Kawasaki Z650 Performance: Same Power, Different Package
- by Hiral Parekh
- Sep 21, 2017
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Kawasaki has launched a new variant of the Z650, called the Z650 Performance, with additional accessories for the UK market
A successor to the powerful but dull-looking ER-6n, the Kawasaki Z650 -- based on the Kawasaki Sugomi design -- is, without debate, a beautiful looking bike in the middleweight, naked bike category. The Z650 has been an exciting motorcycle to ride and now the Performance version receives not just visual upgrades but also an Akrapovic end can.
On the visual side, the motorcycle receives a small wind deflector over the headlamp, a new cover for the pillion seat, and a new seat colour that merges into the tank pad.
You also have a new, slip-on exhaust system by Akrapovic which enhances the music emanating from the four-stroke parallel-twin 649cc engine. However, despite this, the bike is not what one would call an upgrade -- it still delivers the same 68PS of power and 65Nm of torque.
The Z650 Performance is is available in three colours: Pearl Flat Stardust White, Metallic Flat Spark Black, Metallic Flat Raw Titanium, and is priced at a premium of GBP 700 (Rs. 60,866) over the standard version in the UK. The standard version of the Kawasaki Z650 retails for Rs 5.19 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The Kawasaki Z900 was only available with an accessory pack when it was launched in India and we hope that Kawasaki India does offer the above accessories as an optional extra to Indian buyers.
The Z650 competes against the likes of Harley Davidson's Street 750 and DSK Benneli TNT 600 i
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