2019 Kawasaki Z650 ABS Guide

2019 Kawasaki Z650 ABS

2019 Kawasaki Z650 ABS 2019 Kawasaki Z650 ABS 2019 Kawasaki Z650 ABS


2019 Kawasaki Z650 ABS:

Aggressive, supernaked Z styling comes to life in an ideal blend of sporty performance and everyday versatility. Featuring a lightweight chassis and a strong torquey engine at its core, the new Z650 naked sportbike is a compact middleweight unlike any other. With each ride, smooth power and nimble riding make the z650 incredibly fun and easy.


Parallel-twin 649cc engine
Lightweight trellis frame

The Z650 is a light, nimble middleweight supernaked motorcycle for discerning riders.




2019 Kawasaki Z650 ABS Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

• Lightweight chassis
• Adaptable upright riding position
• Sporty front cowl
• Low seat height




2019 Kawasaki Z650 ABS Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

• Compact 649cc Twin-Cylinder, DOHC Engine
• Tuned to deliver strong, smooth and responsive power, especially in the low-to-mid-range, for rider-friendly power characteristics that facilitate control and inspire confidence over a wide range of riding conditions.
• Camshafts have short operating angle and valve overlap for optimum performance in the low-to-mid-range.
• Optimized intake port shape also helps boost low and midrange response and performance.
• Slim airbox contributes to low and mid-range power feeling and contributes to the overall slim design of the bike.
• Exhaust system has a short header and the sleek muffler’s internal construction further enhances low-to-mid-range power delivery.
• Muffler is mounted below the engine to help lower the center of gravity and aid weight centralization.
• Kawasaki Air Management System(KP) (KAMS) radiator fan cover helps direct hot engine air down to the ground and away from the rider.
• Compact parallel twin engine helps reduce the dimensions of the entire motorcycle to keep it small and nimble.
• Triangular crank and transmission shaft layout makes the engine very short from front to back, a semi-dry sump(KP) oil system reduces overall engine height, while the narrow pitch of the chrome composite(KP) plated aluminum cylinders helps reduce engine width.
• 180-degree crankshaft plus balancer shaft for extremely smooth engine operation.
• Oil jets in the connecting rod big ends spray oil on the undersides of the pistons to aid cooling.

Digital Fuel Injection(KP)
• 36mm Keihin throttle bodies contribute to the strong low-to-mid-range power and feature dual throttle valves(KP) for optimum performance and rideability. The sub throttles, located behind the main throttle valves, are controlled by the ECU so that the DFI® system has precise throttle response.
• Precise fuel delivery through the fine atomizing injectors plus exhaust catalyzer significantly reduce emissions.
• Automatic fast idle system makes starting and warm-up easy.

Assist & Slipper Clutch
• Using the rotational forces of the clutch hub and pressure plate, the clutch is forced together during acceleration (Assist function) so that fewer and lighter clutch springs can be used for a lighter feel at the lever. During high backtorque, such as when too low of gear is selected, the Slipper function allows some clutch slippage to help prevent engine lock-up and stalling, and rear-wheel hop.

6-Speed Transmission
• Linkage-type gear shift mechanism provides a direct feeling for more positive shifts.
• Cassette-style transmission puts the transmission shafts and shift drum into a compact layout.
• Positive Neutral Finder, a Kawasaki exclusive user-friendly feature that allows the rider to easily shift from first gear into neutral when the bike is at stop.

• High-tensile steel trellis frame has optimized dimensions and wall thicknesses to reduce frame weight and contribute to extremely light handling.
• Frame components follow the ideal pipe line so that the lines of the frame are as straight as possible. When bends were necessary their angles were as small as possible, resulting in a design that disperses stress extremely well.
• Three-point rigidly mounted engine and footpeg stays are used as stressed members to contribute to weight reduction.

Horizontal Back-link Rear Suspension
• The linkage is placed atop the swingarm and helps make room for the under-engine muffler for better mass centralization.
• Rear shock is further away from the exhaust so that its operation will not be affected by exhaust heat.
• Gull-wing swingarm also allows clearance for the muffler while contributing to light, natural handling.

Triple Petal Design Brake Discs
• Available Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) helps assist braking under certain conditions and features a small Bosch 9.1M control unit to save space and weight.
• Nissin brake calipers have a sporty image and contain front and rear brake specific pads; the front providing strong initial bite and the rear offering optimum control and high overall brake force.
• Front brake calipers have large 27mm pistons for excellent brake feel.
• Petal design offers improved cooling and warp resistance.

Wheels and Tires
• Sporty five-spoke wheel design helps provide a light, nimble appearance.
• Equipped with Dunlop Sportmax D214 tires for excellent performance and better fuel mileage.

Streetfighter Cockpit
• Slightly-forward handlebar position provides sport riding potential.
• Low, forward footpeg placement helps keep the rider’s knees open for increased comfort and ease of operation.
• The fuel tank is positioned relatively low on the chassis and its slim design helps riders to reach the ground and inspire confidence. A resin design fuel cap eliminates the presence of mounting bolts for a more stylish design.
• The seat is slim at the front to further facilitate the rider’s reach to the ground.
• Rubber-mounted handlebar reduces vibration.
• Five-way adjustable brake and clutch levers accommodate a variety of hand sizes for increased comfort.

High-Tech Instrumentation
• Stacked instrument cluster features an easy-to-readlayout.
• Analog tachometer numbers on a brushed-aluminum panel are indicated with sweeping LCD needles to provide a modern, high-tech look.
• Equipped with a shift-up indicator that flashes the tachometer when the user-selected shift point is reached.
• Gear position indicator helps riders asses transmission gear selected at a glance.
• LCD display with white letters on a black background for speedometer, odometer/tripmeters, clock, fuel level, fuel consumption, external and coolant temperature, and Economical Riding Indicator(KP).

Distinctive Z Styling
• The Z650 carries on the sugomi styling of the recent Kawasaki Z series. Sugomi describes the intense aura or energy given off by a person or object of greatness and felt by the viewer. Someone, or something, possessing sugomi inspires awe, leaves an indelible impression, is daunting in stature or ability, and commands respect.
• Headlight cowl and meter visor help form a slim, flowing line from the top of the fuel tank for an aggressive appearance.
• Engine shrouds have a sharp shape with minimal overhang add to the flowing design while contributing to a condensed, lightweight look.
• Sharp front fender design and compact, upswept tail cowl contribute to the dynamic, sporty image.
• LED taillight lights up in a Z shape.



2019 Kawasaki Z650 ABS – Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $7399 USD
Canada MSRP Price: $7999 CDN
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £ GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)
Australia MSRP Price: See Dealer for Pricing in AU



4-stroke, 2-cylinder, DOHC, water-cooled



Bore x Stroke

83.0 x 60.0mm

Compression Ratio


Maximum Torque

48.5 lb-ft @ 6,500 rpm

Fuel System

DFI® with Keihin 36mm Keihin throttle bodies


TCBI with electronic advance


6-speed, return shift

Final Drive

Sealed chain


Front Suspension / Wheel Travel

Telescopic fork/4.9 in

Rear Suspension / Wheel Travel

Horizontal back-link with adjustable preload, swingarm/5.1 in

Front Tire

120/70 ZR17 Dunlop Sportmax D214F Sportmax

Rear Tire

160/60 ZR17 Dunlop Sportmax D214

Front Brakes

Dual 300mm petal-type rotors with two-piston calipers, ABS

Rear Brakes

Single 220mm petal-style disc, ABS


Frame Type

Trellis, high tensile steel


24.0°/3.9 in

Overall Length

81.3 in

Overall Width

30.5 in

Overall Height

42.5 in

Ground Clearance

5.1 in

Seat Height

30.9 in

Curb Weight

410.1 lb**

Fuel Capacity

4.0 gal


55.5 in

Color Choices

Metallic Flat Spark Black/Metallic Spark Black, Stormcloud Blue/Pearl Storm Gray/Metallic Flat Spark Black


12 Month Limited Warranty

Kawasaki Protection Plus™ (optional)

12, 24, 26 or 48 months






2019 Kawasaki Z650 ABS – Totalmotorcycle.com Canada Specifications/Technical Details


Displacement 649cc
Type 4-stroke, Parallel Twin
Bore and stroke 83.0 x 60.0 mm
Cooling Liquid
Compression ratio 10.8:1
Valve system DOHC, 8 valves
Fuel system 36 mm x 2 with dual throttle valves
Ignition Digital
Lubrication Forced lubrication (semi-dry sump)


Front: type Dual semi-floating 300 mm petal discs
Front: calipers Dual piston
Rear: type Single 220 mm petal disc
Rear: calipers Single-piston


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
Fuel capacity 15 litres (3.5 gal.)


Transmission 6-speed, return
Final drive Chain
Primary reduction ratio 2.095 (88/42)
Gear ratio: 1st 2.438 (39/16)
Gear ratio: 2nd 1.714 (36/21)
Gear ratio: 3rd 1.333 (32/24)
Gear ratio: 4th 1.111 (30/27)
Gear ratio: 5th 0.966 (28/29)
Gear ratio: 6th 0.852 (23/27)
Final reduction ratio 3.067 (46/15)
Clutch Wet multi-disc, manual


Type Trellis, high-tensile steel
Wheel travel: front 125 mm (4.9 in.)
Tire: front 120/70ZR17M/C (58W)
Wheel travel: rear 130 mm (5.1 in.)
Tire: rear 160/60ZR17M/C (69W)
Caster (rake) 24.0º
Trail 110 mm (4.3 in.)
Steering angle (left/right) 35º / 35º


Maximum Power 50.2 kW {68 PS} / 8,000 rpm
Maximum Torque 66 N.m {6.7 kgf.m} / 6,500 rpm


Suspension, front 41 mm telescopic fork
Suspension, rear Horizontal Back-link with adjustable preload


Warranty 12 months warranty



* The Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price does not include freight, pre-delivery inspection or applicable taxes. The final price is at the discretion of the dealer. Prices and Specifications are subject to change without prior notice. The amount indicated as “Your price” may include an optional instant Mega Cash credit that is deducted from the manufacturer’s suggested retail price before taxes. This promotion is time limited and certain conditions will apply. See your dealer for complete details. Offer not available on financed purchases and cannot be combined with any other special offers. The final price is at the discretion of the dealer. Prices and Specifications are subject to change without prior notice.

** Includes all necessary materials and fluids to operate correctly, full tank of fuel (more than 90% of capacity) and tool kit (if supplied)

‡ Power / Torque figures measured at the crankshaft.

The specifications mentioned here apply to and have been achieved by production models under standard operating conditions. We intend only to give a fair description of the vehicle and its performance capabilities but these specifications may not apply to every machine supplied for sale. Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. reserves the right to alter specifications without prior notice. Equipment illustrated and specifications may vary to meet individual markets. Available colours may vary by market.




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