Kawasaki Z650RS 2022

According to Kawasaki Motorcycles

The new Kawasaki Z650RS combines Retro style with modern Sports technology. Distinctive styling notes like a classic round LED headlight, needle instrumentation, 70’s influenced bodywork and colours, plus a twin-cylinder engine, create a stunning neo-retro segment reference point. The Kawasaki Z650RS is destined to impress all riders with its lovingly distilled spirit of RETROVOLUTION.

Wide, flat handlebar and a relaxed riding position puts the rider in a natural, comfortable position that both inspires confidence and facilitates control for a wide range of riders.

Analogue-style speedometer and tachometer dials are complemented by a multi-functional LCD screen, balancing retro-style looks with modern functionality.

Dual ø300 mm front disc brakes and ø220 mm rear deliver plenty of braking power. The round discs contribute to the bike’s retro sport image.

Optimised for everyday riding, the exciting Parallel Twin engine offers quick response, strong low-mid range performance and favourable fuel economy. When opening the throttle, riders will notice a smooth and powerful engine character offering both a high level of control when making minute throttle adjustments and a gratifying rush of acceleration in the lower rpm ranges.

Like Kawasaki’s retro sport Z900RS, the Z650RS features timeless good looks. As a middleweight model, a light and casual appearance reflects its rider-friendly character. The appeal of a traditional motorcycle is complemented by simple and modern design touches that allow the Z650RS to blend seamlessly into your everyday life.

One of the key contributors to the Z650RS’ light weight (noticeable as soon as the bike is lifted off its sidestand) is its innovative trellis frame. Weighing 13.5 kg, it contributes significantly to the bike’s light, natural handling.

Original cast wheels like those of the Z900RS feature flat spokes designed to look like classic wire-spoked wheels. Designed using Kawasaki’s advanced analysis technology, the wheels offer a balance of light weight and stylish looks, contributing to both handling and a design suited to the retro category.



Engine type – Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke Parallel Twin, Displacement – 649 cm³, Bore x stroke – 83 x 60 mm, Compression ratio – 10.8:1, Valve system – DOHC, 8 valves, Fuel system – Fuel injection: Ø 36 mm x 2 with dual throttle valves, Starting System – Electric, Lubrication – Forced lubrication, semi‑dry sump

Brakes & Suspension

Brakes, front – Dual semi-floating Ø 300 mm discs. Caliper: Dual piston, Brakes, rear – Single Ø 220 mm disc. Caliper: Single-piston, Suspension, front – 41 mm telescopic fork, Suspension, rear – Horizontal Back-link with preload adjustment

Power & Transmission

Maximum power – 50.2 kW {68 PS} / 8,000 rpm, Fuel consumption – 4.3 l/100 km, CO2 emission – 107 g/km, Maximum torque – 64 N•m {6.5 kgf•m} / 6,700 rpm, Fuel consumption 35 kW kit – 4.5 l/100 km, CO2 emission 35 kW kit – 107 g/km. Transmission – 6-speed, Final drive – Sealed chain, Primary Reduction Ratio – 2.095 (88/42)Gear Ratios 1st – 2.438 (39/16)Gear Ratios 2nd – 1.714 (36/21)Gear Ratios 3rd – 1.333 (32/24)Gear Ratios 4th – 1.111 (30/27)Gear Ratios 5th – 0.966 (28/29)Gear Ratios 6th – 0.852 (23/27)ClutchWet multi-disc, manual

Frame & Dimensions

Frame type – Trellis, high-tensile steel, Trail – 100 mm, Wheel travel front – 125 mm, Wheel travel rear – 130 mm, Tyre, front – 120/70ZR17M/C (58W), Tyre, rear – 160/60ZR17M/C (69W), L x W x H2,065 x 800 x 1,115 mm, Wheelbase – 1,405 mm, Ground clearance – 125 mm, Fuel capacity – 12 litres, Seat height – 820 mm, Curb mass – 187 kg





Prices From: £7,549

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