The Kawasaki Z 50th Anniversary Edition teaser has arrived just weeks after the bikes’ global unveil
India Kawasaki Motors has released a teaser to signal the impending launch of the Z 50th Anniversary Edition models that were globally unveiled recently.
Paying homage to the original Z, the 1972 Z1, the Z 50th anniversary edition models, comprising the Z650, Z650RS, Z900 and Z900RS, came with unique paint schemes.
The Z650 50th anniversary edition sports the Firecracker Red colourway with with dark blue and silver highlights, red wheels with silver pinstripes, gold-coloured emblems and a split leather seat.
On the other hand, the 50th anniversary edition Z900, which has the same paint scheme as its smaller sibling, comes with a gloss black frame and gold-coloured fork outer tubes.
Further, special edition Z650RS and Z900RS come with a Candy Diamond Brown paint scheme with the ‘Fireball’ pattern of the original Z1. They also have gold-coloured wheels, gloss black frames, a leather seat and model-specific logos.
Although it is hard to differentiate between the 2 ‘RS’ models, the motorcycle featured in the Kawasaki Z 50th anniversary edition teaser is likely the special edition Z650RS, as the Z900RS is not sold in India at present.
It is possible that the Z900RS could be reintroduced in India. But, an official word on the same is yet to arrive. Nonetheless, Kawasaki should launch the special edition Z650, Z650RS and the Z900 in the market.
These models do not come with any mechanical changes. But, because of the cosmetic differences they should cost more than their regular counterparts. For reference, the Z650 currently costs Rs. 6.24 lakhs, the Z650RS is priced at Rs. 6.72 lakhs, while the Z900 comes in at 8.50 lakhs (prices are ex-showroom).