Kawasaki Z650 ABS

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Kawasaki Z650 ABS

The Kawasaki Z650 ABS was introduced in 2017 as the successor to the Kawasaki ER-6n. In fact, this is the same ER-6 in a slightly modified style. Of the main innovations, the following should be noted:

  • Engine. It has been modified to meet the new emission standards, the maximum power is reduced from 72 to 68 hp.
  • Injector. The model receives a new injection system with reduced throttle valves (38 → 36 mm).
  • Clutch. The model gets a slipper clutch and an Assist & Slipper clutch.
  • Fuel tank. Reduces its capacity: 16.0 → 15.0 l.
  • ABS. Only versions with ABS are produced.
  • Curb weight. Reduced to 187 kg.

The Kawasaki Z650 was based on an in-line 2-cylinder liquid-cooled engine with a volume of 649 cc, producing 68 hp. power and almost 66 Nm of torque. Maximum engine performance at 6500-8000 rpm.

Other features of the model include a steel frame, simple suspensions in the form of a conventional telescopic fork in front and a rear monoshock (adjustable by preload), a 6-speed gearbox, simple 2-piston brakes, a 15-liter fuel tank and 187 kg of curb weight.

In general, the Kawasaki Z650 is positioning itself in the market as a low-cost mid-cubic urban model of the Z-series, suitable for users of various skill levels - from beginner to experienced.

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Kawasaki Z650 ABS
Kawasaki Z650 ABS
Kawasaki Z650 ABS


Specifications Kawasaki Z650:

ModelKawasaki Z650
Motorcycle typenaked
Release year2017+
Engine type2-cylinder, 4-stroke, in-line
Working volume649 cm³
Bore / Stroke83.0 x 60.0 mm
Compression ratio10.8: 1
Number of valves per cylinderDOHC, 4 valves per cylinder
Fuel supply systemInjector, 2x 36mm (with double throttles)
Ignition typedigital transistor
Maximum power68.0 h.p. (50.2 kW) at 8000 rpm
Maximum torque65.7 Nm (6.7 kg * m) at 6500 rpm
Drive typechain
Front tire size120 / 70ZR-17 (58W)
Rear tire size160 / 60ZR17M / C (69W)
Front brakes2 discs, 300mm, 2-piston calipers (ABS)
Rear brakes1 disc, 220 mm, 1-piston caliper (ABS)
Front suspension41 forks telescopic fork (fixed), stroke - 125 mm
Rear suspensionpendulum with monoshock (adjustable preload), stroke - 130 mm
Motorcycle length2055 mm
Motorcycle width775 mm
Motorcycle height1080 mm
Wheelbase1410 mm
Saddle height790 mm
Minimum ground clearance130 mm
Acceleration to 100 km / h3.9 sec
Maximum speed185 km / h
Fuel tank capacity15.0 l
Motorcycle weight (curb)187 kg