2018 Kawasaki Z900RS CAFE

2018 Kawasaki Z900RS CAFE
Vintage Lime Green
MSRP: $11,499.00
Manufacturer: Kawasaki
Condition: New



Following in the footsteps of the Z900RS, retro meets modern with the café-racer inspired all-new 2018 Z900RS CAFE. Combining authentic retro styling, a modern chassis and today’s cutting-edge technology and performance, the powerful yet friendly-to-ride Z900RS CAFE represents a modern reinvigoration of iconic motorcycles from the 1970's.

Experience the true spirit of the legendary Kawasaki bikes of yesteryear with the café-racer style front cowl, Vintage Lime Green paint scheme, green rim stripes and blacked out paint on select components. The black finished drop-style handlebar, café-racer stepped seat and tuned exhaust with brushed finish truly embody the ultimate café-racer image.



4-stroke, 4-cylinder, DOHC, 16-valve, liquid-cooled
Bore x Stroke
73.4 x 56.0mm
Compression Ratio
Fuel System
DFI® with Keihin 36mm throttle bodies
TCBI with electronic advance
6-speed, return shift
Final Drive
Sealed chain


Front Suspension / Wheel Travel
Inverted telescopic fork (10-way) with adjustable compression and rebound (12-way) damping, spring preload/4.7
Rear Suspension / Wheel Travel
Horizontal back-link swingarm with stepless adjustable rebound damping and spring preload/5.5 in
Front Tire
120/70 ZR17 Dunlop GPR-300F
Rear Tire
180/55 ZR17 Dunlop GPR-300
Front Brakes
Dual disc ABS
Rear Brakes
Single disc ABS


Frame Type
Tubular, diamond
25.4°/3.5 in
Overall Length
82.7 in
Overall Width
33.3 in
Overall Height
46.9 in
Ground Clearance
5.1 in
Seat Height
32.3 in
Curb Weight
474.1 lb**
Fuel Capacity
4.5 gal
57.9 in
Color Choices
Vintage Lime Green
12 Month Limited Warranty
Kawasaki Protection Plus™ (optional)
12, 24, 36 or 48 months



  • CAFE-RACE STYLE FRONT COWL High-grade coating and a clean fit-and-finish contribute to the high-quality appearance. Compact fairing excludes cafe-racer style and helps to deflect wind away from the rider
  • VINTAGE COLOR & GRAPHICS A unique Vintage Lime Green color scheme with while stripes pays tribute to the iconic Kawasaki Superbike graphics of the 70's and 80's
  • DROP-STYLE HANDLEBAR Exhibits a drop handlebar contributing to the cafe-race styling. The handlebar is painted black to match the timeless styling accents. A wide grip helps to facilitate a confident yet sporty riding position.
  • CAFE-RACER SEAT A low 32.3" seat height provides an attractive sculpted shape with a more pronounced step and supportive padding. The seat is slimmer at the front, facilitating the rider's reach to the ground. The seat can be removed without tools, offering easy access to the battery, fuse box and tool kit.
  • TUNED EXHAUST WITH BRUSHED FINISH Exhaust tuned to deliver an appealing iconic rumble during engine start and idling.


  • Authentic Styling The all-new Z900RS CAFE is the ultimate retro-sport Z that offers modern running gear and classic styling
  • HIGH-GRADE PAINT & ICONIC TEARDROP FUEL TANK Throwback Vintage Lime Green paint scheme highlights a teardrop fuel tank and premium finishes.
  • STAINLESS STEEL EXHAUST SYSTEM Chromed double-walled headers and short megaphone featuring a brushed finish highlight the retro-sport image.
  • LED LIGHTS Round LED headlight and oval LED taillight blend retro and modern designs.
  • MULTI-FUNCTION INSTRUMENTATION The high-tech multi-function LCD screen nestled between bullet shaped analogue dials, featuring classic chrome bezels create a balance of retro style mixed with modern functionality.
  • SPOKE STYLE CAST WHEELS A classic look with pin striping and high-quality paint demonstrate superb craftsmanship.


  • AUTHENTIC RETRO-SPORT Z Superb balance of power and handling
  • KTRC (KAWASAKI TRACTION CONTROL) Contributing to rider reassurance, the Z900RS CAFE is equipped with advanced Kawasaki rider support technology. KTRC features two modes that cover a wide range of riding conditions, offering enhanced sport riding performance or the peace of mind to negotiate slippery with confidence.
  • TUNED EXHAUST NOTE Tuned to deliver an appealing iconic rumble during the engine start and idling.
  • LIGHTWEIGHT TRELLIS FRAME The modern lightweight trellis frame provides the strength to harness the inline 4-cylinder power and the balanced flex to achieve responsive and agile handling
  • ASSIST AND SLIPPER CLUTCH Race-inspired clutch technology offers both a much lighter feel at the lever, as well as a back-torque limiting function that helps prevent rear-wheel hop when downshifting
  • SMOOTH AND POWERFUL Inline four delivers strong acceleration and silky-smooth performance for cruising at higher rpms
  • DOUBLE WALL CONSTRUCTION Inner pipes are slimmer than the outer pipes which contribute to strong low-mid range focused performance


  • AUTHENTIC RIDING EXPERIENCE Retro café-racer design meets modern technology and performance for superb riding comfort around town and on the highway
  • SUSPENSION - The modern, fully adjustable, 41mm inverted fork tuned to deliver both ride comfort and sporty performance - The modern horizontal back-link rear suspension offers progressive damping for an ideal balance of sport riding performance and casual riding comfort
  • ERGONOMICS - Low seat height for easy reach to the ground and enhanced rider confidence - The relationship between footpegs, seat and handlebar was designed to enhance communication between rider and machine, giving the rider a confidence-inspiring feeling. Relaxed upright riding position accommodates both comfortable cruising and sporty riding - Drop-style handlebar provides ideal leverage for cornering and low-speed maneuvering
  • BRAKES - Modern ABS is a standard feature on the Z900RS CAFE. It’s a compact and lightweight Nissin motorcycle ABS unit that helps reduce wheel lock up under certain conditions - Modern radial-mount calipers and radial-pump front brake master cylinder contribute to a firm, progressive feel and powerful braking performance

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