Kawasaki has globally unveiled its super cool Ne0-Retro motorcycle Z650RS. Kawasaki calls it Retrovolution (Retro+Evolution). The body is based on Z900RS and it sports the same engine that comes in its already established Super-Naked, Z650.
Most affordable Neo-retro Roadster is ready to be launched in the Indian market to compete against the British Neo-retro roadster rival like Triumph street twin. This new motorcycle from Kawasaki is solely going to focus on the young riders of India as well the classic Kawasaki lovers, those who still have their crush on legend classic like Z1′ Z650-B1 from 1977. Here you can see the art of balance between the old and the new. Currently, although it is being launched globally but its Indian arrival might happen in early 2022.
Kawasaki Z650 RS is new in its looks but from inside it sports the same engine as the one that comes in its Super-Naked sibling Z650.
According to the kawasaki UK , after retaining its old classic charming old-school garb. The all new Z650RS is an updated version of Kawasaki’s venerable 649cc, Water-cooled, Parallel Twin Engine, which also powers its famous Super-Naked Z650. It has been revised for better low and mid-range response. That said, it churns out the impressive Power & Torque of 68PS & 64Nm respectively, as its Super-Naked sibling.
Brakes and Suspension:
The Z650RS retains the Trellis frame from its naked sibling. The Front suspension are 41mm Telescopic Fork and the Rear Suspension are highly rated Horizontal Back-link with Pre-load adjustments. The Front brakes are Dual front calipers with twin piston, acting on retro-styled 300mm round disc rotors instead of Kawasaki’s customary petal style rotors while at the rear, a single piston brake acts on a 200mm rotor all loaded by Bosch advanced ABS, and even the 4. While the brakes are the same size as those on the standard Z650. The Z650RS get regular round rotors, not petal discs.
Note: Trellis means ‘Framework’. In the Trellis Frame, multiple tubes are welded together to form multiple triangle, to take a shape of bigger triangle. This triangular shaped frame is built by aluminum or other lighter metals. The shape helps in increasing the strength of the frame and the lighter metals helps in checking the overall weight of the motorcycle.
Kawasaki has given the bike an old-school circular headlamp, the dual analogue style LED setup. Then comes the the dual analogue style “artillery shell” shaped meters include a digital center panel, which flaunts analog needles as expected from a bike of this genre, but also features a LCD inlay. Even the gold alloy rims with wire-spoke wheels which evoke the overall look of the bike However, we always love the old style Kawasaki. this bike having a side-mounted exhaust, would have added quite a bit more to its retro charm.
Difference between Z650 and Kawasaki Z650RS:
Although, the bike pretty much resembles the old 70’s Kawasaki Z650 but it has some other differences too, compared to the old one. Its seat height is 30mm higher than the old Z650’s which is 790mm. The fuel tank capacity on the RS has gone down from 15l to 12l. And after all this most basic but noticeable is Z650RS is 1 kg lighter than the Z650.
Colors & Price:
Z650RS have three colors options with three distinct styles are available-
- Metallic Spark Black
- Candy Emerald Green and
- Metallic Moon dust Gray / Ebony
However, the date from which this model will be available in India has not yet been officially announced by the company., this motorcycle will be available from November 2021 in other countries. It has been priced at GBP 7549 ( ₹7.54 lakh approx. ) for the all-black version, while the Metallic Moon dust and Candy Emerald Green will set you back by GBP 7699 (roughly ₹7.69 lakh). In India, it is likely to be priced around the ₹7.50 lakh (on-road) mark, and will compete against the street owned rival like Triumph street twin.
Note: GBP- abbreviation for the British pound sterling
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