From the moment that the Kawasaki Z1-inspired Z900RS was announced in October of last year, enthusiasts have been saying they wanted the model to go even further into the retro-racer styling. Just a month later, large portions of the rest of the world received the word that their dreams had been made real in the form of the Kawasaki Z900RS Cafe. Naturally, riders in the U.S. market wanted to know why they weren’t going to be allowed to own this strikingly-styled version of the RS.
Well, according to this press release, the wait is over, and the Kawasaki Z900RS Cafe will soon be available in limited quantities in the American market for $11,499 – that’s only $300 more than the top of the line Z900RS. We don’t know the exact import numbers, but consider this to be a warning that, if you want to buy a Z900RS Cafe in 2018, you better put your money down sooner rather than later.
The Kawasaki Z900RS Cafe gets this spiffy brushed stainless steel exhaust.
Just a quick reminder, the Cafe is mechanically the same motorcycle as the RS with some additional parts. While the bulk of the changes are strictly for styling, a couple could combine to affect the rider.
The styling changes begin with Kawasaki’s Vintage Lime Green paint scheme that features a retro white stripe from front to rear. Even the black cast wheels receive a cosmetic upgrade in the form of a green stripe. The 948cc engine receives new case covers, and the exhaust sports a brushed stainless steel finish. The retro-inspired bikini fairing straddles the style/function divide, creating the biggest …read more