Kawasaki Europe just unveiled the 2022 Z900RS SE and it includes every retro-modern bike box you could wish for. While the aesthetics are undoubtedly appealing, thankfully the brand didn’t stop there. Several key performance improvements help make this Special Edition truly special.
The first thing you’ll notice is, of course, the painting. Kawasaki calls it their Yellow Ball styling, which goes back to the iconic orange and brown Fireball paint scheme of the original Z1.
Colorway is called Metallic Diablo Black, and it is a tasteful nod to the historical line of this very modern bike.
The front brakes on the new Z900RS SE are a pair of radially mounted Brembo M4 monobloc four-piston blocks with semi-floating 300mm discs. Kawasaki has also added a radial brake master cylinder, which it lists separately from Brembo components.
The front fork is a 41mm inverted block with compression and rebound damping and preload adjustments. The rear shock is an undefined block? Hlins with rebound damping and preload adjustment.
Kawasaki Traction Control, assist and slipper clutch, as well as the introduction of the first ever tuned Kawasaki exhaust note are some of the other key features the OEM is touting on this bike.
The inline-four produces a claimed 109.5 horsepower as well as just under 72.3 ft-lbs of torque. It features a six-speed transmission and weighs just under 474 lb (215 kg).
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