Buyers Guide 2020 Kawasaki Z900 ABS Buyers Guide: Specs & Prices

2020 Kawasaki Z900 ABS Buyers Guide: Specs & Prices

The 2020 Kawasaki Z900 ABS received a well-deserved makeover this year, and it earned it by already being an excellent naked upright sport motorcycle. For 2002, the Z900 gets a beefed-up trellis frame with revised suspension settings, Dunlop Sportmax RoadSport 2 tires, a 4.3-inch TFT dash, sharper styling, and an LED headlight. We were already fully satisfied with the power, so we don’t mind that the smooth DOHC inline-4 was touched.

The new frame, suspension tuning, and Dunlops all conspire to improve the handling of the Kawasaki Z900 ABS. Thanks to a curb weight of just 468 pounds, the Z900 is highly maneuverable, making it easy to get the most out of its 948cc displacement powerplant. It is a comfortable motorcycle that you can ride in the canyons all day long, make your way through town on the weekend, or use as a daily commuter.

With the base model 2020 Kawasaki Z900 ABS under $9k, this motorcycle is an outstanding value.

2020 Kawasaki Z900 ABS Specs


  • Type: Inline-4
  • Displacement: 948cc
  • Bore x stroke: 73.4 x 56.0mm
  • Compression ratio: 11.8:1
  • Valvetrain: DOHC, 4vpc
  • Fueling: EFI w/ 36mm Keihin throttle bodies
  • Transmission: 6-speed
  • Clutch: Assist and slipper
  • Final drive: Sealed chain


  • Frame: High-tensile steel trellis
  • Front suspension; travel: Rebound-damping and spring-preload adjustable 41mm inverted fork; 4.7 inches
  • Rear suspension; travel: Linkage-assisted, rebound-damping and spring-preload adjustable horizontally mounted shock; 5.5 inches
  • Tires: Dunlop Sportmax RoadSport 2
  • Front tire: 120/70 x 17
  • Rear tire: 180/55 x 17
  • Front brakes: 300mm petal-type discs w/ 4-piston calipers
  • Rear brakes: 250mm petal-type disc w/ single-piston caliper
  • ABS: Standard


  • Wheelbase: 57.3 inches
  • Rake: 24.5 degrees
  • Trail: 4.1 inches
  • Seat height: 31.3 inches
  • Fuel capacity: 4.5 gallons
  • Curb weight: 468 pounds


  • Metallic Graphite Gray/Metallic Spark Black: $8999 MSRP
  • Candy Plasma Blue/Metallic Matte Fusion Silver: $9299 MSRP

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Don Williams
Don Williams
With 45 years of riding experience, Don Williams is a fan of all kinds of motorcycles. He enjoys sport bikes, cruisers, dirt bikes, touring bikes, adventure bikes, dual sport bikes, and rideable customs. Ask Don what his favorite bike is and he will tell you, "Whatever bike I'm on."

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