New Kawasaki Z650

Metallic Spark Black

Like its predecessor, the superbly balanced Z650 offers sugomi performance and styling in a slim, compact middleweight package that features a 650cc Parallel Twin engine with strong low-mid range torque in a lightweight chassis. Engine refinements contribute to cleaner emissions and increased mid-range torque, new tyres offer lighter handling, and a redesigned tandem seat offers increased passenger comfort. Sharp new styling, highlighted by a new LED headlight and TFT instrumentation, gives this 2nd generation Z650 an even stronger sugomi presence.


Cleaner Emissions

A number of changes to the intake and exhaust system components were made to ensure that Euro4 emissions regulations are cleared, and offer an increase in mid-range torque while maintaining the power of the previous model.

Sharper Headlamp Cowl

The headlamp cowl became sharper and more compact, with a two-piece design (distinct from that of the three-piece Z900 cowl) that positions coloured pieces higher to create a light image. The sharp chin spoiler, new meter cover, and more forward-slanting lines contribute to the sugomi design.

TFT Colour Instrumentation

The new alldigital TFT colour instrumentation – a Kawasaki first in the 650cc class – gives the cockpit a high-tech, highgrade appearance. The new meter also offers additional features unavailable on the previous model.

Stronger Sugomi Presence

With a sharper, more compact cowl and more muscular radiator shrouds, the new Z650 boasts a stronger sugomi presence.

New Tyres: Lighter Handling

New Dunlop Sportmax Roadsport 2 tyres contribute to lighter handling.

Smartphone Connectivity

A Bluetooth chip built into the instrument panel enables riders to connect to their motorcycle wirelessly. Using the smartphone application “RIDEOLOGY THE APP,” a number of instrument functions can be accessed, contributing to an enhanced motorcycling experience.

Increased Passenger Comfort

Rear seat with thicker urethane (approximately 5 mm thicker at the centre, 10 mm thicker at the sides) and wider sides offers increased passenger comfort.

 

Maximum power 50.2 kW {68 PS} / 8,000 rpm
CO2 emission 107 g/km
Maximum torque 64 N•m {6.5 kgf•m} / 6,700 rpm
Transmission 6-speed
Final drive Sealed chain
Primary Reduction Ratio 2.095 (88/42)
Gear Ratios 1st 2.438 (39/16)
Gear Ratios 2nd 1.714 (36/21)
Gear Ratios 3rd 1.333 (32/24)
Gear Ratios 4th 1.111 (30/27)
Gear Ratios 5th 0.966 (28/29)
Gear Ratios 6th 0.852 (23/27)
Clutch
Brakes, front Dual semi-floating 300 mm petal discs. Caliper: Dual piston
Brakes, rear Single 220 mm petal disc. Caliper: Single-piston
Suspension, front 41 mm telescopic fork
Suspension, rear Horizontal Back-link with preload adjustment
Frame type Trellis, high-tensile steel
Trail 100 mm
Wheel travel front 125 mm
Wheel travel rear 130 mm
Tyre, front 120/70ZR17M/C (58W)
Tyre, rear 160/60ZR17M/C (69W)
L x W x H 2,055 x 765 x 1,065 mm
Wheelbase 1,410 mm
Ground Clearance 130 mm
Fuel Capacity 15 litres
Seat Height 790 mm
Curb mass 188 kgc