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2023 Kawasaki Z900 [Specs, Features, Photos]

2023 Kawasaki Z900
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The 2023 Kawasaki Z900 Has Impressive Power And Looks

The 2023 Kawasaki Z900 is one of several 2023 Kawasaki models included in their “supernaked” class. With its powerful engine, advanced technology, and comfortable riding position, the Z900 is an excellent choice for riders who want a bike that is both fun to ride and easy to handle. At the heart of the Z900 is a 4 cylinder, liquid-cooled engine that delivers impressive performance. This 948cc engine is capable of producing up to 113 horsepower and 72 lb-ft of torque and with a power modes feature, you can choose how much power you want on tap!

Like many of Kawasaki’s motorcycles that feature advanced technology, the 2023 Z900 comes equipped with a full digital instrumentation that includes a color TFT screen with all the expected information to ensure you know what the bike is doing. The Z900 also features advanced safety features that help to ensure that riders stay safe while enjoying the thrill of the ride. This bike comes equipped with Anti-lock Brakes (ABS) as standard, which helps to prevent the wheels from locking up during sudden stops, reducing the risk of skidding and accidents.

The Z900 features a lightweight chassis that provides excellent stability and handling. Weighing in at just 467 pounds, this bike is incredibly nimble and easy to handle, making it ideal for riders of all skill levels. If you’re looking to add even more performance from the Z900, look no further than the SE model upgrade which includes extras like Ohlins rear shock, inverted fork and Brembo brakes with steel braided lines for only $1500 more! With so many features and options for a competitive price when compared to other Japanese brands, you can’t go wrong with Kawasaki’s 2023 Z900 ABS or SE model.

The 2023 Kawasaki Z900 starts at $9,399 USD/$11,599 CAD

On this page: we’ve curated specs, features, news, photos/videos, etc. so you can read up on the new 2023 Kawasaki Z900 in one place.

2023 Kawasaki Z900

Model Overview

General Info

  • Price: $9,399 USD/$11,599 CAD
  • Key Features:
    • LED headlights
    • Smartphone Connectivity
    • TFT color screen
    • Power Modes

Main Specs

  • Engine: 948 cc 4-stroke, 4-cylinder, DOHC, 16-valve, liquid-cooled
  • Power: 113 horsepower
  • Torque: 72 lb-ft
  • Weight: 467 lbs (211 kgs)
  • Seat Height: 31.5 inches (800 mm)

2023 Kawasaki Z900

2023 Kawasaki Z900 Specifications

From Kawasaki


Engine 948cc, 4-stroke, 4-cylinder, DOHC, 16-valve, liquid-cooled
Power 113 hp
Bore x Stroke 73.4 x 56.0mm
Compression Ratio
Fuel System DFI® with 36mm Keihin throttle bodies
Starter Electric


Transmission 6-speed, return shift
Final Drive Sealed chain


Suspension Front 41mm inverted fork with rebound damping adjustability/4.7 in
Suspension Rear Horizontal back-link, stepless rebound damping, adjustable spring preload/5.5 in
Brakes Front Dual 300mm petal-style discs with four-piston calipers, ABS
Brakes Rear
Single 250mm petal-style disc with single-piston caliper, ABS
Tires Front 120/70 ZR17
Tires Rear 180/55 ZR17
Fuel Tank Capacity 4.5 gal
Metallic Spark Black/Metallic Graphite Gray/Metallic Flat Spark Black, Metallic Phantom Silver/Metallic Carbon Gray


Ignition TCBI with electronic advance
Spark Plugs
Headlight LED
Tail Light LED


Overall Length 81.5 in
Overall Width 32.5 in
Overall Height 42.5 in
Wheelbase 57.3 in
Ground Clearance 5.7 in
Seat Height 31.5 in
Curb Weight 467.5 lb


Warranty 12 Month Limited Warranty
Kawasaki Protection Plus 12 / 24 / 36 / 48 months

2023 Kawasaki Z900

2023 Kawasaki Z900 Features

Assist & Slipper Clutch

Based on feedback from racing activities, the Assist & Slipper Clutch uses two types of cams (an assist cam and a slipper cam) to either drive the clutch hub and operating plate together or apart.

Under normal operation, the assist cam functions as a self-servo mechanism, pulling the clutch hub and operating plate together to compress the clutch plates. This allows the total clutch spring load to be reduced, resulting in a lighter clutch lever feel when operating the clutch.

When excessive engine braking occurs – as a result of quick downshifts (or an accidental downshift) – the slipper cam comes into play, forcing the clutch hub and operating plate apart. This relieves pressure on the clutch plates to reduce back-torque and helps prevent the rear tire from hopping and skidding. This race-style function is particularly useful when sport or track riding.

Dual Throttle Valves

Late-model sport bikes often use large-bore throttle bodies to generate high levels of power. However, with large diameter throttles, when a rider suddenly opens the throttle, the unrestricted torque response can be strong. Dual throttle valve technology was designed to tame engine response while contributing to performance.

On models with dual throttle valves, there are two throttle valves per cylinder: in addition to the main valves, which are physically linked to the throttle grip and controlled by the rider, a second set of valves, opened and closed by the ECU, precisely regulates intake airflow to ensure a natural, linear response. With the air passing through the throttle bodies becoming smoother, combustion efficiency is improved and power is increased.

Economical Riding Indicator

Using high-precision electronic control for engine management, Kawasaki models can achieve a high level of fuel efficiency. However, fuel consumption is greatly affected by throttle use, gear selection, and other elements under the rider’s control. The Economical Riding Indicator is a function that indicates when current riding conditions are consuming a low amount of fuel. The system continuously monitors fuel consumption, regardless of vehicle speed, engine speed, throttle position and other riding conditions. When fuel consumption is low for a given speed (i.e. fuel efficiency is high), an “ECO” mark appears on the instrument panel’s LCD screen. By riding so that the “ECO” mark remains on, fuel consumption can be reduced.

While effective vehicle speed and engine speed may vary by model, paying attention to conditions that cause the “ECO” mark to appear can help riders improve their fuel efficiency – a handy way to increase cruising range. Further, keeping fuel consumption low also helps minimize negative impact on the environment.

KTRC (Kawasaki Traction Control)

KTRC, Kawasaki’s advanced traction control system provides both enhanced sport riding performance and the peace of mind to negotiate slippery surfaces with confidence. Multiple rider-selectable modes (the number of modes varies by model) offer progressively greater levels of intrusion to suit the riding situation and rider preference.

Less intrusive modes maintain optimum traction during cornering. Designed with sport riding in mind, they facilitate acceleration out of corners by maximizing forward drive from the rear wheel. And because Kawasaki’s sophisticated software bases its dynamic analysis on the chassis’ orientation relative to the track surface (rather than relative to a horizontal plane), it is able to take into account corner camber, gradient, etc., and adapt accordingly.

In the more intrusive modes (and for some models, in any mode), when excessive wheel spin is detected, engine output is reduced to allow grip to be regained, effectively enabling riders to negotiate both short, slippery patches (train tracks or manhole covers) and extended stretches of bad roads (wet pavement, cobblestone, gravel) with confidence.

Models equipped with IMU incorporate chassis-orientation feedback to offer even more precise management.


Models equipped with multiple Power Modes offer riders an easily selectable choice of engine power delivery to suit riding conditions or preference. In addition to Full Power mode, one (Low) or two (Middle, Low) alternate mode(s) in which maximum power is limited and throttle response is milder are provided.

Smartphone Connectivity

Clever technology enables riders to connect to their motorcycle wirelessly. Using the smartphone application “RIDEOLOGY THE APP,” a number of instrument functions can be accessed, contributing to an enhanced motorcycling experience. Vehicle information (such as the odometer, fuel gauge, maintenance schedule, etc) can be viewed on the smartphone. Riding logs (varies by model, but may include GPS route, gear position, rpm, and other information) can be viewed on the smartphone. When connected, telephone (call, mail) notices are displayed on the instrument panel. Riders can also make changes to their motorcycle’s instrument display settings (preferred units, clock and date setting, etc) via the smartphone. And on certain models, it is even possible to check and adjust vehicle settings (such as Rider Mode, electronic rider support features, and payload settings) using the smartphone.

ABS (Anti-lock Brake System)

Kawasaki ABS systems use front and rear wheel sensors to constantly monitor wheel speed. Should information from either of the sensors indicate that wheel lock has occurred, the ABS ECU directs the pump in the ABS unit to modulate brake fluid pressure (releasing and reapplying pressure so that traction can be regained) until normal operation resumes. ABS offers rider reassurance that contributes to greater riding enjoyment.

Sound Tuning

Kawasaki has long had a reputation for building great-sounding bikes – a characteristic inherent in the Kawasaki engine architecture – but it is only recently that effort has been put into crafting a specific auditory experience through careful sound tuning of either the intake or exhaust system.

Designed specifically to allow riders to enjoy their motorcycles aurally as well as physically, the carefully crafted auditory notes can be the key components of the street riding exhilaration offered by models that have benefitted from sound tuning. Sound tuning can include conducting sound research, designing intake and exhaust system components based on an acoustic test carried out in a sound room, and careful consideration of every detail of a system’s components to ensure a balance of performance and the desired sound.


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