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    Quote Originally Posted by jazzysaravana View Post
    This conundrum exists because the Z900 in spite of being a CBU retails at a very VFM Rs.7.68 lakh ex-shwroom undercutting it's rivals significantly.


    If Kawasaki India can slowly offer similar Triumph level of customer service, there will be many new takers for their explosive new line up!
    Of course the bike is brilliant. Its cheap to buy! But imagine the plight of us waiting for a month to change the sprocket and chain set..
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    Quote Originally Posted by RAJ_CHN View Post
    Congrats @ady2k.I took the test drive at cochin dealer ship last week.Although it was a short spin,absolutely liked the character of the bike.Hope you are going to put a detailed review ..Wishing you a wonderful ownership...
    @RAJ_CHN Thanks dude, I will be taking the bike for first service break after two weeks, I will surely let you know my ride experience. Personally I feel its the size of a Dominar 400 when I am in the saddle and I can feel a smooth grunt when I pull the accelerator. I think I will get to understand the bike after riding around 2000 Kms or so..
    Damn happy in this holiday season as a dream come true.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jackofsome View Post
    Of course the bike is brilliant. Its cheap to buy! But imagine the plight of us waiting for a month to change the sprocket and chain set..
    True, worried about it as well.
    Checked with the dealer and they were not sure about the waiting period for spares. I guess it happens on all CBU from Kawasaki.

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    Hi! I'm planning to buy my first and last super street bike. Initially i was confused between Street triple rs,z900,cbr650f. But i ruled out because of honda's spare part availability and premium they are charging for the bike. Triple rs because of my height, i'm 5ft and 8 inch tall and also extra 2 to 3 lakh. Z900 is winner in every section.
    Problem is that in Delhi it cost 10+ lakh with accessories and 8 lakh without accessories. So should i go with standard version and buy them from AliExpress etc.
    And what are the minimum down-payment required for it and what is longest finance period available.
    What about the availability of consumables.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aakash Singh View Post
    Hi! I'm planning to buy my first and last super street bike. Initially i was confused between Street triple rs,z900,cbr650f. But i ruled out because of honda's spare part availability and premium they are charging for the bike. Triple rs because of my height, i'm 5ft and 8 inch tall and also extra 2 to 3 lakh. Z900 is winner in every section.
    Problem is that in Delhi it cost 10+ lakh with accessories and 8 lakh without accessories. So should i go with standard version and buy them from AliExpress etc.
    And what are the minimum down-payment required for it and what is longest finance period available.
    What about the availability of consumables.
    Hi, Z900 is a good choice, It can be your first bike and pretty sure that it wont be your last. Once you get into superbikes there is always something to upgrade down the years. I recommend you to test drive both the bikes. I am 5 7' and can easily be on Z900. I got the one without accessories and in my region the dealers offer only the non accessories version. I would say, only half of the accessories are needed for protection and you can buy them online. Downpayment is 1 Lak and some dealers take 2 Lak. Most of the banks offer 3 years period and please check with Bank of India I have heard good reputation from a friend.

    Spare Parts - Its a well known issue with Kawsaki - the parts are imported hence the delay in everything which test our patience. I am not sure about Honda and Triumph. As its being imported the spare cost is high. The dealer warned me not to lose my key, If I lose one key the spare key costs around 18K Rs and if i lose both the keys the complete replacement set costs around 1.5L Rs. I was flabbergasted. Damn man the keys are valuable.

    Well all these seems to be cons, but a raw (no electronics) in-line 4 Japanese engine powered bike makes you forget about the cons.

    Please test drive and experience it.

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    Hi,

    I was planning to buy z900, but turns out the on road cost in Mumbai is 10,1700 INR!

    Is it still a good buy at this price or are there better alternatives in this price range?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nishikant View Post
    Hi,

    I was planning to buy z900, but turns out the on road cost in Mumbai is 10,1700 INR!

    Is it still a good buy at this price or are there better alternatives in this price range?
    Damn, that's Rs 1,25,000 more than Chennai on road price!

    If you feel for your height and riding style it suits you, it still makes sense to go for it right?. Because even at this price it's better than Street Triple S version in terms of power and looks in my opinion.

    See how much is the price difference between new Ninja 1000 and Z900, if that's not very high you can go for that too if you like sports touring style/design.

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    Z900 smokes the MT-09!

    Guess smooth, short-gearing, linear power with tons of top-end delivery takes the cake.

    MT-09 being wheelie happy and with slightly unstable front makes it hard to open the throttle easily.

    Real Fun begins 5:15


    https://youtu.be/bA8kCsNCiR8


    Cheers!

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    Hi guys,

    How has the experience with Z900 been so far. Please share some thoughts.

    I noticed some of you complain in Ninja 1000 thread of an idling problem in Z900. So on cold starts it's not idling @2000rpm and then slowly coming down to 1000-1300rpm?

    Is this issue resolved? Is this issue due to use of regular petrol?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jazzysaravana View Post
    Hi guys,

    How has the experience with Z900 been so far. Please share some thoughts.

    I noticed some of you complain in Ninja 1000 thread of an idling problem in Z900. So on cold starts it's not idling @2000rpm and then slowly coming down to 1000-1300rpm?

    Is this issue resolved? Is this issue due to use of regular petrol?
    Hi, So far its terrific, I ride mostly on high ways, and damn its a good bike. I had this particular issue, once in a trip riding for around 4 hours in highway and then I noticed the idling rpm is at 500 rpm (the manual says idling at 1100 rpm) what happens when idling at 500 rpm is, when shifting gears from 1-2 and 2-3, I could feel the chain stuttering, kinda jerkiness in slow speeds in traffic. I adjusted the idling screw and set it to 1100 RPM, and it got better.

    checked with kawasaki service, they adjusted the chain slack and its all good again.

    I am running mostly on Speed, and on a trip its hard to find speed, I get the regular petrol. Wish to try a tankful of RON 95+

    I am really not sure if its petrol issue or the throttle cable.

    Mr. @kaushik_barun faces the issue too, I guess he will able to share more insights.
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    Default Re: Kawasaki Z900 -

    Thanks for the response. Glad to know you are enjoying Z900.

    My two cents, I understand that sticking to only one type of fuel, which is the regular fuel(91-RON since almost 99% of pumps have this in India) does the trick. That's what one of the Triumph service engineer told my friends when they bought the Street Triple and T100. He said mixing different fuels(octanes) frequently will sometimes start issues in throttle bodies. So just using regular fuel from the beginning will solve most of these issues.

    Finally I'm going to test ride the Z900 today afternoon in Chennai. Let's see how it goes.

    Cheers!

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