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Z650

SUGOMI PERFORMANCE: SPORTY ENGINE PERFORMANCE
Sugomi performance ensures that riding the Z650 is a treat for the senses. A responsive, torqueful engine character and nimble, lightweight chassis offer sporty riding excitement that new and more experienced riders alike will enjoy. The Z650’s aggressive Z Supernaked styling blends sugomi design elements with a slim, light-looking package, resulting in a head turning design that conveys both excitement and approachability.
EXCITING PARALLEL TWIN ENGINE
Tuning of the 649 cm3 Parallel Twin engine focused on achieving a throttle response that balanced a powerful feeling and a quick-revving character. To optimise performance for everyday riding, care was taken to maximise low-mid range torque. When opening the throttle, riders will notice an extremely smooth and powerful engine character that offers both a high level of control when making minute throttle adjustments and a gratifying rush of acceleration in the lower rpm ranges. This tuning also benefits fuel economy.
EYE-CATCHING Z STYLING
From its front cowl adorned with meter cover to its compact tail cowl, the Z650’s head-turning design exudes a functional beauty. Complementing sugomi design elements (crouching stance, low-positioned head and upswept tail) that give it an instantly recognisable silhouette, its condensed appearance is emphasised by slim, close-fitting bodywork designed to give the bike a light, nimble image that reflects its sporty performance.
CHASSIS
One of the key components realising Z650’s light weight (noticeable as soon as the bike is lifted off its side-stand), the allnew frame weighs only 15 kg and contributes significantly to the bike’s light, nimble handling. Components of the high-tensile steel trellis frame follow the ideal pipe line.The lines of the frame were made as straight as possible, and when bends were necessary their angles were made as small as possible, resulting in a design that disperses stress extremely well. Kawasaki’s new in-house analysis technology was used to precisely determine the necessary pipe diameter, length and wall thickness to deliver the ideal lateral and torsional rigidity. This allowed unnecessary material to be trimmed, resulting in an extremely lightweight frame: the new frame weighs only 15 kg, a key to the new Z650’s light, nimble handling.
BRAKES / WHEELS / TYRES
Dual ø300 mm front petal disc brakes and ø220 mm rear petal deliver plenty of braking power while contributing to the bike’s sporty image. Dual-piston front calipers, master cylinder and brake pads offer superb brake touch and control. In addition to the very effective petal disc brakes, customers looking for an added degree of reassuring braking performance can also choose models with front and rear ABS. Compact Bosch 9.1M ABS unit contributes to both weight and space savings. Stylish star-pattern 5-spoke wheels contribute to light weight, while their high rigidity benefits handling. They also contribute to the bike’s light looks. Low unsprung weight (thanks to parts like the swingarm, wheels, and hollow-type front axle) greatly contributes to the light, nimble handling. Silica-blend tyres offer both wet-weather performance and reduced rolling resistance, which contributes to the excellent fuel economy.
Engine
Type Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke Parallel Twin
Displacement 649 cc
Bore and Stroke 83.0 x 60.0 mm
Compression ratio 10.8:1
Valve system DOHC, 8 valves
Fuel system Fuel injection: ø36 mm x 2 with dual throttle valves
Fuel injection: ø40 mm x 4 with dual injection
Ignition Digital
Starting Electric
Lubrication Forced lubrication, semi-dry sump
Transmission
Maximum power 50.2 kW {68 PS} / 8,000 rpm
Maximum power with Ram Air
Maximum torque 65.7 N.m {6.7 kgf.m} / 6,500 rpm
VEHICLE
Frame Type trellis, high-tensile steel
Rake / Trail 24.0° / 100 mm
Tyre Front : 120/70ZR17M/C (58W) Rear : 160/60ZR17M/C (69W)
Wheelbase 1,410 mm
Ground clearance 130 mm
Seat height 790 mm
Curb mass 190 kg
Fuel capacity 15 litres
Overall Dimensions LxWxH 2,115 mm x 775 mm x 1,080 mm
SUSPENSION
Front / Wheel Travel 41 mm telescopic fork/125mm
Rear / Wheel Travel Horizontal Back-link with adjustable preload/130mm
BRAKE
Brake Front Dual semi-floating ø300 mm petal discs
Caliper Dual piston
Brake Rear Single ø220 mm petal disc
Caliper Single-piston
ALL-NEW 2018
Z650
INR 5,29,000
ENGINE: Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke Parallel Twin
TRANSMISSION:
DISPLACEMENT: 649 cc
VALVE SYSTEM: DOHC, 8 valves

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