Kawasaki’s 650cc-class twins come in a wide range of shapes and styles – from full-cowling Ninja sports and Z Supernaked models, to Versys adventure-style and Vulcan cruiser-style machines. The newest member of the 650 club is the Z650RS, a retro sport model that combines timeless good looks inherited from the Z900RS with a compact, easy-handling package that riders will love to enjoy daily.
Like the Z900RS, the Z650RS tempts the eye with the timeless beauty of an orthodox motorcycle. Distinguishing the Z650RS from its big brother, a slim tank and a short, compact tail are expressions of light handling and an approachable character. Complementing its strong retro sport identity, modern and casual styling matches its everyday rideability.
The Z650RS’ fun and easy character can be attributed to an engine and chassis based on that of the highly acclaimed Z650. The responsive 649 cm3 Parallel Twin with robust low-end torque, combined with a lightweight chassis deliver rider-friendly power delivery and light, natural handing that promise to add a dose of fun to city outings and daily commutes. Factor in the more upright riding position that you would expect from a retro sport model, plus an easy reach to the ground, and riders will be looking for any excuse to head out for a ride.
Flexible and approachable, the stylishly casual new Z650RS retro sport model is another exciting option for riders looking for a rich motorcycle life.