Kawasaki Z900 RS Cafe 2019 vs. Indian FTR S 2021

Kawasaki Z900 RS Cafe 2019

Kawasaki Z900 RS Cafe 2019

Indian FTR S 2021

Indian FTR S 2021


Overview - Kawasaki Z900 RS Cafe 2019 vs Indian FTR S 2021

Kawasaki Z900 RS Cafe 2019

Kawasaki Z900 RS Cafe 2019

Indian FTR S 2021

Indian FTR S 2021

Technical Specifications Kawasaki Z900 RS Cafe 2019 compared to Indian FTR S 2021

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Engine and Drive Train

Engine typeEngine typeIn lineEngine typeV
BoreBore73.4 mmBore102 mm
StrokeStroke56 mmStroke73.6 mm
Engine powerEngine power111 HPEngine power123 HP
Rpm at Max. PowerRpm at Max. Power8,500 rpmRpm at Max. Power8,250 rpm
TorqueTorque98.5 NmTorque120 Nm
Rpm at TorqueRpm at Torque6,500 rpmRpm at Torque6,000 rpm
Compression RatioCompression Ratio10.8 Compression Ratio12.5
Fuel systemFuel systemInjectionFuel systemInjection
Throttle BoreThrottle Bore36 mmThrottle Bore60 mm
Clutch TypeClutch TypeMultiplate in oil-bathClutch TypeMultiplate in oil-bath
Transmission TypeTransmission TypeGearshiftTransmission TypeGearshift
Number of gearsNumber of gears6Number of gears6
Valves per cylinderValves per cylinder4Valves per cylinder4
DisplacementDisplacement948 ccmDisplacement1,203 ccm

Suspension Front

Front suspensionFront suspensionUpside-Down telescopic forkFront suspensionUpside-Down telescopic fork
DiameterDiameter41 mmDiameter43 mm
TravelTravel120 mmTravel120 mm
AdjustmentAdjustmentCompression, Preload, ReboundAdjustmentCompression, Preload, Rebound

Suspension Rear

SuspensionSuspensionSwing armSuspensionSwing arm
Shock absorberShock absorberMonoshockShock absorberMonoshock
TravelTravel140 mmTravel120 mm
AdjustmentAdjustmentPreload, ReboundAdjustmentCompression, Preload, Rebound


Frame typeFrame typeTubularFrame typeTubular
RakeRake65 degreeRake25 degree
TrailTrail98 mmTrail99.9 mm

Brakes Front

TypeTypeDouble diskTypeDouble disk
DiameterDiameter300 mmDiameter320 mm
PistonPistonFour pistonsPistonFour pistons
TechnologyTechnologyMonoblockTechnologyradial, Monoblock

Brakes Rear

DiameterDiameter250 mmDiameter265 mm
PistonPistonSingle pistonPistonDouble piston

Assistance Systems

Advanced Rider Assistance SystemsAdvanced Rider Assistance SystemsABS, Ride by Wire, Traction controlAdvanced Rider Assistance SystemsABS, Riding modes, Ride by Wire, Traction control, Anti-wheelie

Dimensions and Weights

Front tyre widthFront tyre width120 mmFront tyre width120 mm
Front tyre heightFront tyre height70 %Front tyre height70 %
Front tyre diameterFront tyre diameter17 inchFront tyre diameter17 inch
Rear tyre widthRear tyre width180 mmRear tyre width150 mm
Rear tyre heightRear tyre height55 %Rear tyre height80 %
Rear tyre diameterRear tyre diameter17 inchRear tyre diameter17 inch
LengthLength2,100 mmLength2,287 mm
WheelbaseWheelbase1,470 mmWheelbase1,524 mm
Seat HeightSeat Height820 mmSeat Height840 mm
Fuel Tank CapacityFuel Tank Capacity17 lFuel Tank Capacity13 l
License compliancyLicense compliancyALicense compliancyA



Pros and Cons in comparison

Pros and Cons in comparison

Kawasaki Z900 RS Cafe 2019

Kawasaki Z900 RS Cafe 2019

Unfortunately, our editors did not test this model.

Indian FTR S 2021

Indian FTR S 2021

The Indian FTR S attracts attention neither through its sportiness, nor through its engine, nor through its flattracker look alone. Rather, it is the unique overall package that makes it stand out. A powerful, American V2 in a chic neo-retro flattrack design and naked bike ergonomics cannot be found anywhere else. So if you are a fan of this special combination, you almost have to go for the FTR and you won't regret it. Any weaknesses go hand in hand with the special features. Only a quickshifter and a little more tank capacity could have been added.

Fat, American V2 engine with plenty of pressure from the rev range

Unique overall package

Beautiful appearance

Intuitive operation of the TFT touchscreen

Comprehensive electronics package

Pleasant naked-bike ergonomics

No quickshifter

Low tank capacity

V2 sound rather restrained

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