If you are looking for a middleweight motorcycle, Kawasaki’s 650cc line up makes absolute sense. Its 650cc platform has spawned many different motorcycles, catering to different genres. One of the most popular 650cc offering available in the country today is the Kawasaki Z650. Kawasaki introduced the BS6 compliant Z650 last year and now, it has rolled out the 2021 iteration of the 650cc naked streetfighter. The 2021 Z650 has been priced at INR 6.04 Lakh. The BS6 compliant version which was launched earlier used to retail at INR 5.94 Lakh.
Apart from the minor price bump, Kawasaki has also introduced a new colour scheme ‘Metallic Spark Black colour.’ Except for this cosmetic update, there aren’t any mechanical changes.
The motorcycle now comes draped in a new shade while the alloys are painted in Kawasaki’s signature fluorescent green finish. While it might not have received any other change, the new colour scheme does make the Z650 look a bit more modern and sporty than before. The new Z650 is known as one of the most well- balanced motorcycles in the Kawasaki line-up. As claimed by Kawasaki, the Z650 blends easy handling, optimal engine and chassis performance with bold “Sugomi” styling.
Specs and features
The 649 cc parallel-twin, DOHC engine is now much more refined and generates a healthy dose of 68 PS of power at 8000 rpm and 64 Nm of torque at 6700 rpm. While the BS6 compliance has led to cleaner emissions, the company also vouches for an increase in mid-range torque while maintaining the power of the previous model. In terms of looks, the Z650 follows the Z “sugomi” styling (consist of a crouching stance, low-positioned head and upswept tail.) The BS6 compliant version also witnesses the inclusion of LED headlights just like its faired cousin, the Ninja 650.
In terms of features, the all-new digital 4.3 inch TFT colour instrumentation – a Kawasaki first in the 650cc class – gives the cockpit a high-tech, high-grade appearance. The new meter also offers additional features unavailable on the previous model. Bluetooth technology 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. Also, the tyres have been updated to new Dunlop Sportmax Roadsport 2 tyres which contribute to the handling capabilities of the bike.