The latest generation of the Kawasaki Z650 just arrived with a brand new bodywork, brighter LED lights, more comfortable seat, Dunlop tires, and a new TFT instrument that now includes smartphone connectivity and data tracking through the Rideology App. If you liked the Z650 before you’ll like it even more now. The most notable change is the “Sugomi” styling that Kawasaki has infused into almost all of its latest motorcycles with. Sharp, angular lines and aggressive stance give the Z650 ABS a new, more distinguishable look. Kawasaki has utilized the term “Middleweight Supernaked” to describe the Z and while that may evoke some NSFW imagery, it does convey the point that this is supposed to be a fun motorcycle to ride.
Underneath the edgy bodywork is the same tubular steel trellis type frame and liquid-cooled 649cc parallel twin engine that are the foundation of this sweet machine. With a fully-adjustable 41mm inverted fork, preload adjustable Horizontal Back-Link rear shock, gull-wing type swingarm, Nissin two-piston brakes and dual petal-type 300mm rotors, the Z650 has all the necessary hardware to make it a great streetbike. Along with its assist-slipper clutch, four selectable Ride Modes and ABS, this bike is not only easy to ride for newbies but also exciting enough for experienced riders as well.
Another important new feature is the 4.3-inch color instrument and its ability to connect via Bluetooth to your smartphone. Using Kawasaki’s Rideology App you are able to monitor your bikes data including a ride log that tracks the route, distance, time, and riding conditions so you can share it with friends. A redesigned, more comfortable seat should make the ride even more enjoyable for the rider and passenger while the addition of Dunlop Sportmax Roadsport 2 tires will help the bike perform even better on the road. Kawasaki continues to add incremental refinements to this popular entry-level motorcycle.
The 2020 Kawasaki Z650 will be offered in Metallic Spark Black/Metallic Flat Spark Black with an MSRP of $7,249 (non-ABS)/$7,649 (ABS) and a Metallic Spark Black version with an MSRP of $7,349 (non-ABS)/$7,749 (ABS). These motorcycles are available now at a Kawasaki dealer near you.