For the 2018 model year, Kawasaki is working on a modern motorcycle, dressed like a vintage standard. As such, the 2018 Kawasaki Z900RS takes the popular and potent Z900 streetfighter, and gives it a visual work-over for a whole new demographic.
You don’t have to wear skinny jeans and a man-bun to like it though, the Kawasaki Z900RS looks like a stunner, and we know this because Team Green has been giving us something close to the full monty, with its teaser video series.
Expected to debut later this month (just after Honda debuts its new Gold Wing motorcycles), and ahead of November’s EICMA show, the 2018 Kawasaki Z900RS helps build out Kawasaki’s heritage lineup, of which it has exactly zero models – unless you count the Vulcan Classic cruiser.
Kawasaki has been slower than the other Japanese brands to get on the heritage motorcycle trend, which plays well with both young/hip riders who want a trendy ride, and old/mature riders who want something closer to what they grew up with.
For a starting point, the 2018 Kawasaki Z900RS seems like a good first effort, and we are eager to see it in the flesh.