Kawasaki z650 has been launched at a price range of INR 5.19 lakhs in India very recently. The motorcycle replaces the previous model ER-6n and show up a new range of outlook and design sketch. The Kawasaki z650 gets the juice from its elder brother Z900, which launched together with this street fighter. The “Sugomi design” continues to wrap the Kawasaki z650 in addition to the Z1000 and z900 models.
Outlook and design
Kawasaki z650 totally obeys the Z series of naked attitude and flaunt the middleweight category aggressive look. The headlight of the Z650 is not as attractive as z900, but own the special eye catching design.
The fuel tank is raised and gets a round shape finish with the air scoops in different colour. The Kawasaki z650 is strengthened by the lime green trellis frame, which made the z650 to shed weight by 19 kilos, significantly.
The Gull arm style swingarm is an added feature for the Kawasaki z650 that accommodates the under-body exhaust and helps the weight balancing.
The z650 street fighter also comes with a 5 step adjustable clutch lever in addition to the slipper clutch feature.
Engine and gearbox
Kawasaki z650 2017 model is powered by a 649 cc parallel twin, 4 stroke, liquid cooled, DOHC engine which can produce 67 BHP @ 8,000 RPM of maximum power and 65.7 NM @ 6,500 RPM of peak Torque.
The engine is matted to a 6-speed gearbox and offers a low to mid-range of power. The engine of z650 meets the Euro 4 emission norms compliant.
The Kawasaki z650 misses the modern Upside down forks and features the usual conventional telescopic forks in the front. At the price of 5.19 lakhs, Kawasaki may have reconsidered to offer a USD forks.
The rear side is supported by the Horizontal back link mono shock, mounted on the swingarm with adjustable preload.
The Kawasaki z650 employs dual 300 mm petal type disc with 4 piston calipers, while the rear side is powered by a 220 mm petal type single disc. ABS feature is available as standard.
The z650 wears a 120/70 ZR17 tubeless Dunlop tyre in the front and 160/60 ZR17 Dunlop Sportmax D214 tubeless tyre in the rear for the smooth contact with the road.
Kawasaki z650 price in India
Kawasaki z650 price in India is fixed to be 5.19 lakhs, which is a good deal for the advanced features included. But, the price may remain expensive and may make the buyer to choose the lower end Z series motorcycles.
The z650 is expected to rival against the Benelli 600i, however the chances of getting like for z650 are more compared to the 600i.
Metallic Flat Spark Black and Pearl Flat Stardust White are available, but the one showcased at the launch was a Kawasaki green.