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Kawasaki Z650The Kawasaki Z650 motorcycle with a price tag of Rs. 5.94 Lakh. It is available in 1 variant and 1 colour. Powered by a 649 cc bs6 engine, the Kawasaki Z650 has a 6 speed gearbox. The Kawasaki Z650 has Disc front brakes and Disc rear brakes along with ABS.

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Key Specs of Z650

Engine649 cc
Power68 PS
Torque64 Nm
BrakesDouble Disc
Tyre TypeTubeless
ABSDual Channel

Kawasaki Z650 Highlights

The BS6 Kawasaki Z650 has started reaching select dealerships across India. It's priced at Rs 5,94,000 ex-showroom, a hike of Rs 25,000 over the BS4 model which retailed at Rs 5.69 lakh (ex-showroom). For 2020, the bike features a new LED headlamp and a 4.3-inch TFT instrument cluster with smartphone connectivity. It’s available in a single Metallic Spark Black shade.

The mid-displacement streetfighter is powered by a BS6-compliant 649cc parallel-twin liquid-cooled engine that makes the same 68PS at 8000rpm but loses out on torque i.e. 64Nm at 6700rpm as opposed to 65.7Nm at 6500rpm on the 2019 model. The engine retains the 6-speed transmission but misses out on a slipper clutch. 

In terms of underpinnings, the bike uses a steel trellis frame with an upside fork and a monoshock. Its braking setup comprises twin 300 petal discs up front and a single 200mm petal disc at the rear. Its 17-inch wheels come wrapped in Dunlop Sportsmax Roadsport 2 tyres. Interestingly, the 2020 model is just 1kg heavier than its predecessor, which tipped the scale at 190kg kerb. In terms of rivals, the BS6 Kawasaki Z650 competes against the next-generation Benelli TNT 600 and the CFMoto 650NK.

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Kawasaki Z650 Price

The price of Kawasaki Z650 starts at Rs. 5,94,000. Kawasaki Z650 is offered in 1 variant - Z650 STD which comes at a price tag of Rs. 5,94,000.

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Z650 Price

Z650 STD649 ccRs.5,94,000
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Kawasaki Z650 Colours

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Kawasaki Z650 Pros and Cons

Things We Like in Z650

  • Packed with features
  • Claims to offer better mid-range torque than the BS4-compliant version
  • Looks aggressive

Things We Don't Like in Z650

  • Low ground clearance
  • No electronic aids
  • Engine isn’t exactly known to be exciting

Z650 Expert Review

Kawasaki’s 650cc platform has been quite popular amongst those looking to fuel their big bike dreams. Even though the faired Ninja was the first bike from this platform to arrive on our shores, it is the Z650 that really drove in the affordability and value-for-money proposition. It has been a motorcycle that provides sufficient thrills for newbie riders without overwhelming them. The problem with this versatile middleweight naked was that it did not feel like you were riding a premium big-bike and missed out on the desirability factor. Something you do not expect from a Rs 5 lakh motorcycle. With the new updates, like a LED headlight, TFT dash and a more exciting engine, does the new Kawasaki Z650 BS6 manage to be desirable without losing its versatility?

Design and Features

The new generation Z650 follows Kawasaki’s Sugomi styling and feels at home with Kawasaki’s naked motorcycle lineup that includes the Z400, Z900 and Z1000. It now features a new sharper headlamp unit, fuel tank extensions, blacked-out tail lamp accents and an aggressive paint scheme that gives the Z650 a meaner look. The only sore bits about the design are the grab rails and the barbeque grill sized saree guard, both mandatory homologation requirements.

 

As expected, fit and finish levels are impressive with tight and even panel gaps. The large switchgear buttons have a quality feel but looks dated. Does the Z650 feel more premium now? Definitely!

Engine and Performance

  Z650 BS4 Z650 BS6
Engine Liquid-cooled DOHC 649cc parallel-twin Liquid-cooled DOHC 649cc parallel-twin
Power 68PS @ 8000rpm 68PS @ 8000rpm
Torque 65.7Nm @ 6500rpm 64Nm @ 6700rpm

The Kawasaki Z650 continues to use its predecessor’s 649cc liquid-cooled parallel-twin motor but with the necessary changes in place to make it Euro 5-/BS6-compliant. There is no loss of power but torque is down by 1.7Nm. Weight is also up by a kilo. On paper, these minimal changes result in the new bike being 0.3 seconds slower to 100kmph than its BS4 predecessor. In the real world though you will hardly notice any difference. In fact, it feels a lot sportier and engaging than before thanks to an improved throatier intake and exhaust soundtrack. In fact, the raspy exhaust note makes the Z650 feel quicker than it actually is. 

  Z650 BS4 Z650 BS6
0-100kmph 4.48sec 4.81sec
30-70kmph (3rd Gear) N/A 2.72sec
40-80kmph (4th Gear) N/A 3.29sec

The parallel twin motor continues to be as tractable as before. It pulls cleanly from 2000rpm and offers a steady buildup of thrust all the way to 9000rpm post which it tapers off to its 10,000rpm rev limit. The meat of the powerband lies around 3500 to 6500rpm which makes the Z650 a quick motorcycle to ride in city traffic. Out on the highway too, the motor has enough reserves to sit at 120kmph all day and overtake that slow-moving truck with just a twist of the throttle. 

  Z650 BS4 Z650 BS6
City 21.16kmpl 19.02kmpl
Highway 23.77kmpl 28.11kmpl

This engaging driving capability come at the expense of low city fuel efficiency. Out on the open road, the fuel efficiency improves and with the larger 15-litre fuel tank should offer a range of around 400km. It is a refined motor with just a bit of buzziness felt around the seat and foot pegs at 6000rpm. This harshness clears out once you climb up the revs. In the city the heat from the cylinders can be felt but it isn't that bothersome and is something you learn to live with.  

The Z650’s six-speed gearbox features clunky but precise shifts. While trading engine refinement for an engaging soundtrack seemed like a good deal, the missing slickness of the gear shifts a bit dissapointing especially if you have ridden the older generation models. Its slip and assist clutch offers light clutch actuation that makes light work of city traffic.

Braking and Handling

  Z650 BS4
Frame Steel trellis frame
Suspension F: 41mm telescopic fork, 125mm travel
R: Preload-adjustable linked monoshock, 130mm travel
Brakes F: Twin 300mm petal discs
R: 220mm petal disc
Seat Height 790mm
Ground Clearance 130mm
Kerb Weight 191kg

The Z650 continues to use the same underpinnings as its predecessor, though the suspension tune has been revised. The middleweight naked now feels vastly different in the way it rides and handles. While the BS4 Z650 offered a pliant ride, the BS6 bike feels stiff at low speeds with sharp bumps and potholes felt all throughout. Even the pillion rider is bound to moan or give the rider a bit of grief about the stiff ride. The ride quality improves slightly at high speed but not enough to redeem itself. A simple dialling down of the preload settings on the monoshock should make matters better. However, changing the setting is a bit of a task, as one cannot easily get through to the notches without opening up a bit of the bodywork. 

 

The tradeoff is better handling. While the BS4 Z650 felt soft and wallowy in corners, the new Z650 is quite eager to gobble up some corners without getting flustered. Thanks to the extra leverage offered by the single-piece handlebar, the steering feels quick and requires minimal effort. Its long wheelbase offers good high speed cornering stability too. Kawasaki now offers slightly premium Dunlop Sportmax Roadsport 2 radials on the Z650. While these work fairly well on dry surfaces, they do not feel as planted over wet road or concrete patches. 

  Z650 BS4 Z650 BS6
100-0kmph N/A 50.91m
80-0kmph 31.38m 32.91m

The tyres also seem to have an adverse effect on the way the Z650 BS6 brakes. Despite the large disc brakes, the over intrusive ABS significantly affects braking distances. Under hard braking, the ABS kicks in quite early on the front wheel, freewheeling you into the path of the very obstacle that you want to avoid under panic braking situation. A switch to more premium and stickier tyres should solve some of the Z650’s braking woes. 

 

Safety and Features

The new LED headlamp array works well in lighting up the road and impresses with its intensity, focus and spread. Even the tail lamp impresses with its unique Z-shaped LED layout. It is surprising that the Z650 does not get LED turn indicators and continues to use chunky bulb units. That's a miss in our books, especially considering most motorcycles in the segment below offer LED blinkers. 

 

Kawasaki Ninja 650 BS6 instrument console used for representation

Another major highlight on the Z650 BS6  is the switch to a large colour TFT unit from the previous digital LCD console. The new 4.3-inch unit feels premium. The lack of multiple display layouts shouldn’t be disheartening as it gets a clean interface with large fonts. The screen is bright enough to be easily readable even under the brightest sunlight. Also included is Bluetooth connectivity which allows you to pair your phone to the screen via Kawasaki’s Rideology app. 

 

Kawasaki Ninja 650 BS6 instrument console used for representation

We have two grouses with the new instrument console setup. The entire menu can be navigated only via two buttons beneath the dash. We would have preferred navigation buttons on the switchgear like other premium motorcycles or even the KTM 390 Duke or TVS Apache RR 310. It would make navigating through the lovely console menu more user friendly. Lastly, the Rideology app shows you basic information such as parked bike location, ride logs and call notifications. It does not allow you to receive or decline a call via the switchgear or even show navigation guidance on the screen. During our stint with the motorcycle, the app failed to display call and SMS alerts on the bike’s console. 

Overall the feature updates add to the premium quotient but have quite a few quirks that need to be addressed.         

 

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What is the exact on-road price of Kawasaki Z650?

The on-road price of Kawasaki Z650 in Delhi starts at Rs. 6,64,547. The on-road price is inclusive of RTO charges and insurance.

Which bikes is better Kawasaki Z650 or Triumph Street Twin?

Kawasaki Z650 price starts at Rs 5,94,000 ex-showroom and Triumph Street Twin price starts Rs 8.29 Lakh ex-showroom. Harley Davidson Street Rod on the basis of their price, features & specs.

What is the engine displacement of Kawasaki Z650?

The engine displacement of Kawasaki Z650 is 649 cc

What is the Start type of this bike?

Kawasaki Z650 has Self Start Only.

What is the Tyre Type of Kawasaki Z650?

Kawasaki Z650 has Tubeless tyres.

What is the launch date of Kawasaki Z650 2020?

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