Here’s another teaser video from Kawasaki for the 2018 Kawasaki Z900RS, this time showing the new retro four-cylinder machine in motion, as well as a close look at the headlight, exhaust and brakes. Based on the Z900 ABS naked sports bike, the Z900RS is being released to cash in on the current trend of motorcycles that look like they came from the 70s.

Kawasaki’s previous attempt at the retro bike, the W800, was quite stylish, but did not garner much market interest. However, the Z900RS, harking back to the hey-day of the naked Universal Japanese Machine (UJM) in the seventies, looks to be a much more interesting machine.

Of note are the radial-mounted front brakes, dual-piston units, with an ABS sensor on the front wheel. Also evident is the LED headlight, which we assume will feature DRLs, as is de rigeur these days. A chrome exhaust end can is also shown, exiting on the right, which mimics the traditional 4-into-1 or 4-into-2-into-1 exhausts of that era.

As the second of Kawasaki’s Z bikes, the Z900RS is scheduled to be unveiled at the Tokyo Motor Show on October 25. Check back in then when we provide you with photos of the Z900RS launch.

The current model Z900 carries a 948 cc, liquid-cooled, DOHC, four valves per cylinder, inline-four power plant that puts out 124 hp at 9,500 rpm and 98.6 Nm of torque at 7,700 rpm. Power gets to the ground via a six-speed gearbox, and ABS is standard equipment.

In Malaysia the 2017 Kawasaki Z900 ABS comes in two versions, the base model and the SE, which retail at RM49,158 and RM50,959, respectively, including GST. The base model Z900 comes in grey, while the Special Edition is available in blue and includes a single seat cover, meter cover, DC outlet, radiator screen, sliders, engine covers, front-axle sliders and special graphics.