Highlights of the New 2022 Kawasaki Z900SE

Nov 20, 2021 View Comments by

The aggressive, elegant, and inspiring Kawasaki Z900 supernaked gets a fresh variation for 2022 with the introduction of the Z900 SE to the Z line of motorcycles. Channelling the cool and exciting ideals of its Z900 brethren, the new 2022 Z900 SE supernaked comes to life with its aggressive Z Sugomi™-inspired styling and nimble handling that the Z model line is known for. With the addition of an upgraded brake package and highergrade suspension components, riders are granted improved handling, performance, and excitement in addition to the iconic eye-catching styling that makes this supernaked motorcycle stand out from the crowd.

Highlights of the NEW 2022 Z900 SE:

  • NEW Large-diameter inverted fork with added compression damping adjustability
  • NEW Öhlins S46 rear shock with remote preload adjuster
  • NEW Improved suspension settings
  • NEW Brembo® front brake package with stainless-steel braided lines
  • All-Digital TFT color instrumentation with smartphone connectivity

2022 Kawasaki Z900SE RoadRUNNER

Suspension

  • NEW Large-diameter inverted fork with added compression damping adjustability
  • NEW Öhlins S46 rear shock
  • NEW Improved suspension settings

The Z900 SE features a 41mm, fully adjustable inverted fork that allows for compression and rebound adjustments to be easily made, allowing the rider to dial in more precise settings to better suit their preference and riding style and ultimately receiving excellent riding comfort and sporty riding potential. Stepless adjustable preload can also be fine-tuned to further enhance the rider’s experience. To further supplement the ride feel, the Z900 SE features an Öhlins S46 rear shock. The shock is built with an aluminum body and single-tube construction, a large 46mm piston and internal air and gas chambers separated by a floating piston, the combination of components offers a superior feeling of grip and handling. The remote preload adjuster allows for quick and easy adjustment settings without tools, perfect for those tandem rides and luggage-bearing trips. With the improved movement in the initial part of the suspension stroke from both the front and rear suspension components, riders are left with an increased sense of contact with the road, further adding to rider confidence throughout the ride.

Wheels & Brakes

  • NEW Brembo® front brake package with stainless-steel braided lines

The Z900 SE motorcycle features dual 300mm Brembo front petal disc brakes and a 250mm rear petal brake with ABS. This contributes to the high level of quality and sportiness. Dual opposed four-piston Brembo M4.32 calipers with resin Brembo brake pads offer a linear brake feel, facilitating control for the rider. This new Brembo brake package offers stronger stopping power and contributes to greater rider control, all while presenting an overall greater ease of use. The brake pads are complimented by a Nissin radial-pump master cylinder and stainless-steel braided lines, delivering greater stopping power and a more linear progression when operating the lever, further facilitating rider feel. For an added degree of rider reassurance, the Z900 SE comes fully equipped with an anti-lock braking system (ABS) to help prevent wheel lock-up and assist braking in certain conditions. The Z900 SE’s stylish star-pattern five-spoke wheels contribute to light weight and quality appearance, while their high rigidity benefits handling. The wheels are fitted with Dunlop Sportmax Roadsport 2 tires, contributing to the motorcycle’s superb handling character.

 

Engine

The liquid-cooled, DOHC, 16-valve 948cc inline four-cylinder engine offers impressive power and strong torque. Designed to complement the chassis, the lightweight engine provides plenty of torque, and the 73.4 x 56.0 mm bore and stroke create an engine design that embodies the thrill of acceleration. Four individual 36mm throttle bodies offer ideal mid-range power and the sub-throttles ensure smooth, sensitive throttle response. The downdraft throttle body layout creates the shortest distance possible for the fuel-air mixture, contributing to the engine’s overall performance.

 

2022 Kawasaki Z900SE RoadRUNNER

Chassis

The light weight of the Z900 is noticeable as soon as you snap the kick stand up. The chassis is a high-tensile steel, twin-spar, trellis frame that features revisions made to add strength to the swingarm pivot area. The frame was designed to have the fewest bends possible, allowing for a chassis that disperses stress extremely well. The frame design also keeps weight to a minimum. The engine is rigid-mounted in five points, aiding in the Z900’s nimble handling. Twin-tube type rear frame contributes to the bike’s low seat height with easy reach to the ground.

 

Styling & Instrumentation

The Z900SE maintains its distinctive Sugomi™ design elements that consist of a crouching stance, low-positioned headlight and upswept tail. The eye-catching styling benefits include compact shrouds, fuel tank cover, under cowls, and a swingarm pivot cover that all contribute to its sharp image.

An LED headlamp consists of LED position lamps that give it an image distinct from Kawasaki’s other Z supernaked models. The position lamps have a textured surface that allows them to be shown as a whole illuminated shape. The design is compact with sharp edges. LED lighting is used to illuminate the headlamp, position lamps, taillight, and license plate lamp. The turn signals feature bulb-type lighting. A large 4.3” all-digital TFT color instrumentation gives the Z900 SE cockpit a high-tech and high-grade appearance. The high-grade full color display features TFT (thin-film transistor) technology, helping deliver a high level of visibility. A selectable background color is offered (black or white) and screen brightness automatically switches between three rider-set levels to suit available light. A Bluetooth® chip allows for connection to a compatible smartphone device and RIDEOLOGY THE APP.

 

2022 Kawasaki Z900SE RoadRUNNER

Accessories

A full range of Kawasaki Genuine Accessories are available at authorized Kawasaki dealers, allowing riders to further enhance the Z900 SE’s sharp, sporty looks or add comfort and convenience. Options for the Z900 SE include crankcase protectors, a meter cover, and an Akrapovic slip-on exhaust.

 

Colors & MSRP

The 2022 Z900 SE motorcycle is available in Metallic Spark Black/Candy Lime Green with an MSRP of $10,699

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