, gear position, rpm, and other information) can be viewed on the smartphone. When connected, telephone (call, mail) notices are displayed on the instrument panel. Riders can also make changes to their motorcycle’s instrument display settings (preferred units, clock and date setting, etc) via the smartphone. And on certain models, it is even possible to check and adjust vehicle settings (such as Rider Mode, electronic rider support features, and payload settings) using the smartphone.

Ergonomics

  • BECOME ONE: Sporty and relaxed upright ergonomics with heads-up visibility allows for a commanding ride position that places the rider “in” the bike for a confident and connected riding experience.

Other Features

  • Smartphone Connectivity via RIDEOLOGY THE APP.

Performance

  • SUPERB BALANCE OF POWER AND HANDLING: With an optimized power-to-weight ratio, the Z900 ABS motorcycle delivers the ultimate supernaked performance.

Rider Experience

  • THRILLING & LIVELY: The Z900 ABS motorcycle makes rider experience a top priority whether you’re throttling through twisty back roads, city streets or cruising the open highway.

Z Styling

  • RAW & REFINED: Featuring the latest evolution of Sugomi™-inspired styling, the Z900 ABS motorcycle has updated shrouds, fuel tank cover, under cowls and silver swingarm pivot cover. They're compact and undeniably contribute to the sharp image.

Chassis Management Technology

  • ABS (ANTI-LOCK BRAKE SYSTEM): Kawasaki ABS systems use front and rear wheel sensors to constantly monitor wheel speed. Should information from either of the sensors indicate that wheel lock has occurred, the ABS ECU directs the pump in the ABS unit to modulate brake fluid pressure (releasing and reapplying pressure so that traction can be regained) until normal operation resumes. ABS offers rider reassurance that contributes to greater riding enjoyment.
  • HORIZONTAL BACK-LINK REAR SUSPENSION: Compared to the Kawasaki traditional Uni-Trak® rear suspension, which mounts the shock unit vertically, with Horizontal Back-link Rear Suspension, the shock unit is almost horizontal. The original Kawasaki suspension arrangement locates the shock unit very close to the bike's center of gravity, greatly contributing to mass centralization. And because there is no linkage or shock unit protruding beneath the swingarm, this frees up space for a larger exhaust pre-chamber (an exhaust expansion chamber situated just upstream of the silencer). With a larger pre-chamber, silencer volume can be reduced, and heavy exhaust components can be concentrated closer to the center of the bike, further contributing to mass centralization. The result is greatly improved handling.

Electronics

  • NEXT-LEVEL TECH: Fitted with high-grade electronics, the Z900 ABS merges raw power with the latest advancements in motorcycle technology.

Engine Management Technology

  • ASSIST & SLIPPER CLUTCH: Based on feedback from racing activities, the Assist & Slipper Clutch uses two types of cams (an assist cam and a slipper cam) to either drive the clutch hub and operating plate together or apart. Under normal operation, the assist cam functions as a self-servo mechanism, pulling the clutch hub and operating plate together to compress the clutch plates. This allows the total clutch spring load to be reduced, resulting in a lighter clutch lever feel when operating the clutch. When excessive engine braking occurs – as a result of quick downshifts (or an accidental downshift) – the slipper cam comes into play, forcing the clutch hub and operating plate apart. This relieves pressure on the clutch plates to reduce back-torque and helps prevent the rear tire from hopping and skidding. This race-style function is particularly useful when sport or track riding.
  • DUAL THROTTLE VALVES: Late-model sport bikes often use large-bore throttle bodies to generate high levels of power. However, with large diameter throttles, when a rider suddenly opens the throttle, the unrestricted torque response can be strong. Dual throttle valve technology was designed to tame engine response while contributing to performance. On models with dual throttle valves, there are two throttle valves per cylinder: in addition to the main valves, which are physically linked to the throttle grip and controlled by the rider, a second set of valves, opened and closed by the ECU, precisely regulates intake airflow to ensure a natural, linear response. With the air passing through the throttle bodies becoming smoother, combustion efficiency is improved and power is increased.
  • ECONOMICAL RIDING INDICATOR: Using high-precision electronic control for engine management, Kawasaki models can achieve a high level of fuel efficiency. However, fuel consumption is greatly affected by throttle use, gear selection, and other elements under the rider's control. The Economical Riding Indicator is a function that indicates when current riding conditions are consuming a low amount of fuel. The system continuously monitors fuel consumption, regardless of vehicle speed, engine speed, throttle position and other riding conditions. When fuel consumption is low for a given speed (i.e. fuel efficiency is high), an "ECO" mark appears on the instrument panel's LCD screen. By riding so that the "ECO" mark remains on, fuel consumption can be reduced. While effective vehicle speed and engine speed may vary by model, paying attention to conditions that cause the "ECO" mark to appear can help riders improve their fuel efficiency – a handy way to increase cruising range. Further, keeping fuel consumption low also helps minimize negative impact on the environment.
  • KTRC (KAWASAKI TRACTION CONTROL): KTRC, Kawasaki's advanced traction control system provides both enhanced sport riding performance and the peace of mind to negotiate slippery surfaces with confidence. Multiple rider-selectable modes (the number of modes varies by model) offer progressively greater levels of intrusion to suit the riding situation and rider preference. Less intrusive modes maintain optimum traction during cornering. Designed with sport riding in mind, they facilitate acceleration out of corners by maximizing forward drive from the rear wheel. And because Kawasaki’s sophisticated software bases its dynamic analysis on the chassis’ orientation relative to the track surface (rather than relative to a horizontal plane), it is able to take into account corner camber, gradient, etc., and adapt accordingly. In the more intrusive modes (and for some models, in any mode), when excessive wheel spin is detected, engine output is reduced to allow grip to be regained, effectively enabling riders to negotiate both short, slippery patches (train tracks or manhole covers) and extended stretches of bad roads (wet pavement, cobblestone, gravel) with confidence. Models equipped with IMU incorporate chassis-orientation feedback to offer even more precise management.
  • POWER MODE: Models equipped with multiple Power Modes offer riders an easily selectable choice of engine power delivery to suit riding conditions or preference. In addition to Full Power mode, one (Low) or two (Middle, Low) alternate mode(s) in which maximum power is limited and throttle response is milder are provided.
  • SMARTPHONE CONNECTIVITY: Clever technology enables riders to connect to their motorcycle wirelessly. Using the smartphone application “RIDEOLOGY THE APP,” a number of instrument functions can be accessed, contributing to an enhanced motorcycling experience. Vehicle information (such as the odometer, fuel gauge, maintenance schedule, etc) can be viewed on the smartphone. Riding logs (varies by model, but may include GPS route, gear position, rpm, and other information) can be viewed on the smartphone. When connected, telephone (call, mail) notices are displayed on the instrument panel. Riders can also make changes to their motorcycle’s instrument display settings (preferred units, clock and date setting, etc) via the smartphone. And on certain models, it is even possible to check and adjust vehicle settings (such as Rider Mode, electronic rider support features, and payload settings) using the smartphone.

Ergonomics

  • BECOME ONE: Sporty and relaxed upright ergonomics with heads-up visibility allows for a commanding ride position that places the rider “in” the bike for a confident and connected riding experience.

Other Features

  • Smartphone Connectivity via RIDEOLOGY THE APP.

Performance

  • SUPERB BALANCE OF POWER AND HANDLING: With an optimized power-to-weight ratio, the Z900 ABS motorcycle delivers the ultimate supernaked performance.

Rider Experience

  • THRILLING & LIVELY: The Z900 ABS motorcycle makes rider experience a top priority whether you’re throttling through twisty back roads, city streets or cruising the open highway.

Z Styling

  • RAW & REFINED: Featuring the latest evolution of Sugomi™-inspired styling, the Z900 ABS motorcycle has updated shrouds, fuel tank cover, under cowls and silver swingarm pivot cover. They're compact and undeniably contribute to the sharp image.