Evoking the legendary Z1 Super Four series of machines available between 1972 and 1976, the Z900RS matches a swathe of styling sentiment with up to date technology, electronic rider aids and chassis compliance carefully matching classic looks with modern convenience.
The four-cylinder water-cooled engine is equipped with traction control and an assist and slipper clutch making down-changes quick and seamless. Acceleration is brisk and, along with gathering speed, the expertly crafted “four-into-one” exhaust has been tuned to create the most evocative sound – true Z personality.
Low maintenance, multiple thin spokes are a homage to Z1 style, as is the modern multi-functional LED meter. The bright LED headlamp has a chrome bezel just like 1970's machines, whilst the rest of the machine, from its teardrop fuel tank, side panel badges, 1970's seat strap and aesthetically designed tail further add to machines retro design.
The 2021 Z900RS continues with its Candytone Green livery, but will also be available in Metallic Spark Black and Ebony. Machines will begin to arrive in dealerships during December.
Kawasaki's entry-level machines are also receiving a makeover for 2021. The top-selling Z125, with its exposed tubular trellis chassis spars, robustly engineered four-stroke A2 friendly 15PS (11kW) engine and sleek digital meters, is capable of handling the demands of both experts and new riders alike.
The already ergonomically designed machine also comes with an Ergo-Fit accessory option to lower the machine, opening it out to all riders. The 2021 machine will be arriving in January and is available in:
- Candy Lime Green / Metallic Spark Black
- Metallic Spark Black / Pearl Flat Stardust White / Metallic Flat Spark Black
- Metallic Flat Spark Black / Metallic Spark Black
For those riders seeking a more sporty design, the aggressively styled Ninja 125 is also getting a new look for 2021. From the same Ninja family that has won the WorldSBK Championship a record six years in a row, the smallest Ninja is built to evoke the emotions of track success while delivering a composed and control environment in which to get used to the delights of two-wheeled transport.
Sharing the same A2-friendly engine of the Z125, the Ninja 125 is completed with a nimble chassis that is worthy of comparison to the mighty Supercharged Ninja H2, delivering chassis integrity matched to handling compliance.
From its aggressive race style cowl to its upswept Supersport tail, the Ninja 125 is ready to “tick all the boxes” of those aspiring to sit astride their first powered two-wheeler in 2021. Available in UK dealers from May and in a Lime Green / Ebony / Pearl Blizzard White colour way for the new season, the Ninja 125 is sure to race its way into the hearts of a legion of new riders in the coming year.