In the automotive world, the ‘SE’ suffix usually denotes ‘Special Edition’, typically bringing better hardware and additional features to a platform. Last year, Kawasaki did this with the range-topping, supercharged beast that is the Z H2 SE. Now, the idea has trickled down to one of the more popular street-naked Kawasaki models – the Z900.
The Z900 SE gets higher-spec components in the form of an updated suspension and more competent brakes. A fully adjustable 41mm USD fork and Öhlins S46 monoshock handle suspension duties. The SE update also brings a remote preload adjuster to either end, giving you the ability to tweak your suspension without any tools.
And as we just mentioned, the other notable update is to do with the brakes – radially mounted Brembo M4.32 brakes and steel braided lines. Interestingly, these updates were also seen on the retro-styled Z900RS SE, which debuted not too long ago.
The rest of the Z900 SE remains identical to its standard counterpart. This includes the 948cc inline-four, liquid-cooled engine with peak output figures of 125hp at 9,500rpm and 73.1lb-ft of torque at 7,700rpm. The electronics package that debuted on last year’s model, with a three-level Kawasaki Traction Control (KTRC) system, two power modes – Low and Full; four Riding modes – Sport, Road, Rain, and Rider – has been carried over as well.
Kawasaki has not announced prices or availability for the Z900 SE in North America.