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The Z650 is back in Kawasaki's lineup, but it looks a lot different from last time we saw it. The old Z650 was an air-cooled inline four, the little brother to the Z1 900. The new Z650 is a replacement for the ER-6n, a naked bike with the same liquid-cooled parallel twin Kawasaki has been using for mid-size machines for several years now. It's a nice little machine, with assist/slipper clutch as standard, and it's down on weight from the outgoing model too.
This is the ABS version, priced $400 higher.
New for 2017
Liquid-cooled, parallel twin, DOHC, eight valves
67.3 HP (50.2 kW)
48.7 lb.-ft. (66 Nm.)
Seat Height, std
790 mm (31.1 in.)
1410 mm (55.5 in.)
15 litres (4 USG)
Dual 300 mm discs with two-piston caliper
Single 220 mm disc
Antilock Brakes (ABS)
41 mm telescopic fork
Single shock, preload adjustable
Metallic Flat Spark Black/Metallic Spark Black, Pearl Flat Stardust White/Metallic Spark Black
12 months, unlimited mileage