Ducati Monster 797 vs Kawasaki Z650 Comparison

Monster 797 vs Z650 Specs Overview

Specs/Features Monster 797 PlusZ650 Standard
Ex-Showroom Price Rs. 8.70 lakhView On Road Price Rs. 5.69 lakhView On Road Price
(8 Ratings)
(9 Ratings)
Engine Type L-Twin cylinder, 2 Desmodromically actuated valves per cylinder Parallel Twin, 4-stroke, 8-Valves, DOHC
Engine Displacement (CC) 803 cc 649 cc
Power (PS@rpm) 73.41 PS @ 8250 rpm 68 PS @ 8000 rpm
Fuel Type Petrol Petrol
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Brakes Front Disc Disc
Brakes Rear Disc Disc
0-60 kmph (sec) 2.46s ...
Mileage (ARAI) kmpl ... 21.16 kmpl
Wheel Size Front :-17 inch Rear :-17 inch Front :-431.8 mm,Rear :-431.8 mm
Wheels Type (Pressed Steel/ Alloy) Alloy Alloy
ABS Dual Channel Dual Channel
Starting Self Start Only Self Start Only
Speedometer Digital Digital
Insurance Rs. 27,359Monster 797 Insurance Rs. 25,477Z650 Insurance
Engine Type L-Twin cylinder, 2 Desmodromically actuated valves per cylinder Parallel Twin, 4-stroke, 8-Valves, DOHC
Engine Displacement (CC) 803 cc 649 cc
Power (PS@rpm) 73.41 PS @ 8250 rpm 68 PS @ 8000 rpm
Torque (Nm@rpm) 67 Nm @ 5750 rpm 65.7 Nm @ 6500 rpm
Emission Type bs4 bs4
Bore 88 mm 83 mm
Stroke 66 mm 60 mm
No Of Cylinders 2 2
Drive Type Chain Drive Chain Drive
Valve Per Cylinder 4 4
Fuel Type Petrol Petrol
Ignition ... Digital
Compression Ratio 11.0:1 10.8:1
Transmission Type Manual Manual
No Of Gears 6 speed 6 speed
Brakes Front Disc Disc
Brakes Rear Disc Disc
0-60 kmph (sec) 2.46s ...
Quarter Mile 13.49s@150.38 kmph 13.32 s @ 119 kmph
Braking (60-0 kmph) 2.49s, 18.35mm 17.15m
Braking (80-0 kmph) 3.29s, 32.22mm 31.38m
Mileage (City) 17.7 kmpl 21.16 kmpl
Mileage (Highway) 21.8 kmpl 23.77 kmpl
Mileage (ARAI) kmpl ... 21.16 kmpl
0-100 kmph (sec) 4.94s 4.48s
Braking 60-0 km/h 2.49s, 18.35mm 17.15m
Suspension-Front 43 mm Kayaba USD fork ø41 mm Telescopic Fork
Chassis Tubular steel Trellis frame Trellis, High-Tensile Steel
Suspension-Rear Sachs monoshock, pre-load and rebound adjustable Horizontal back-link with adjustable preload
Tyre Size Front :-120/70-ZR17 Rear :-180/55-ZR17 Front :-120/70-ZR17 Rear :- 160/60-ZR17
Wheel Size Front :-17 inch Rear :-17 inch Front :-431.8 mm,Rear :-431.8 mm
Tyre Type Tubeless Tubeless
Radial Tyre
Wheels Type (Pressed Steel/ Alloy) Alloy Alloy
Dry Weight 175 kg ...
Length*Width*Height ... 2055*775*1080
Wheelbase(mm) 1435 mm 1410 mm
Length ... 2055 mm
Ground Clearance (mm) ... 130 mm
Height ... 1080 mm
Seat Height 805 mm 790 mm
Width ... 775 mm
Fuel Capacity (Litres) 16.5 L 15 L
Tail Light LED LED
Front Brake Diameter 320 mm 300 mm
Rear Brake Diameter 245 mm 220 mm
LED tail lights
Turn Signal Lamp LED LED
ABS Dual Channel Dual Channel
Body Type Sports Naked Bikes Sports Naked Bikes
Starting Self Start Only Self Start Only
Seat Type Single Split
Pass Switch
Speedometer Digital Digital
Trip Meter Digital Digital
Low Fuel Warning Lamp ...
Clock Digital
Low Battery Indicator ...
Stepup Seat
Low Oil Indicator ...
Passenger Footrest
Cooling System Air Cooled Liquid Cooled
Console Digital Digital
Odometer Digital Digital

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Q. I currently own a Duke 390, 2018 model and my usage is mostly for commuting and weekend rides. Is Z650 a good upgrade keeping in mind the above?
  • I have a Z650 and had a Duke390 my advice is don't do it. The Duke is heaps more fun and corners way better. The stock Z tires are outright dangerous in the rain and the suspensions are soft and comfortable which are not suitable for cornering. Since you have a Duke I already know comfort and soft suspensions are not your gig. I regret my upgrade so I hope you don't make the same mistake as I did. I have it for about 1 year now and I am looking to trade it in. To be honest, I would rather get the Benelli 600i since that has 4 cylinders and adjustable shocks. The Z forks are not inverted and non adjustable. I would advise getting a used duke690 or if you have the cash go for the 790. I am not from India so I don't the the prices there but around the price of the Z you could check out the Yamaha MT-07 the only reason I didn't get it was because the MT-07 didn't have abs the year I was getting the Z and I feel that ABS is a must for me. The MT-07 is a faster bike. More horse power and torque weights about the same and has a bigger community. It's resale value is also higher. The Z feels very cheap in the feel of the dash (no average speed of trip like the duke) it looks good but I prefer the Yamaha. It's brighter and cleaner. The Z dash is often too dim in the sun. By no means I am bashing the Z. It's a good bike. It's dependable and good on fuel but it feels like a sedan instead of a sports car if you want to make a comparison with cars. The Duke is a hard bike to beat if you exclude the reliability issues but the fun is much more rewarding then the flaws. I mean I had 3 cracked airboxes and 1 head gasket in 2 years with the duke. All covered by warranty and I get to hang out at the KTM shops. I had no problems with the z so far except I lowsided the day I picked it up because I was hitting a corner that I hit everyday on the duke the same way with new tires and wasn't used to the springy soft suspensions. It all depends on what you want. I would say MT-07 or TnT 600i if you are buying brand new for about the same price. 600i has highest hp out of the 3 and has adjustable suspensions. Mt-07 is same price as the Z and has more torque and hp. Z excels in the braking out of them all but I can't say I like it's handling and I'm 5'11 and feel cramped on it. I can flat foot on it and it fits my wife who is 5'8. Just a side note the Z also has no immoblizer so it can be easily stolen. I had to replace a key after I lost it and the shop I normally go to told me to go to Kawasaki for key programming but it turns out all Thailand assembled Kawasakis don't have immoblizers.
  • Z650 is one bike that fits in all the squares and go ahead blindfolded in case you're a good practical biker. If you're interested in sound and heat and image concious with no brainers on handling and peace of mind you're not a Z candidate.
  • The Kawasaki Z650 has been designed to have a comfortable ergonomics for the rider. You can comfortably ride this bike in the city or for their daily commuting.
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Q. Does it's excust sounds like Z900?
  • No. But sound is for short term pleasure. All you need is performance and agility. Plus cost effectiveness. Z650 anytime over 900
Q. Why does the bike offer so low power when compared to it's engine dimensions? Why should one go for this bike over Ninja Z650 or even Benelli 600i for that matter. Is it just because of the brand or is there anything special about it - Monster 797?
  • Ducati has managed to strike a good balance with the Monster 797. It may not have the high-end whack and excitement levels that some of its rivals showcase, but it generates power right where most new riders would use it.It also manages to deliver the fun factor rather well without being too intimidating. Whether it's the perfect upgrade for a customer coming from a motorcycle like the 390 Duke is completely subjective. But it does come across as a great tool if you plan to do some canyon-carving over the weekends while also being able to ride it to the office on a daily basis. Priced at Rs 8,03,000 (ex-showroom, Delhi), this isn’t a cheap Ducati, it’s just a more affordable one. Do take a test ride in order to pick one.
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