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2020 Kawasaki Z900 gets revised styling and new electronics package

Written by Parichay Malvankar

When Kawasaki launched the Z900 to replace the Z800, many did not like the toned down styling. Now, the Japanese motorcycle manufacturer has revealed the 2020 Z900 which looks sharper than ever, and a more fitting upgrade from the old Z800. Apart from the cosmetic changes and update to meet the emission norms, Kawasaki has also introduce new electronics package for the 2020 Z900.

Kawasaki will launch the 2020 Z900 in India with pricing bumped up, thanks to the added equipment. The new Z900 is expected in India by mid-2020, once the stocks of the current model are done with.

The 2020 Kawasaki Z900 now gets a new full LED headlamp with LED DRLs on either end of the unit. The bike gets a new split design headlamp internally with a bikini fairing and a small fly screen on top. Kawasaki has introduced a new colour display speedometer cluster for the 2020 Z900 which also comes with bluetooth connectivity. The tank shrouds / extensions of the Z900 have also been reprofiled and the rear section also sees some styling updates.

Kawasaki will now offer the Z900 with the KRTC (Kawasaki Traction Control) which allows the rider to choose from 3 traction control modes and 2 power modes depending on the rider mood and road conditions.

Other mechanical bits remain unchanged and the 948cc, in-line 4-cylinder, liquid-cooled motor is now Euro 5 compliant producing 123 BHP of power and 98.6 Nm of torque matched to a 6-speed gearbox with a slipper-assist clutch. The 2020 Z900 continues to ride on USD front forks, rear monoshock, trellis chassis and gets a full system exhaust pipe.

Kawasaki will offer the 2020 Z900 in 4 dual tone paint options which include grey + black, green + black, white + black and matte black + gloss black.

The Kawasaki Z900 rivals the likes of KTM 790 Duke, Suzuki GSX-S750 and Triumph Street Triple. Expect Kawasaki dealers to start offering discounted deals on the current Z900 models to move out the inventory.