Kawasaki Z650RS breaks cover
Kawasaki Z650RS design
The most significant improvements on the RS have taken place in the design area. This bike takes styling elements from its bigger brother, the Z900RS, and has a comparable neo-retro appearance, replete with a stylish circular LED headlamp and twin-pod instruments.
Instead of having fake cooling fins like the Z900RS, the engine is washed in matte black to make it as unobtrusive as possible. The new multi-spoke wheels, especially when finished in golden on the ‘Candy Emerald Green’ colour option, do look tastefully done.
The bold pinstriped square-ish fuel tank flows nicely into the side panels, and the bike’s tail is sleek and tidy.
Kawasaki Z650Rs engine & gearbox
It has the same 649cc parallel-twin engine as the regular Z650, and while Kawasaki says the engine has been tweaked for greater low- and mid-range responsiveness, the power statistics are identical: 68hp at 8,000rpm and 64Nm at 6,700rpm.
Kawasaki Z650RS cycle parts
With a trellis frame mounted on a 41mm telescopic fork with preload-adjustable monoshock, twin 300mm discs up front and a single 220mm disc at the back, the chassis is similar as well.
Kawasaki Z650RS price in India (expected)
This neo-retro Z650 should launch in India in early 2022. Since Kawasaki’s 650 series is priced pretty competitively in India, we can expect this new motorcycle to launch at around Rs 6.50 lakh in the country.
This would ideally position it in between the affordable Royal Enfiled Interceptor 650 and the more expensive Triumph Bonneville T100.
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