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Kawasaki launches Z650RS 50th Anniversary Edition in India at INR 6.79 lakh

Written by Akhil Dalvi

Renowned Japanese two-wheeler manufacturer Kawasaki has launched the 50th Anniversary Z650RS in India, priced at INR 6.79 lakh (ex-showroom). Kawasaki unveiled the 50th-anniversary editions of its Z650 and Z900 series for international markets on 8th January 2022. The new Z650RS 50th Anniversary costs INR 5,000 more than its standard counterpart, thanks to unique yet exclusive details. However, in terms of engine, hardware, and features, the 50th Anniversary edition bike remains identical to the standard Z650RS.

2022 Kawasaki Z650RS 50th Anniversary edition: Design Highlights 

The new Z650RS 50th Anniversary edition features a brand new, striking Firecracker Red paint scheme along with other exclusive details. Kawasaki has retained the retro look of the bike but offers new Gold-coloured wheels and a new gloss black frame. The motorcycle manufacturer has also ensured to offer a commemorative “Z 50th” logo on the top of the bike’s fuel tank.

Kawasaki has also stated that it created the unique yet exclusive ‘Firecracker Red’ colour scheme via a unique painting process. The 2022 Z650RS features the candy colour across its bodywork and fuel tank, along with a rounded LED headlamp. Other bike details include the exclusive new seat, an accessory rear grab bar, and an LED tail lamp.

2022 Kawasaki Z650RS 50th Anniversary edition: Technical Specs Highlights 

Kawasaki has equipped the Z650RS with a 650cc, liquid-cooled, 4-stroke Parallel Twin Motor that develops 68 PS and 64 Nm. The 50th Anniversary edition of the bike retains the same 6-speed manual gearbox with a wet multi-disc clutch. For added comfort, the bike sports 41mm, inverted front forks with preload adjustability along with a Horizontal back-link, rear monoshock suspension.

To keep things lightweight, the Z650RS sports the innovative Trellis frame that weighs just 13.5 Kg for improved handling. With a 12-litre fuel tank, the Z650RS sports 17-inch wheels, a seat height of 800mm, and 125mm of ground clearance. The Z650RS also sports dual, semi-floating, 300mm front discs with dual-piston callipers and a single 220mm rear disc with a single-piston calliper. In terms of features, the Z650RS sports an analogue-style speedometer and tachometer along with a multi-functional LCD screen.

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