India Kawasaki Motors Pvt Ltd (IKM) has announced the launch of the Kawasaki Z650 in the country at Rs. 6.04 lakh (ex-showroom). Kawasaki Z650 will be available in a new color “Metallic Spark Black”. Customers can check the estimated road price of the motorcycle for their city in the road price estimator on the official Kawasaki website and book the Z650 at an IKM authorized dealer or by sending a reservation inquiry at kawasaki-india.com. The “late” model of the Kawasaki Z650 indicates a change/addition of color to the current model year.
The BS-VI Kawasaki Z650 was launched in India in May last year at a price of Rs. 5.94 lakh (ex-showroom), which is roughly Rs 25,000 more expensive than the previous model.
Faithful to the family, the Z remains with the same “Sugomi” design that distinguishes the Kawasaki Zs from a range of middleweight Roadster vehicles. The rims are a far cry from cosmetic changes, and there are no mechanical changes to the motorcycle we know. The Kawasaki Z650 is powered by a 649 cc parallel-twin engine producing 68 hp and 64 Nm of torque, along with a six-speed transmission and a skid assistive clutch. It has dual 300 mm discs at the front with double-piston tweezers and one 220 mm disc at the back with a single-piston caliper.
The bike has a LED headlight and a 4.3 inch TFT display that supports Bluetooth connectivity via Kawasaki’s Rideology smartphone app. It features Dunlop Sportmax Roadsport 2 adhesive tires, a tapered fairing, and an overall muscular design and shape.
The motorcycle weighs 191 kg and has a 15-liter fuel tank. In the context of the previous model, the 2021 Kawasaki Z650 is also likely to be the preferred midweight among motorcyclists in India, as it competes with the Suzuki GSX-S750 and the upcoming Aprilia Tuono 660.