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Kawasaki mark 50 years of the Zed name with four Z50 special models

Starting with the Z900RS (£11,600) and Z650RS (£8200), both retro roadsters feature a 'Fireball' livery, inspired by the original 1972 Kawasaki Z1.

Applied in layers for a deep and glossy texture, the RS models comes finished in a mix of red and brown, with a gloss black frame and new seat leather - complete with different colour stitching.

Kawasaki Z650RS Z50 special

Adding to the look are gold rims, a Z50th logo on the tank, and DOHC emblems on the engine covers. As a nod to the past, a small emblem below the rider’s seat also reads 'Double Overhead Camshaft' – a detail previously seen on Zeds of old.

Moving away from the '70s inspired machines, the Z900 (£9799) and Z650 (£7349) tribute models also get a fresh lick of paint – sporting the ‘Firecracker Red’ livery first seen on the Z1100GP and GPZ900R.   

Starting with the 900, you still get all the same creature comforts as before including a TFT dash, traction control and power modes, but the fork tubes are now also finished in gold for an added premium touch.

Kawasaki Z900 Z50 special

These golden tubes are not shared by the 650, which uses more basic conventional forks, however both bikes receive subtle dark blue and silver stripes through the paintwork, plus Kawasaki and Zed logos finished in gold.

You’ll also find red rims with silver pinstripes, a new seat and a Z50th logo on the front mudguard.

Bikes are due to arrive from March onwards. Availability is very limited, so we're strongly advising customers to pre order now. 

All four bikes will be available on PCP & Hire purchase finance @ 5.9% APR.