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:

Model Kawasaki Z650
Motorcycle type naked
Release year 2017+
Frame steel
Engine type 2-cylinder, 4-stroke, in-line
Working volume 649 cm³
Bore / Stroke 83.0 x 60.0 mm
Compression ratio 10.8: 1
Cooling liquid
Number of valves per cylinder DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder
Fuel supply system Injector, 2x 36mm (with double throttles)
Ignition type digital transistor
Maximum power 68.0 h.p. (50.2 kW) at 8000 rpm
Maximum torque 65.7 Nm (6.7 kg * m) at 6500 rpm
Gearbox 6-speed
Drive type chain
Front tire size 120 / 70ZR-17 (58W)
Rear tire size 160 / 60ZR17M / C (69W)
Front brakes 2 discs, 300mm, 2-piston calipers (ABS)
Rear brakes 1 disc, 220 mm, 1-piston caliper (ABS)
Front suspension 41 forks telescopic fork (fixed), stroke - 125 mm
Rear suspension linkage with monoshock (adjustable preload), stroke - 130 mm
Motorcycle length 2055 mm
Motorcycle width 775 mm
Motorcycle height 1080 mm
Wheelbase 1410 mm
Saddle height 790 mm
Minimum ground clearance 130 mm
Acceleration to 100 km / h 3.9 sec
Maximum speed 185 km / h
Fuel tank capacity 15.0 l
Motorcycle weight (curb) 187 kg