The newest addition to Kawasaki’s Z Supernaked Series features a 650cc Parallel Twin engine with strong low-mid range torque and an all-new lightweight chassis in a slim, compact middleweight package that offers sugomi performance and styling.
The Z650L’s nimble handling, superb feedback and strong acceleration are complemented by easy-to-manage power delivery and rider-friendly manoeuvrability, offering an ideal blend of sporty performance and everyday versatility sure to satisfy everyone from new to more experienced riders. Eyecatching Z styling reflects the sporty nature of this exciting new machine. This LAMS model is an ideal machine due to the smooth high torque power delivery, lightweight and easy handling with a low narrow seat height. Sugomi performance ensures that riding the Z650L is a treat for the senses. A responsive, torqueful engine character and nimble, lightweight chassis offer sporty riding excitement that new and more experienced riders alike will enjoy.
Performance and feel were optimised for the mid-range (3,000-6,000 min-1). However, in the low-rpm range (below 3,000 min-1) power delivery is very smooth, and even above 6,000 min-1 power and torque curves continue on without dropping off suddenly.
Simple, sleek silencer design adds to the bikes's overall slim design. Under-engine muffler improves mass centralisation and lowers the bike’s centre of gravity. Muffler internal construction and catalyser layout ensure clean emissions that will pass stringent Euro 4 regulations. The muffler’s 33 mm diameter tail pipe also contributes to strong low-mid range performance and response.
One of the key components realising Z650L’s light weight (noticeable as soon as the bike is lifted off its side-stand), the all-new frame weighs only 15 kg and contributes significantly to the bike’s light, nimble handling. Components of the high-tensile steel trellis frame follow the ideal pipe line. The lines of the frame were made as straight as possible, and when bends were necessary their angles were made as small as possible, resulting in a design that disperses stress extremely well.
Stacked instrument cluster features an easy-to-read layout. Analogue-style tachometer features a gear position indicator at its centre and sits atop a multi-function LCD screen. Gear position indicator increases shifting precision and confidence, while also lending to the Z650L's sporty image. Tachometer offers three selectable display modes, allowing riders to tune their instrumentation to suit their preference. The tachometer also doubles as a shift up indicator, flashing at the set rpm. Riders can set the shift-up timing between 5,000 and 11,000 rpm in 500 rpm increments. The shift indicator function may also be turned OFF. LCD screen features a negative display (white letters on a black background), adding to the instrument cluster's sporty, modern appearance. In addition to the digital speedometer and gear position indicator, display functions include: odometer, dual trip meters, fuel gauge, remaining fuel range, current and average fuel consumption, coolant temperature, clock and the Economical Riding Indicator.
Type: Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke Parallel Twin
Displacement: 649 cm³
Bore and Stroke: 83 x 60 mm
Compression ratio: 10.8:1
Valve system: DOHC, 8 valves
Fuel system: Fuel injection: ø36 mm x 2 (Keihin)
Lubrication: Forced lubrication, semi-dry sump
Transmission: 6-speed, return
Final drive: Sealed Chain
Clutch: Wet multi-disc, manual
Type: Perimeter, high-tensile steel
Front: 120/70ZR17M/C (58W)
Rear: 160/60ZR17M/C (69W)
Front: 41mm telescopic fork
Rear: Offset laydown single-shock with adjustable preload
Front: Dual semi-floating 300 mm petal discs
Caliper: Dual piston with ABS
Rear: Single 220 mm petal disc
Caliper: Single-piston with ABS
Overall length: 2,055 mm
Overall width: 775 mm
Overall height: 1,080 mm
Wheelbase: 1,410 mm
Ground clearance: 130 mm
Seat height: 790 mm
Curb mass: 186 kg Includes full fuel tank
Fuel capacity: 15 litres
Maximum power: 37.8 kW (51 PS) / 8,000 rpm
Maximum torque: 59 N·m @ 6,500 rpm
Z650L Pearl Flat Stardust White / Metallic Spark Black
Z650L Metallic Flat Spark Black / Metallic Spark Black