The Z900RS looks to be a naked retro-modern UJM based on the existing Z900

Kawasaki revealed that they will be launching the Z900RS naked bike at the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show later this month and teased audiences with two videos building up the suspense. With riders all over the world responding well to the new retro wave of motorcycle models, Kawasaki will show off its new entry — already pledging two variants of the Z900RS.

The Kawasaki Z900RS will be based on the existing Z900’s frame and drivetrain, but will sport retro bodywork and old school components. Judging by the teasers, the Z900 platform will be transformed to pay tribute to the classic UJMs (Universal Japanese Motorcycles) of old that took the world by storm. The Japanese manufacturer confirms that the '70s Z1 Super Four 900 was the aesthetic inspiration for the new Z900RS—the reason behind its telling cameo in the first video.

The Z900RS will share the modern technology and 948cc in-line four engine of the Z900, but will be tuned for more torque in the lower end. The new bike will feature LED lights and indicators, twin round gauges, as well as ‘70s-inspired paint. Kawasaki has apparently pledged two versions of the bike already — including a café version which is expected to get a sportier stance and a more premium pricetag.

The 45th Tokyo Motor Show 2017 will take place on October 25 to November 5, 2017 at Tokyo Big Sight (Tokyo International Exhibition Center) in Koto-ku, Tokyo.