Kawasaki Z650 vs Yamaha MT 09 Comparison

Z650 vs MT 09 Specs Overview

Specs/Features Z650 StandardMT 09 STD
Ex-Showroom Price Rs. 5.69 lakhView On Road Price Rs. 10.55 lakhView On Road Price
(9 Ratings)
(19 Ratings)
Engine Type Parallel Twin, 4-stroke, 8-Valves, DOHC 3-Cylinder, 4-Stroke, 4-Valves, DOHC
Engine Displacement (CC) 649 cc 847 cc
Power (PS@rpm) 68 PS @ 8000 rpm 115 PS @ 10000 rpm
Fuel Type Petrol Petrol
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Brakes Front Disc Disc
Brakes Rear Disc Disc
0-60 kmph (sec) ... 2.2s
Mileage (ARAI) kmpl 21.16 kmpl ...
Wheel Size Front :-431.8 mm,Rear :-431.8 mm 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. 25,477Z650 Insurance Rs. 30,268MT 09 Insurance
Engine Type Parallel Twin, 4-stroke, 8-Valves, DOHC 3-Cylinder, 4-Stroke, 4-Valves, DOHC
Engine Displacement (CC) 649 cc 847 cc
Power (PS@rpm) 68 PS @ 8000 rpm 115 PS @ 10000 rpm
Torque (Nm@rpm) 65.7 Nm @ 6500 rpm 87.5 Nm @ 8500 rpm
Emission Type bs4 bs4
Bore 83 mm 78.0 mm
Stroke 60 mm 59.1 mm
No Of Cylinders 2 3
Drive Type Chain Drive Chain Drive
Valve Per Cylinder 4 4
Fuel Type Petrol Petrol
Ignition Digital TCI
Compression Ratio 10.8:1 11.5:1
Transmission Type Manual Manual
No Of Gears 6 speed 6 Speed
Brakes Front Disc Disc
Brakes Rear Disc Disc
0-60 kmph (sec) ... 2.2s
Quarter Mile 13.32 s @ 119 kmph ...
Braking (60-0 kmph) 17.15m 16.49m
Braking (80-0 kmph) 31.38m 28.95m
Braking (100-0 kmph) ... 44.69m
Mileage (City) 21.16 kmpl 25.85 kmpl
Mileage (Highway) 23.77 kmpl 23.82 kmpl
Mileage (ARAI) kmpl 21.16 kmpl ...
0-100 kmph (sec) 4.48s 3.79s
Braking 60-0 km/h 17.15m 16.49m
Suspension-Front ø41 mm Telescopic Fork Telescopic Forks
Chassis Trellis, High-Tensile Steel Diamond
Suspension-Rear Horizontal back-link with adjustable preload Swingarm
Tyre Size Front :-120/70-ZR17 Rear :- 160/60-ZR17 Front :-120/70-17 Rear :-180/55-17
Wheel Size Front :-431.8 mm,Rear :-431.8 mm Front :-431.8 mm,Rear :-431.8 mm
Tyre Type Tubeless Tubeless
Radial Tyre
Wheels Type (Pressed Steel/ Alloy) Alloy Alloy
Length*Width*Height 2055*775*1080 2075*815*1120
Wheelbase(mm) 1410 mm 1440 mm
Length 2055 mm 2075 mm
Ground Clearance (mm) 130 mm 135 mm
Height 1080 mm 1120 mm
Seat Height 790 mm 820 mm
Width 775 mm 815 mm
Fuel Capacity (Litres) 15 L 14 L
Tail Light LED LED
Front Brake Diameter 300 mm 298 mm
Rear Brake Diameter 220 mm 245 mm
LED tail lights
Turn Signal Lamp LED LED
ABS Dual Channel Dual Channel
Body Type Sports Naked Bikes Sports Naked Bikes
Body Graphics ...
Starting Self Start Only Self Start Only
Seat Type Split Single
Pass Switch
Speedometer Digital Digital
Trip Meter Digital Digital
Low Fuel Warning Lamp ...
Low Battery Indicator ...
Stepup Seat ...
Low Oil Indicator ...
Passenger Footrest
Projector Headlights ... LED Projector
Cooling System Liquid 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. Which is best MT 09 and Z900?
  • Between these two bikes, we would suggest you pick for Kawasaki Z900. It gets sharper lines borrowed from the Z1000's Sugomi design. It has an all-new 948cc, in-line four motors derived from the Z1000's 1043cc powerplant. It develops 125PS and 98.9Nm of torque. The new trellis frame helps reduce weight by 20 kilos. The new gear ratios are said to offer better mid-range and top end.
  • The two brand are leading company's so we should not compare
Q. Which is best among the Yamaha bikes in the price range of Rs. 1-2 lakhs - MT 09?
  • There are many options available from Yamaha offering the bikes with great styling and performance. To name a few are Yamaha FZ 25, Yamaha YZF R15 V3 and Yamaha YZF R15 V3 Moto GP Edition. To check the complete details regarding more options and details regarding the bikes, check the following given link: https://www.zigwheels.com/new_bike_search.php?bymakeid=60&bypricerange=100000-200000&sortfield=popularity&sortdirection=desc
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