2019 Kawasaki Z650 Launched In India
This mid-displacement sports naked gets new graphics for the upcoming year
Lately, Kawasaki India has been unveiling its 2019 range of motorcycles, which started off with the Ninja H2, ZX-10R, Versys 650 and Z900 range. Now, the Japanese manufacturer has announced the launch of the 2019 Z650, which receives minor updates in the form of a new paint option - Metallic Flat Spark Black/Metallic Spark Black - to keep it fresh. Priced at Rs 5.29 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi), the Z650 now commands a premium of Rs 10,000 over its predecessor.
Aside from the new paint option, the bike remains unchanged. The 2019 Z650 houses the same 649cc, liquid-cooled, parallel twin motor as before. This engine produces 68PS of power at 8000rpm and 65.7Nm of torque at 6500rpm, and comes mated to a 6-speed gearbox with a slip-and-assist clutch.
Under the skin lies a frame that’s 15kg lighter than its predecessor and contributes to the bikes light and nimble handling. Up front, the bike uses conventional 41mm telescopic forks, while the rear gets a back-link monoshock with preload adjustability. Braking duties are handled by twin 320mm petal disc brakes at the front and a single 220mm disk brake at the rear. ABS is offered as standard. The bike gets a 15-litre fuel tank and an ‘eco’ ride indicator, which encourages the rider to ride more efficiently to get the most out of every drop of fuel.
The Kawasaki Z650 competes against the Harley-Davidson Street 750, Hyosung Aquila Pro 650 and the upcoming Royal Enfield 650 twins - the Interceptor 650 and Continental GT 650. Customers can head to their nearest dealership to book the bike or for any booking related queries.
Here’s the official statement from the manufacturer.
Press Release -
Kawasaki’s Z650 MY 2019 launched in India
India Kawasaki announces launch of Z650 MY 2019 in India. Influenced by unique Kawasaki Sugomi design the Z650 has eye-catching stunning looks and an extremely smooth and powerful engine character. Kawasaki 2019 Z650 comes with graphical changes.
Speaking on the occasion Mr. Yutaka Yamashita, Managing Director of India Kawasaki Motors Pvt. Ltd, said” In this festive season we already have launched Versys 650 and Z900 of MY2019. Now we are introducing Z650 MY2019 as it is one of our best versatile bikes. It is commendable for long tours, useful in traffic and good on the track also.”
Z650 MY 2019 retains the same liquid-cooled parallel twin engine with DOHC, 8 valves. The chassis frame of Z650 weighs only 15 kg and contributes significantly to the bike’s light, nimble handling. Top features such as ABS, Assist & slipper clutch and economical riding indicator make Z650 a complete package. Besides, its handling, ergonomics and suspension offer rider unique comfort & confidence to ride mid-weight naked class alight
The price of Z650 MY 2019 is INR 5,29,000 ex-showroom Delhi and it will be available in Metallic Flat Spark Black / Metallic Spark Black colour. The bookings are open and customer can visit the nearest showroom for booking and delivery related information.