Kawasaki Z650 BS6 to be priced between Rs 6.25 lakh and Rs 6.5 lakh ex-showroom
Kawasaki Z650 BS6 has been launched by the Japanese motorcycle manufacturer. The new naked motorcycle gets Z series design language and will be priced between Rs 6.25 – 6.5 lakh ex-showroom. AT present, the Z650 carries a price tag of Rs 5.69 lakh and thus the BS6 version will be costlier by at least Rs 56,000. On the higher side, the bike will carry a premium of about Rs 81,000 on the ex-showroom price.
The 2020 version of Z650 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. All this for Rs 56,000 to 81,000 extra is plain overkill. Kawasaki should have priced the bike at Rs 6 lakh mark at most.
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.
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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.
The bike continues 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.
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