Kawasaki’s middleweight naked motorcycle, the Kawasaki Z650 has been showcased at the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show. Here are the bike’s live images from the show.
This particular Kawasaki Z650 sports a unique yellow and black dual tone paint job. The bike follows Kawasaki’s ‘Sugomi’ design philosophy, which is found in all of Kawasaki’s Z model range. Kawasaki says the Z650 is ideal for the discerning customers who prefer agile, sporty riding. The motorcycle features an analogue-digital combo instrument cluster, with Kawasaki’s economical riding indicator. There are three rider-selectable display modes as well.
Coming to the bike’s mechanical underpinnings, the 649cc parallel twin DOHC engine nestles inside a lightweight trellis frame. The engine puts out 68 PS of power at 8,000 rpm and 65 Nm of torque at 6,500 rpm. The powerplant works in tandem with a 6-speed gearbox, with assist and slipper clutch.
For suspension, the motorcycle employs telescopic forks at the front with fork guards. The rear features a horizontal back-link monoshock. Brakes include dual petal discs at the front and a single petal disc at the rear. The brakes come with dual channel ABS as well. The non-ABS model weighs 184 kg, while the ABS variant tips the scale at 187 kg, kerb.