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    Z900rs

    https://rideapart.com/articles/kawas...unveils-z900rs

    Looks nice. I'm disappointed they detuned it. Will be interesting to see how it sells and what model variants they come up with next. I would consider buying a supercharged version.

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    I quite like that, still prefer the ZRX tho'
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    Looking at the ads, it's another bike aimed at the "hipsters" - let's hope it's not all style over substance.

    But, kudos to Kawasaki - it's not riding on knobblies !!
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    Here a 1970's bike with a difference what are they trying to stop with the rear disc dia . Toyota has gone from here because they underestimated what the new breed want, Kawasaki make an SUV version for aus .

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    Quote Originally Posted by ledwrist View Post
    https://rideapart.com/articles/kawas...unveils-z900rs

    Looks nice. I'm disappointed they detuned it. Will be interesting to see how it sells and what model variants they come up with next. I would consider buying a supercharged version.

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    my contact at Kawasaki Australia says we're getting 2 models, a cafe style, with more up market running gear, I'm waiting and ordering a supercharged one, I've been led to believe early next year?
    i bought a 2017 Z900 a few months ago, needed lots of suspension work to get it handle, it's sweet now....

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    Quote Originally Posted by ledwrist View Post
    https://rideapart.com/articles/kawas...unveils-z900rs

    Looks nice. I'm disappointed they detuned it. Will be interesting to see how it sells and what model variants they come up with next. I would consider buying a supercharged version.

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    ^^^ This - after 37 years only 15 more bhp than my Z1000H. Hopefully the SC has a bit more about it.

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    Style-wise they nailed it. Much more than the Yamabomination that looks like an EBay body kit.

    Hopefully they don't overprice it (the Triumphs are overpriced IMO).

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    Better looking than much of the competition but I see the motorcycle industry falling into the same pattern as the automotive industry or film industry with derivative products, which work OK for a while...but have a definite shelf life.
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    Yes Micah I was over at a dealer un related gear ,they sell all brands basically guys my age were looking towards adventure type touring the round town caffe style has become less desirable over practical .Despite what they tell us cash is not flowing easy for this type of bike ,well into a grand a year too keep one on the road you really want to be using it .

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    Clearly designed to mimic the 1973 Z1-900, a true beast in its day:
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    Quote Originally Posted by billerzal View Post
    Clearly designed to mimic the 1973 Z1-900, a true beast in its day:
    Really? I didn't see the connection
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    This new kid will never pull the chicks like his old man.
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    This came from Japan to the Barry Sheene did not that well maybe the 1973 handling.
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    Work it may, shine it must.

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    Customized Z900RS

    They are getting some custom shops to work on them already.

    http://www.bikeexif.com/kawasaki-z900rs-custom-project

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