Thursday, 6 July 2017

A modern Kawasaki Z1 for 2018? Oh please yes!


WHILE Yamaha has it’s XSR ‘Sport Heritage’ range, Kawasaki’s response to increasing demand for traditionally styled machines has been less than immediate.

But that’s about to change according to Japanese magazine AutoBy, which has an uncannily strong record with Kawasaki predications.

The latest issue says next year will bring this Z900RS, based on the Z900 but with a large dose of retro styling intended to evoke the 1970s Z1s, including fake engine fins for an air-cooled look.

There’s evidence of the bike beyond the magazine's mock-up images, too. Kawasaki trademarked the name Z900RS a while ago, which seems a pretty strong hint that there’s a bike in the pipeline that will carry that name.