Kawasaki released pictures of two new models at the Intermot 2016. They are the Z900 and the Z650 and be officially revealed at the EICMA show in Milan next month.
Kawasaki Z900-smaller sibling for the Z1000
The Z900 is powered by a new 948cc inline-four cylinder engine based on the Z1000’s 1043cc in-line-four engine, making 126bhp. The engine is framed in an all-new steel-trellis structure. Kawasaki has developed an an assist and slipper clutch, to make the lever easier to pull and reduce back-torque on down-shifts.
It’s got 41mm inverted forks with step-less rebound damping and spring pre-load adjustability and a horizontally-mounted shock with rebound and preload adjustability at the rear.
Kawasaki Z650- replacement for the ER-6n
The 649cc parallel-twin engine on the Z650 has been reworked to offer strong low-mid-range torque. The motorcycle uses an all-new steel-trellis frame and weighs in at 187kg. The Z650 also gets the same assist and slipper clutch as the Z900.
Both new models are set to debut properly at the EICMA motorcycle show in Milan, Italy, on November 8