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2020 Kawasaki Z650 revealed with new styling

Parichay Malvankar
Written by Parichay Malvankar

Kawasaki has revealed the 2020 Z650 motorcycle at the ongoing EICMA 2019 motorcycle show in Milan. The Z650 now gets updated styling, similar to the 2020 Z900 which was also revealed. Kawasaki will bring the new Z650 to India by mid-2020 and the pricing is expected to be revised with the added equipment. The Z650 now looks much more sportier than the outgoing model which was rebranded from the ER-6N.

The 2020 Kawasaki Z650 gets an all-new LED headlamp, same LED tail lamp, new headlamp bikini cowl, new front fly screen, new front fender, new colour display TFT speedometer cluster with a 10.9cm screen with bluetooth connectivity. The tank shrouds have also been reprofiled but apart from that, the bike remains similar to the outgoing model. The new speedometer cluster reveals data such as digital speed read out, digital tachometer, fuel gauge, shift light, Eco indicator, gear position indicator, clock and trip meter. GPS can also be used via this speedo cluster with smartphones connected.

For comfort, Kawasaki claims to have reworked the seat padding of the pillion seat. The seat now gets deeper and wider padding so the pillion is comfortable on longer rides.

The 2020 Z650 also has an update to the exhaust system to meet the emission norms. The bike now has a torque figure of 64 Nm, which is lesser than before. The bike also has a new airbox.

Other bits of the bike remains unchanged. The 2020 Kawasaki Z650 rides on the same trellis chassis and uses a telescopic front fork, rear monoshock, dual petal disc brakes at the front and a single disc at the rear coupled to a dual-channel ABS system. The 2020 Z650 will ride on Dunlop Sportmax Roadsport 2 tyres.

Kawasaki will offer 3 new body colours for the 2020 Z650 which include green, white and black shades.

The Z650 rivals the likes of Benelli TNT 600i, but the Benelli model is a 4-cylinder motorcycle while the Z650 has a parallel-twin engine.