29th March 2017, 05:53 PM
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| | Kawasaki Launches Z650 in India at Rs.5.19 Lakh
The nomenclature is one of the biggest changes for 2017 kawasaki z650, bringing the naked in-line with the company's z series of naked motorcycles. Visually, the bike gets kawasaki's sugomi design influences with sharp lines, a bulbous fuel tank with extensions on either side and exposed frame. Speaking of which, the z650 now sports a lightweight tubular trellis frame that comes paired to the new swingarm design. Both the units have helped shave off weight from the streetfighter that is now 19 kg lighter over the er-6n. The new instrument console now accommodates a gearshift indicator light, along with a new digital display.
In terms of power, the 2017 kawasaki z650 uses the same 649 cc parallel twin, water-cooled engine that is now bs-iv compliant. The motor has been de-tuned to churn out 67 bhp of power at 8000 rpm, around 2 bhp lower than the previous version, while peak torque is now 65.7 nm available at 6500 rpm. The motor comes paired to a 6-speed gearbox that now comes with a slipper clutch. Kawasaki says the engine has been tweaked to deliver improved low to mid-range performance.