Kawasaki USA brings updated 2022 naked roadster ‘ Z650’

 Kawasaki USA brings updated 2022 naked roadster ‘ Z650’

Kawasaki has recently launched the 2022 Z650 in the United States. The model now comes refined with only cosmetic updates, which is $100 higher than the 2021 model. 

There are only two options available for the 2022 Z650 model: ABS and non-ABS. 

The variants are available in two different colour schemes. However, the Japanese manufacturer already sells the BS6 model in the Indian market for Rs 6.18 lakh (ex-showroom Mumbai).

Engine

It is powered by a 649 cc twin-cylinder liquid-cooled DOHC engine installed in a steel trellis frame. 

The engine produces a maximum torque of 65.75 Nm at 6,500 rpm. And the torque is transmitted to the wheels through a six-speed gearbox. 

Moreover, the Z650 available in the Indian market comes equipped with a BS6 compliant engine with a similar capacity but produces a maximum torque of 55 Nm at 6700 rpm.

649 cc twin engine

Design

The design of the 2022 Kawasaki Z650 is very similar to the 2021 model. The 2022 model appears to be sharp, powerful, and muscular on the street. 

Its look is enhanced with an extended fuel tank on both sides, graphics everywhere on the body. An underbelly exhaust, a split-style seat with a grab handle strap, and side reflectors.

There are two colours to choose from.

  • Metallic spark black/metallic flat spark black in the non-ABS variant and
  • Pearl robotic white/metallic matte graphene steel grey in the ABS variant

It arrives in two shades 

Features

The bike arrives with features like an LED headlight, a TFT instrument cluster. The connectivity to a smartphone comes managed by the Rideology app, and further, the 2022 Z650 also has a slipper clutch. 

In addition, the bike gets a riding indicator with a fuel consumption display helpful for the rider.

Split seat for better posture

Hardware

The suspension duty in the naked motorcycle suspension comprises telescopic forks on the front. And horizontal back-link with adjustable preload suspension at the rear. 

On the other hand, brakes are 300mm dual-petal disc on the front. And a single 220mm petal-style disc at the rear, supported by dual-channel ABS. 

The model allows the rider to ride on 17-inch wheels. The wheels are embedded with 120 mm width tires on the front and 160 mm wide at the rear.

Ergonomic design

Source: Kawasaki USA

 

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