IT’S almost a cliche to say a test bike attracted a lot of attention, but nothing truer could be said about the Kawasaki Z900RS. Although it shares not a single part with (and is substantially larger than) the original Z1, it’s immediately obvious what you’re looking at, in exactly the same way that a new liquid-cooled T120 Triumph could not be mistaken for anything other than a Bonneville.

The Z900RS is Kawasaki’s second crack at a modern retro version of its most iconic model. The 550cc, 750cc and 1100cc Zephyrs of the early 1990s also featured tear-drop tanks, swoopy

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