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 Post subject: Kawasaki Z900RS
 Post Posted: Sun Dec 17, 2017 10:07 pm 
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Tasty looking factory Z1 tribute :love

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=22&v=iuhnMU2nSGI


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 Post subject: Re: Kawasaki Z900RS
 Post Posted: Tue Dec 26, 2017 3:23 am 
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Nice looking bike. A lot of choice now for a £10k naked bike


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 Post subject: Re: Kawasaki Z900RS
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I work at a dealer and our 1st one arrive a week or so ago. I personally assembled and test rode the bike, it is incredible.

Can not say enough good things about it, may have to buy one......

VIN ending in #1235

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 Post subject: Re: Kawasaki Z900RS
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 Post subject: Re: Kawasaki Z900RS
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https://www.kawasaki.com/Products/2018-Z900RS

US Facebook site - massive amounts of the US info, set up manuals, marketing stuff, etc

https://www.facebook.com/groups/217882632084527

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 Post subject: Re: Kawasaki Z900RS
 Post Posted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 2:25 pm 
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honda919rider wrote:
I work at a dealer and our 1st one arrive a week or so ago. I personally assembled and test rode the bike, it is incredible.

Can not say enough good things about it, may have to buy one......


Wow - I was thinking if the new Kawa Z9 goes as good as it looks it will be a very desirable motorcycle - thanks for the confirmation - sounds like you have a dream job by the way :angel

Thanks for the info also - I'll read it with interest.


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 Post subject: Re: Kawasaki Z900RS
 Post Posted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 3:00 pm 
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Brilliant photographs, bike looks much better than it did in the blurred pics in MCN.

Fuel tank looks a bit bulbous, compared with the original Z1. Is there an air box under there, making this a compromise ?

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 Post subject: Re: Kawasaki Z900RS
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Great photos - the new Z9 looks worthy of the original Z - this bike is going to be a hit I think. :D


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 Post subject: Re: Kawasaki Z900RS
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Nice article on what leading Japanese custom builders have been doing to the new Z9.

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

Kawasaki 'Beyond Z' official site:

https://www.kawasaki-cp.khi.co.jp/motorshow2017/custom/index_e.html


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 Post subject: Re: Kawasaki Z900RS
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That's better !

Pity he didn't stick with the classic orange and brown colour scheme. Wire wheels would have been nice, but article states that he didn't want to mess with the cycle parts, just the bodywork.

The Doremi bike, couldn't link direct to photo.

https://www.kawasaki-cp.khi.co.jp/motorshow2017/custom/doremi_e.html

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 Post subject: Re: Kawasaki Z900RS
 Post Posted: Sun Jan 14, 2018 3:40 pm 
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Yeah, in order to recreate the silhouette, proportions and visual impact of the original Z the Doremi bike displays amazingly painstaking and subtle attention to detail; making the main frame’s upper rails closer together and flattening the seat rail angle, while the original Z style quad pipes are a work of art right down to the re-creation of the original exhaust note. Although I wasn't old enough to ride bikes at the time the Dorimi Z does evoke the spirit of the 1970's - If I had one I'd be tempted to buy a pair of flares and a bottle of 'Old Spice' to go with it :angel

It would be interesting to ride and compare the Bito Z to the stock bike - because Bito dispensed with the conventional modern wheel and tyre sizes in favour of very light weight Bito 18 inch wheels and thinner tyres which apparently contributes to more intuitive handling and feedback, while the in-house brake discs and calipers are exquisite.

The Moto Corse is pretty spiffing too - I like the way the builder leaves no doubt that this is a 21st century bike regardless of it's 1970's heritage - it's a nice addition and contrast to the more traditionalist and purist approach of the Doremi Z.


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