05 Jan 2021: 2021 Kawasaki Z650 launched in India at Rs. 6.04 lakh
Japanese automaker Kawasaki has launched the Z650 model in India for the year 2021. It comes in a Metallic Spark Black color scheme along with fluorescent green finish on the rims.
As for the highlights, the bike has a semi-faired look, a Bluetooth-enabled instrument display, and an all-LED lighting setup. It runs on a BS6-compliant 649cc, liquid-cooled engine.
Here's our roundup.
Design: 2021 Kawasaki Z650: At a glance
The 2021 Kawasaki Z650 features a split-style seat, an underbelly exhaust, and a muscular fuel tank.
The bike packs an all-LED setup for lighting and offers a Bluetooth-enabled 4.3-inch color TFT display with support for the RIDEOLOGY app.
It rides on alloy wheels wrapped in Dunlop Sportsmax Roadsport 2 tires. Dimensions-wise, it has a kerb weight of 191kg and a 15-liter fuel tank.
Fact: Power and performance
The 2021 Kawasaki Z650 draws power from a BS6-compliant 649cc, inline 2-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine that comes mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox. The motor generates a maximum power of 67.3hp at 8,000rpm and 64Nm of peak torque at 6,700rpm.
Safety: Safety and suspension setup
To ensure the safety of the rider, the 2021 Kawasaki Z650 is equipped with disc brakes on both the front and rear wheels along with dual-channel ABS for improved handling on the roads.
Meanwhile, the suspension duties on the bike are taken care of by 41mm telescopic forks on the front side and a horizontal back-link with adjustable preload on the rear end.
Fact: What about the pricing?
In India, the 2021 Kawasaki Z650 comes in a single Metallic Spark Black color option and carries a price-tag of Rs. 6,04,000 (ex-showroom). At this price-point, it goes against rivals like Harley Davidson Street Rod, Triumph Street Twin, and KTM Duke 790.
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