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2018 Kawasaki Z900RS Cafe

Posted By: TEWKS

2018 Kawasaki Z900RS Cafe - 11/17/17 11:37 AM

Looks like Kawasaki is reaching back a bit deeper into the ZRX gene pool. Like, but this is RETRO to me. java

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=6PtesCu6tN4
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Pat
Posted By: BarnRat

Re: 2018 Kawasaki Z900RS Cafe - 11/17/17 01:41 PM

I like it. I prefer a bike where the engine is on display . . . one of the reasons I like the BMW boxers
Posted By: mrzoom

Re: 2018 Kawasaki Z900RS Cafe - 11/17/17 02:17 PM

I rode Kawasaki's from 1973 to 2001. Had a bunch of them including a silver 1977 kz1000r .
This new one looks good. If I had all the money I'd have one of everything. thumbsup
Posted By: TEWKS

Re: 2018 Kawasaki Z900RS Cafe - 11/17/17 02:31 PM

Originally Posted by mrzoom
If I had all the money I'd have one of everything. thumbsup


I'm with ya on that! thumbsup

Pat
Posted By: Dennis Andress

Re: 2018 Kawasaki Z900RS Cafe - 11/17/17 03:44 PM

Nice.
Posted By: Paul De

Re: 2018 Kawasaki Z900RS Cafe - 11/17/17 07:02 PM

The classic brown/orange std. version looks very close to the original. I like it, but I am biased as I have always had a soft spot for Kawasaki. The best part is that I'm sure the new one goes, stops and turns way better than the original. Emissions issues aside, could you imaging what a modern H2 750 triple would be like...for sure just as scary to ride, but in a good way and not because you were fearing for your life.
Posted By: Yeeha! Stephen

Re: 2018 Kawasaki Z900RS Cafe - 11/17/17 08:41 PM

My "Shop" skills suck, but I added the Eddie Lawson Replica/ZRX blue strip and added some yellow to the green to make it more lime-ish. Much better.

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Posted By: Groanup

Re: 2018 Kawasaki Z900RS Cafe - 11/17/17 09:01 PM

I like this a lot.
If I had room for another bike in my garage...
Posted By: TEWKS

Re: 2018 Kawasaki Z900RS Cafe - 11/18/17 01:01 AM

This GSXR Retro 1100 is looking pretty sweet to me. I don't know if it's even going into production but slick if you were a Suzuki guy say back in 1986.
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Pat
Posted By: marknetm

Re: 2018 Kawasaki Z900RS Cafe - 11/18/17 01:57 PM

I have been waiting for this one... & am drooling! My posse all rode Zeds & CBs back in the early 80s. Today, none of us ride Japanese.
I'm going to go have a look as soon as my local Dealer receives them. May well trade my Steet Triple in if it checks all the right boxes. He sells Triumph too.
Probably in the minority here, but I'm loving the retro craze. Keeping my '07 Bonnie though. Bring it on....🤗
Posted By: TEWKS

Re: 2018 Kawasaki Z900RS Cafe - 11/18/17 03:42 PM

Hey, maybe the Green is too mean. grin

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I like the grey! thumbsup

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Pat
Posted By: BarnRat

Re: 2018 Kawasaki Z900RS Cafe - 11/18/17 03:49 PM

I like the retro look but some aren't retro enough for me. This 2014 Honda CB1100 DLX with 4-into-2 exhaust is what I'm looking for. If I ever find a new one (within a reasonable drive) or a decent used one I am going to snatch it up.

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Posted By: JohnH VA

Re: 2018 Kawasaki Z900RS Cafe - 11/18/17 05:24 PM

Ahh -- reminds me a bit of my '78 Honda CB750K, like this one:

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Posted By: BarnRat

Re: 2018 Kawasaki Z900RS Cafe - 11/18/17 06:32 PM

I've always liked the Suzuki B-King, based on Hayabusa 1300cc engine . . .

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Posted By: TEWKS

Re: 2018 Kawasaki Z900RS Cafe - 11/18/17 07:09 PM

Hey Now!! cool

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Pat
Posted By: Lone_RT_rider

Re: 2018 Kawasaki Z900RS Cafe - 11/20/17 02:08 PM

Originally Posted by TEWKS
Originally Posted by mrzoom
If I had all the money I'd have one of everything. thumbsup


I'm with ya on that! thumbsup

Pat


I thought you were already half way there? laugh rofl
Posted By: TEWKS

Re: 2018 Kawasaki Z900RS Cafe - 11/20/17 11:58 PM

Originally Posted by Lone_RT_rider
Originally Posted by TEWKS
Originally Posted by mrzoom
If I had all the money I'd have one of everything. thumbsup


I'm with ya on that! thumbsup

Pat


I thought you were already half way there? laugh rofl


Learning this as I go, little kids little dollars, big kids big dollars! The other half may take a while. grin

Pat
Posted By: longjohn

Re: 2018 Kawasaki Z900RS Cafe - 11/21/17 01:13 AM

I had one of those older 750's way back when, but even then I liked shaft drives. smile

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Posted By: beemerboy

Re: 2018 Kawasaki Z900RS Cafe - 11/21/17 01:24 AM

Originally Posted by TEWKS
Hey Now!! cool

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Pat

Oh my.....(insert slobbering sounds here...)
Posted By: Matts_12GS

Re: 2018 Kawasaki Z900RS Cafe - 11/21/17 04:40 PM

Originally Posted by TEWKS
Looks like Kawasaki is reaching back a bit deeper into the ZRX gene pool. Like, but this is RETRO to me. java

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=6PtesCu6tN4
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Pat



That's a sexy beast. I think I may have to give it some real thought in the new year.
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