The Kawasaki Z650RS bike was introduced globally in September. Now this bike has been launched in India. The company has priced the bike at Rs 6.65 lakh (ex-showroom). The bike has no direct rival at this price point. However, it can be seen against the Triumph Street Twin, Honda CB650R and Royal Enfield 650 Twins. The deliveries of the bike can start from the last week of November or the first week of December.
Styling and Features
The company has taken many styling elements from the company’s Kawasaki Z900RS. However, it gets a smaller tank and a compact tail section. The model brought in India is very similar to the international model, although minor changes like split grab rail can be seen. Several parts like the engine, frame and swingarm have been blacked out to give a sporty look and feel. Standard telescopic forks at the front and monoshock rear suspension have been given.
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Talking about the special features, it includes round headlamps, retro themed instrument pods, circular mirrors and tear-drop shaped fuel tank. Apart from this, you get a single piece saddle, wire-spoke style alloy wheels and underbelly exhaust. Braking is handled by a 300mm disc with a two-piston caliper at the front and a single 220mm disc at the rear. It gets dual-channel ABS as standard.
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engine and power
Powering the bike is a 649cc parallel-twin, liquid-cooled engine. It is able to generate maximum power of 67.3 bhp at 8,000 rpm and peak torque of 64 Nm at 6,700 rpm. The engine is mated to a 6-speed gearbox. Advance technology like assist and slipper clutch has been given in the bike. The bike’s under-engine muffler works to improve the performance of the bike by reducing the center of gravity.