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Kawasaki Z650 (2017-2020)

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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 install 2020 speedometer to 2019 model? is it possible - Z650?
  • Should be possible as it seems just a change in assembly
  • Yes they are capable
Q. Can beginner can drive Kawasaki Z650? Is it suitable for beginner?
  • Go for a 300 CC plus bike only if you have an experience of handling a simpler bike for over an year. Else you may invite trouble handling the power
  • Perfect
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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?
  • 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
  • Thanks buddy
Q. What is the maintenance cost of Kawasaki Z650?
  • Oil change 60 bucks
  • 5K a year around
Q. Is it fit for indian road because very low ground clearance - Z650?
  • Well you do scrap underbelly on weird bumps India produces. Overall it's a 75% chance that you'll glide through each bump unless you're loaded with a heavy pillion.
  • Yes
  • Nope. none
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  • 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.

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