Kawasaki Z 900 A2 Rider Addition




Make Model

Kawasaki Z 900 A2 Rider Addition




Four stroke, transverse four cylinder, DOHC, 4 valve per cylinder


948 cc / 57.5 cu-in

Bore x Stroke 73.4 x 56.0mm
Cooling System Liquid cooled
Compression Ratio 11.8:1
Lubrication Forced lubrication, wet sump


DFI® with 36mm Keihin throttle bodies


TCBI with electronic advance 
Starting Electric

Max Power

93.8 hp / 70 kW @ 8500 rpm  (A2 - 35kW / 47 hp)

Max Torque

91.2 Nm / 67.2 lb-ft @ 6500 rpm
Clutch Wet multi-disc, manual


6 Speed 
Final Drive Sealed chain
Gear Ratio 1st 2.692 (35/13) 2nd 2.059 (35/17) 3rd 1.650 (33/20) 4th 1.409 (31/22) 5th 1.222 (33/27) 6th 1.034 (30/29)
Primary Reduction Ratio 1.627 (83/51)
Final Reduction Ratio 2.933 (44/15)
Frame Trellis, high-tensile steel

Front Suspension

41mm inverted fork with rebound damping and spring preload adjustability
Front Wheel Travlel 120 mm / 4.7 in

Rear Suspension

Horizontal back-link with rebound damping, adjustable spring preload
Rear Wheel Travel 140 mm  / 5.5 in

Front Brakes

2x semi-floating 310 mm discs 4 piston calipers

Rear Brakes

Single 220mm disc 1 piston caliper

Front Tyre

120/70 ZR17

Rear Tyre

Trail 103 mm / 4.1 in
Rake 25°
Dimensions Length 2065 mm / 81.5 in
Width    825 mm / 32.3 in
Height 1065 mm / 41.9 in
Wheelbase 1450 mm / 57.1 in
Seat Height 795 mm / 32.8 in
Ground Clearance 130 mm / 5.1 in

Wet Weight

210 kg / 463.1 lbs

Fuel Capacity 

17 Litres / 4.5 US gal

Since its introduction in late 2016, the middleweight super-naked Z900 has become a sales success and won thousands of riders over with a no-nonsense Refined Raw Sugomi design attitude.   Now there is an A2 variant of the Z900 joining the model line for 2018. Tuned to give a maximum of 70kw, this version of the Z900 can also be adjusted to provide a maximum of 35kw to comply with A2 restrictions and the needs of motorcycle training schools.

A2 Medium Motorcycle Test:  This test must be taken on a minimum of a 395cc motorcycle with a power output of between 25 kW (33bhp) and 35 kW (47bhp). When you have passed the A2 licence you can ride any machine of any cc but it must produce no more than 35 kW or 47bhp, you can carry passengers and ride on motorways.

Morihiro Ikoma, Director of Kawasaki Motors Europe, said: “Soon after the Z900 was launched we began work on an A2 compliant version.  The design brief from potential customers and dealers was a unified voice; keep the look, soul and ethos of the Z900 and create an A2 compliant version to open the world of Refined Raw Z to yet more enthusiastic riders."  He further explained: “At 948cc this A2 compliant Z900 is bound to become one of the most appealing A2 offerings in the market.”

The new A2 compliant Z900 version, carries no badges or markings setting it apart the from the full-powered Z900. 

It has the same rider features like a tuned airbox assembly, along with assist and slipper clutch technology, a lightweight and responsive tubular trellis chassis plus Kawasaki’s characteristic horizontal back-link suspension.

Making the switch from 70kW and 35kW is as simple as taking the bike to an authorised Kawasaki dealer for an adjustment to the ECU.  This is completely reversible, should you decide to move to the higher A license class.