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Rs. 5.69 Lakh
Discontinued Model since 31 Mar 2020

Kawasaki Z650 Overview

Kawasaki dealerships across India are offering heavy discounts on the BS4 Z650. Discounts range from Rs 50,000 to Rs 1 lakh depending on the dealership. These discounts are been given to clear BS4 stocks before the arrival of the BS6 Z650.

The 2020 Kawasaki Z650 has been unveiled at the 2019 EICMA. For 2020, the bike comes with a full-LED headlight mounted on a new cowl, a TFT instrument console that’s smartphone compatible as well as a thicker and wider pillion seat for better comfort. Apart from this, the bike also comes with grippier Dunlop Sportmax Roadsport 2 tyres. The engine’s peak power output remains the same at 68PS at 8000rpm but the peak torque has gone down a bit. It produces 64Nm at 6700rpm against 65.7Nm at 6500rpm in the 2019 bike.

Underpinnings such as telescopic forks, rear monoshock, dual 300mm petal disc and the 220mm petal disc have all remained unchanged. That said, the bike weighs 3kg lighter than before, tipping the scales at 187kg kerb.

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Must Read Questions & Answers Before Buying Z650 (2017-2020)

Q. Can we increase the ground clearance for the 2020-Z650 VI model?
  • For this, we would suggest you walk into the nearest authorized service centre as they will be the better people to assist you. You can click on the following link to see the details of the nearest dealership and selecting your city accordingly - Bike Showrooms.
Q. Can we install 2020 speedometer to 2019 model? is it possible - Z650?
  • For this, we would suggest you walk into the nearest authorized service centre as they will be the better person to assist you. You can click on the following link to see the details of the nearest service centre and selecting your city accordingly - Service centre
Q. Can beginner can drive Kawasaki Z650? Is it suitable for beginner?
  • The Z650 uses the same 649cc liquid-cooled parallel-twin motor as the ER-6n. The motor makes 67PS @ 8000rpm and 65.7Nm of torque @ 6500rpm. So, for a beginner, it might be difficult to handle in city traffic. Moreover, we'd suggest taking the test ride of the vehicle so that you can feel the difference. You can click on the following link to see the details of the nearest dealership and selecting your city accordingly - Bike Showrooms
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Q. I am a Duke 200 user now I want to buy new bike and love naked bikes but little confused rather scared, can I handle 125 PS Z650 or Z900 what would you suggest?
  • Though the Kawasaki Z650 and Z900 is a high powered bike, in the beginning, you may face difficulty while riding the bike, but as you practice the ride on the bike, it will be easier to handle for you.
  • Go for the 650 its wonderful to handle, and probably you are just as fast on it
  • Which bike would be good for me 650 or 900
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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. Can beginner can drive Kawasaki Z650? Is it suitable for beginner?
  • The Z650 uses the same 649cc liquid-cooled parallel-twin motor as the ER-6n. The motor makes 67PS @ 8000rpm and 65.7Nm of torque @ 6500rpm. So, for a beginner, it might be difficult to handle in city traffic. Moreover, we'd suggest taking the test ride of the vehicle so that you can feel the difference. You can click on the following link to see the details of the nearest dealership and selecting your city accordingly - Bike Showrooms
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Kawasaki Z650 User Reviews

4.4 /5
16 reviews & ratings
  • Mileage
    4.4/5
  • Performance
    4.5/5
  • Maintenance Cost
    4.1/5
  • + 2 more
  • Comfort
    4.1/5
  • Features & Styling
    4.7/5

Preferred For : Daily Commute

54% of users have given a rating of 4.5 and above

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  • 3.8

    I have a Z650 and had a Duke390 . The Duke is heaps more fun and 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. . 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 know 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 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. 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. 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.

  • 3.4

    I am riding bikes for 2years in Agra. Than I sell my bike in last month. its a good bike

  • 4.2

    Awesome machine with a great punch at each rev

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Kawasaki Z650 (2017-2020) Expert Reviews

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