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Sporty performance and everyday versatility make the Z650 naked sportbike a compact middleweight unlike any other. Excitement comes to life through a combination of the strong-accelerating 649cc engine and the lightweight chassis. TFT color instrumentation and Bluetooth® Smartphone Connectivity puts the latest in electronics at your fingertips, connecting you with your bike like never before.

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ABS (Anti-lock Brake System)

Sudden over-application of the brakes, or braking on low-grip surfaces (surfaces with a low coefficient of friction) such as wet asphalt or manhole covers, may cause a motorcycle's wheel(s) to lock up and slip.

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Assist & Slipper Clutch

Developed and tested through Kawasaki Factory racing, the Assist & Slipper Clutch utilizes two types of cams. An assist cam and a slipper cam enable the Assist & Slipper Clutch to function in two different ways, with the clutch hub working together or apart from the operating plate. Under normal operat

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Dual Throttle Valves

Modern sportbikes often use large-bore throttle bodies to generate high levels of power. However, with large-diameter throttles, when a rider suddenly opens the throttle, the unrestricted torque response is anythin

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Economical Riding Indicator

Using high-precision electronics for engine management, Kawasaki models can achieve a high level of fuel efficiency. However, fuel consumption is greatly affected by throttle use, gear selection, and other elemen

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Horizontal Back-link Rear Suspension

Horizontal Back-link Rear Suspension arranges its shock unit horizontally, greatly contributing to efficient use of space and mass centralization.

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Smartphone Connectivity

Smartphone connectivity contributes to an enhanced motorcycling experience by enabling riders to connect to their motorcycle wirelessly.

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Top Features


  • Engine


    4-stroke, 2-cylinder, DOHC, liquid-cooled



    Compression Ratio


    Bore x Stroke

    83.0 x 60.0mm

    Fuel System

    DFI® with Keihin 36mm throttle bodies


    TCBI with electronic advance


    6-speed, return shift

  • Suspension

    Front Suspension / Wheel Travel

    Telescopic fork/4.9 in

    Rear Suspension / Wheel Travel

    Horizontal back-link with adjustable preload, swingarm/5.1 in

    Front Tire

    120/70 ZR17

    Rear Tire

    160/60 ZR17


    24.0°/3.9 in

    Ground Clearance

    5.1 in


    55.5 in

  • Totals

    Maximum Torque

    48.5 lb-ft @ 6,500 rpm

    Overall Length

    81.3 in

    Overall Width

    30.1 in.

    Overall Height

    41.9 in

    Seat Height

    31.1 in

    Curb Weight

    412.3 lb**

    Fuel Capacity

    4.0 gal

  • General

    Final Drive

    Sealed chain

    Frame Type

    Trellis, high tensile steel

    Special Features

    Rideology the App Smartphone Connectivity, TFT Instrumentation

    Color Choices

    *Metallic Spark Black/Metallic Flat Spark Black *Metallic Spark Black

    Kawasaki Protection Plus (optional)

    12, 24, 26 or 48 months

  • Brakes

    Front Brakes

    Dual 300mm petal-style discs with two-piston calipers, ABS

    Rear Brakes

    Single 220mm petal-style disc, ABS

  • Guarantee


    12 Month Limited Warranty

**Curb weight includes all necessary materials and fluids to operate correctly, full tank of fuel (more than 90 percent capacity) and tool kit (if supplied).

Specifications subject to change

KAWASAKI CARES: Always wear a helmet, eye protection, and proper apparel. Never ride under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Read Owner’s Manual and all on-product warnings. Professional rider shown on a closed course. ©2021 Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A.

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