Kawasaki unveiled the Z650 naked motorcycle with sharper looks and fully digital instrument cluster
Japanese motorcycle manufacturer, Kawasaki, unveiled the new 2020 version of its middleweight naked motorcycle, the Z650. All-new Kawasaki Z650 now gets revised styling and new-age instrument cluster which comes with Bluetooth connectivity.
There are not many changes made to the bike, however, they are enough to give the naked bike a fresher feel. The 2020 version gets new LED headlight with a redesigned cowl, a 4.3-inch full-colour TFT display, more comfortable pillion seat as well as new Dunlop Sportmax Roadsport 2 tyres.
Powering the Z650 is the same 649cc parallel-twin engine which develops 67bhp and 64Nm torque peaking at 8000 and 6700rpm respectively. The torque which you just read is a shade lower than the outgoing model as it had 65.7Nm at 6500rpm. The engine is now BS6 compliant and is paired to a 6-speed transmission via an assist and slipper clutch.
The instrument cluster of the Z650 now has connectivity options via the Kawasaki Rideology mobile app. You can even change the appearance of the cluster and access ride logs as well as other bike-related options. The Rideology app provides call or email alerts, vehicle info, a riding log, vehicle settings, and the ability to customize the display. The display also adjusts for day or night riding.
There is no change made to the frame and powertrain and the bike continue to use the lightweight trellis frame which is hung on 41mm telescopic forks up front and monoshock at the rear end. To haul the bike to zero, there are twin 300mm petal discs at the front and single 220mm disc at the rear. Kawasaki has added only dual-channel ABS as a safety measure and bike doesn’t get any other electronic aids. The weight of the bike is also about 3kg lower than the outgoing model, hence an increased power to weight ratio.
At present, the Kawasaki Z650 is priced at Rs 5.69 lakh ex-showroom in India. Looking at the changes made, the 2020 version will not cross the Rs 6 lakh mark which will still be a good deal to consider.
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