Kawasaki has silently launched the 2022 model of one of its most well-priced and highest selling models in the Indian market, the Kawasaki Z900. However, unlike the other 2022 model year motorcycles from Kawasaki, the Z900 hasn’t received any single change and even new colour options too.
2022 Kawasaki Z900: Price and Variants
For the new 2022 model, the Kawasaki Z900 has retained the price of Rs 8.42 lakh of the previous model. The Z900 had received a price change only in August 2021, which makes it a not so big deal breaker.
The Kawasaki Z900 takes on other premium middleweight naked roadsters like Triumph Street Triple, BMW F 900 R and Ducati Monster. However, compared to its European rivals, the Kawasaki Z900 is priced much lower and offers the exclusivity of the only four-cylinder motorcycle in its segment. At its price, the Kawasaki Z900 takes on much smaller but similarly priced motorcycles like Honda CB 650R and Ducati Scrambler.
2022 Kawasaki Z900: Design and Features
Kawasaki has decided not to fiddle with the already good formula of the Z900. The aggressive-looking motorcycle comes with the same muscular profile with all-LED headlamps, taillight and turn indicators, a 4.3-inch TFT instrument console with smartphone connectivity, five-spoke alloy wheels and a partially exposed frame in contrasting green colour. The list of riding aids remains unchanged as well, with the motorcycle having ABS, traction control and four riding modes – Rain, Sport, Road and Custom.
While the global-spec model of the Kawasaki Z900 comes with two new colour options of Pearl Robotic White with Metallic Spark Black and Metallic Matte Twilight Blue with Metallic Spark Black, the new India-spec model continues to go with the previously available colour options.
2022 Kawasaki Z900: Engine and Transmission
The new 2022 Kawasaki Z900 retains the four-stroke, liquid-cooled, inline-four, 948cc engine of the previous model, which was upgraded to BS6 last year only. Easily the most refined and powerful motor in its segment, the engine makes 125 PS of maximum power and 98.6 Nm of peak torque output. Like before, the engine is paired to a smooth 6-speed gearbox.
2022 Kawasaki Z900: Chassis
Sitting on a two-part steel trellis frame, the Kawasaki Z900 has a suspension combination of 41mm upside-down hydraulic telescopic forks at the front and a linked mono-shock at the rear, both of which are fully adjustable. The motorcycle gets dual 300mm discs at the front and a single 250mm disc at the rear.