Kawasaki has revealed the new Z900RS SE model for 2022 – featuring suspension changes and a classic ‘Yellow Ball’ tribute paint job.

The Japanese factory say they are re-energising one of their most sought-after paint schemes from the 1970’s, the ‘Yellow Ball’ livery of the original 1972 Super Four model.

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The modifications do not end there. The Z900RS SE comes equipped with other quality specification upgrades including changes to suspension and braking components.

The Euro5-compliant SE model features an Öhlins S46 rear shock with preload adjuster. Featuring an aluminium body with single-tube construction, the large ø46 mm piston plus internal air and gas chambers separated by a floating piston result in a superior sense of grip and handling.

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Up-front, changes have also taken place with the 41mm inverted front fork not only resplendent with gold-coloured outer tubes but with standard settings refined to create an ideal balance of front/rear poise and reaction across the whole range of suspension travel.

Braking too has seen a change with the adoption of a Brembo caliper and rotor package for the front end. The twin ø300 mm Brembo front discs are gripped by Brembo M4.32 radial-mount monobloc calipers served by a smaller-diameter Nissin radial-pump master cylinder (down to ø17.5 mm from the ø19.1 mm on the standard model) activating braking action through stainless-steel braided lines delivering greater stopping power while offering linear progression when operating the lever.

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