The 2020 Kawasaki Z900 is Team Green’s updated flagship model of its Supernaked lineup—which also includes the lightweight Z400 and middleweight Z650. It’s obviously the largest of the lineup, powered by a 948cc inline-four powerplant that remains unchanged for the model year. The Z900 does, however, get an updated electronic rider-aid suite with adjustable Kawasaki Traction Control settings, two selectable power modes, and three riding modes accessed via a 4.3-inch TFT dashboard. It also sees an array of chassis tweaks and more aggressive styling, with LED lighting.
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Ahead of our first ride aboard the 2020 model, we put the Kawasaki Z900 on our in-house Dynojet 250i dynamometer, recording horsepower and torque measurements. The Z produced 113.96 hp at 9,710 rpm and 67.30 pound-feet at 7,990 rpm.