2021 Kawasaki Z650 Performance

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starting from £8,049

Like its predecessor, the superbly balanced Z650 offers sugomi performance and styling in a slim, compact middleweight package that features a 650cc Parallel Twin engine with strong low-mid range torque in a lightweight chassis. Engine refinements contribute to cleaner emissions and increased mid-range torque, new tyres offer lighter handling, and a redesigned tandem seat offers increased passenger comfort. Sharp new styling, highlighted by a new LED headlight and TFT instrumentation, gives this 2nd generation Z650 an even stronger sugomi presence.

Key Features

Smartphone Connectivity

A Bluetooth chip 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.

Increased Passenger Comfort

Rear seat with thicker urethane (approximately 5 mm thicker at the centre, 10 mm thicker at the sides) and wider sides offers increased passenger comfort.

Cleaner Emissions

A number of changes to the intake and exhaust system components were made to ensure that Euro4 emissions regulations are cleared, and offer an increase in mid-range torque while maintaining the power of the previous model.

TFT Colour Instrumentation

The new alldigital TFT colour instrumentation – a Kawasaki first in the 650cc class – gives the cockpit a high-tech, highgrade appearance. The new meter also offers additional features unavailable on the previous model.

Technology

ABS


ABS (Anti-lock Brake System) ensures stable braking performance by preventing wheel lock during braking.

Horizontal Back-link Rear Suspension


Horizontal Back-link Rear Suspension arranges its shock unit horizontally, greatly contributing to efficient use of space and mass centralisation.

Assist & Slipper Clutch


Based on racing technology, the Assist & Slipper Clutch acts as both a back-torque limiter and a self-servo mechanism that enables a lighter clutch lever pull.

Dual Throttle Valves


Dual Throttle Valves offer increased power and greater ease of use care of a second set of ECU-controlled throttle valves.

Economical Riding Indicator


The Economical Riding Indicator is a mark appearing on the instrument panel to indicate favourable fuel consumption, encouraging fuel efficient riding.

Smartphone Connectivity


Smartphone connectivity contributes to an enhanced motorcycling experience by enabling riders to connect to their motorcycle wirelessly.

Available Colours

Pearl Blizzard White / Metallic Spark Black Metallic Spark Black / Metallic Flat Spark Black Metallic Spark Black / Metallic Flat Spark Black

Specification

Engine

Engine Type Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke Parallel Twin
Displacement 649 cm³
Bore x stroke 83 x 60 mm
Compression Ratio 10.8:1
Valve system DOHC, 8 valves
Fuel system Fuel injection: Ø 36 mm x 2 with dual throttle valves
Starting System Electric
Lubrication Forced lubrication, semi‑dry sump
Brakes & Suspension

Brakes, front Dual semi-floating 300 mm petal discs. Caliper: Dual piston
Brakes, rear Single 220 mm petal disc. Caliper: Single-piston
Suspension, front 41 mm telescopic fork
Suspension, rear Horizontal Back-link with preload adjustment
Performance & Transmission

Maximum power 50.2 kW {68 PS} / 8,000 rpm
Fuel consumption 4.3 l/100 km
CO2 emission 107 g/km
Maximum torque 64 N•m {6.5 kgf•m} / 6,700 rpm
Fuel consumption 35 kW kit 4.5 l/100 km
CO2 emission 35 kW kit 107 g/km
Transmission 6-speed
Final Drive Sealed chain
Primary Reduction Ratio 2.095 (88/42)
Gear Ratios 1st 2.438 (39/16)
Gear Ratios 2nd 1.714 (36/21)
Gear Ratios 3rd 1.333 (32/24)
Gear Ratios 4th 1.111 (30/27)
Gear Ratios 5th 0.966 (28/29)
Gear Ratios 6th 0.852 (23/27)
Clutch Wet multi-disc, manual
Frame & Dimensions

Frame type Trellis, high-tensile steel
Trail 100 mm
Wheel travel front 125 mm
Wheel travel rear 130 mm
Tyre, front 120/70ZR17M/C (58W)
Tyre, rear 160/60ZR17M/C (69W)
L x W x H 2,055 x 765 x 1,065 mm
Wheelbase 1,410 mm
Ground Clearance 130 mm
Fuel capacity 15 litres
Seat height 790 mm
Curb mass 188 kg