As all of the warmth dies down after the first day of the Intermot 2016, we’ve got come to realise that the 2 Kawasakis – Z650 and the Z900 – might also just be replacements to the popular-in-India fashions which might be the ER-6n and the Z800. This means, not only has the ER-6n been majorly overhauled it’s going to now sit down under Kawasaki’s ‘Z’ line of motorcycles.
In step with the company, the Z650 is inspired by means of the Sugomi layout of the Z1000, its condensed look is emphasised by narrow, near-becoming bodywork. The motorcycle also makes use of instrument cluster providing an analogue-fashion tachometer with a gear position indicator at its centre, sitting atop a multi-feature lcd display screen, much like the brand new Ninja 650. The sharper styling together with the aggressively raked tail makes this motorbike appear extra like a game-naked than a bare-tourer.
The chassis and swing arm have additionally been redesigned, and the monoshock has now been moved to a greater traditional position above the swing arm in place of the preceding version’s offset orientation.
Even as the parallel twin engine nevertheless displaces 649cc, it is now Euro IV compliant. The power output has been dropped to 69bhp from 71bhp, though the engine has been tuned to offer higher low and midrange torque. It’s also 6.Eight in keeping with cent extra gas efficient than the older engine. No matter the drop in electricity, the nineteen kilogram drop in weight have to make certain that the overall performance doesn’t take a hit. The six-speed transmission additionally receives a slipper snatch.
The new Z650 will most probably be headed to India quickly after its international launch. However, it can be marginally extra pricey. The motorbike already is the maximum fun in its section, and the upgrade in seems and bump in will best match the motorcycle’s character.