2023 Kawasaki Z650 ABS Guide

2023 Kawasaki Z650 ABS
Contents: ReviewKey FeaturesFeatures & BenefitsSpecifications

2023 Kawasaki Z650 ABS 2023 Kawasaki Z650 ABS 2023 Kawasaki Z650 ABS 2023 Kawasaki Z650 ABS 2023 Kawasaki Z650 ABS

Contents: ReviewKey FeaturesFeatures & BenefitsSpecifications

2023 Kawasaki Z650 ABS: PERFORMANCE AND VERSATILITY.

Introducing the 2023 Kawasaki Z650 ABS…

Kawasaki has built a legacy of creating motorcycles that have unrivaled performance, excitement, and Sugomi™ styling, all of which are embodied in the new 2023 Z650 compact middleweight motorcycle. Known as one of the most well-balanced motorcycles in the Kawasaki lineup, the Z650 blends easy handling with optimal engine and chassis performance that is a winning package whether it’s a daily commute or an afternoon spent on backroads.

Aggressive meets supernaked with this ideal blend of sporty performance and everyday versatility. Featuring next-level technology and a strong 649cc engine, the Z650 naked sportbike is a compact middleweight without equal.

For 2023, the Z650 receives Kawasaki TRaction Control (KTRC), Kawasaki’s advanced traction control system that provides both enhanced sport riding performance and the peace of mind under certain conditions to negotiate low-traction surfaces with confidence. The system looks at a number of parameters to get an accurate, real-time picture and allows riders to select between two modes to suit their riding situation and preference. Mode 1 is the least intrusive, helping to manage traction during cornering and designed with sport riding in mind. This mode facilitates acceleration out of corners by maximizing forward drive from the rear wheel. In Mode 2, intervention occurs earlier, meaning when excessive wheel spin is detected the engine output is reduced to allow grip to be regained. This helps riders navigate wet pavement or bad stretches of road. Additionally, riders may elect to turn the system off.

A 649cc parallel-twin engine that matches perfectly to its sporty lightweight chassis powers the Z650. Its 4.3” all-digital TFT color instrumentation gives the cockpit of the motorcycle a high-tech, high-grade appearance, offering full-color display features and great visibility. The Z650’s sharp Sugomi styling is bold in appearance and includes LED headlights. A thick and wide urethane passenger seat provides the comfort necessary when riding with a passenger. Thanks to Smartphone Connectivity through RIDEOLOGY THE APP*, a number of functions can be accessed, logged, and reviewed contributing to an enhanced motorcycling experience.

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

Striking Sugomi styling, easy control and accessible power invoke the Kawasaki Z spirit. Full
Led lights (new), KTRC Traction Control (new) and the color TFT display deliver the
latest tech. The Z650 will energize your senses and inspire your every ride.

 

 

2023 Kawasaki Z650 ABS KRT Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

  • TWIN-CYLINDER ENGINE DELIVERS STONG, SMOOTH AND RESPONSIVE POWER
  • ASSIST AND SLIPPER CLUTCH PROVIDES LIGHT FEEL, EASY OPERATION
  • LIGHTWEIGHT TRELLIS FRAME
  • HORIZONTAL BACK-LINK REAR SUSPENSION SYSTEM
  • LED HEADLIGHT
  • TFT COLOR INSTRUMENTATION
  • SMARTPHONE CONNECTIVITY WITH RIDEOLOGY THE APP

NEW for 2023

2-Mode Kawasaki Traction Control (KTRC) (KP)
• Kawasaki’s advanced traction control system provides both enhanced sport riding performance and reassurance under certain conditions to allow riders to negotiate low-traction surfaces with confidence.
Two modes allow riders to adjust settings to suit the riding situation and rider preference.
– Mode 1, the least intrusive, helps to manage traction during cornering. Designed with sport riding in mind, it facilitates acceleration out of corners by maximizing forward drive from the rear wheel.
– In Mode 2, intervention occurs earlier. When excessive wheel spin is detected, engine output is reduced to allow grip to be regained, effectively enabling riders to negotiate both short, challenging patches (train tracks or manhole covers) and extended stretches of bad roads (wet pavement,
cobblestone, gravel) with confidence.
– A switch on the left switch housing gives the rider the option to turn the system off. KTRC is always on when the engine is started.

 

2023 KAWASAKI Z FAMILY MOTORCYCLE LINEUP A TRUE SUPERNAKED EXPERIENCE

For 2023, Kawasaki welcomes the return of its iconic Z Family line of naked motorcycles, which includes several supernaked, retro sport, and mini naked models. Z models set to hit dealerships this fall include an updated Z650 and Z650 ABS with Kawasaki TRaction Control (KTRC) as well as the Z650RS, Z900 ABS, Z900 SE, and Z125 PRO

 

 

 

2023 Kawasaki Z650 ABS KRT Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

ENGINE
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 to boost top-end power while the sleek muffler’s internal construction 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. 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 back-torque, such as when too low of gear is selected, the Slipper function allows some clutch slippage to help prevent engine lockup and stalling, and rear-wheel hop.
• 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.

6-Speed Transmission
• Cassette-style transmission puts the transmission shafts and shift drum into a compact layout which helps reduce overall engine size.
• Positive Neutral Finder is a Kawasaki exclusive user-friendly feature that allows the rider to easily shift from first gear and only into neutral when the bike is at stop.

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.

Frame
• High-tensile steel trellis frame has optimized dimensions and wall thicknesses to reduce frame weight and contribute to extremely light handling.
• Frame components are arranged 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 further contribute to weight reduction.

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.

CHASSIS
Wheels and Tires
• Sporty five-spoke wheel design helps provide a light, nimble appearance.
• Dunlop Sportmax Roadsport 2 tires contribute to light handling.

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

Strong Sugomi Styling
A sharp, compact cowl and muscular looking radiator shrouds give the Z650 a strong sugomi presence. 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.
• A compact LED headlight is complemented by a centrally located LED position lamp. Sharp edges emphasize the design of the headlight.
• Sharp, compact cowl has a distinct two-piece design that positions the colored pieces high to create a light appearance. The sharp chin spoiler,
meter cover and forward-slanting lines of the cowl contribute to the sugomi design.
• Wide radiator shrouds provide the impression of muscular shoulders, adding to the Z650’s fierce appearance, while their functional design
adds to the sharp looks.
• Sharp front fender design and compact, upswept tail cowl contribute to the dynamic, sporty image.
• LED taillight lights up in a Z shape.

TFT Color Instrumentation
• All-digital 4.3-inch TFT (thin-film transistor) color instrumentation gives the cockpit a high-tech, high-grade appearance.
• TFT delivers a high level of visibility. The screen’s background color is selectable (black or white), and screen brightness adjusts automatically to suit available light.
• Display functions include: digital speedometer, digital barstyle tachometer, gear position indicator, shift lamp, fuel gauge, odometer, dual trip meters, current and average fuel consumption, remaining range, average speed, total time, coolant temperature, clock, battery voltage, Kawasaki service reminder, oil change reminder and the Kawasaki Economical Riding Indicator.
• Bluetooth chip allows connection to smartphone and RIDEOLOGY THE APP.

RIDEOLOGY THE APP Smartphone Connectivity†
† Do not operate smartphone while riding
• A Bluetooth® chip built into the instrument panel enables riders to connect to their motorcycle wirelessly. Using the smartphone application “RIDEOLOGY THE APP,” a number of instrument functions can be accessed, contributing to an enhanced motorcycling experience.
Available functions:
– Vehicle Info: information such as fuel level, mileage, maintenance schedule, etc can be viewed via the smartphone.
– Riding Log: GPS route information as well as vehicle running information can be logged and viewed via the smartphone.
– Telephone notices: when a call or mail is received by the smartphone, it is indicated on the instrument display.
– General Settings: general instrument display settings (such as preferred units, date, date format, etc) can be adjusted via the smartphone.
• Once vehicle information has been downloaded to the app, it can be viewed on the smartphone. Available information includes: mileage, trip A, trip B, fuel level, remaining range, average gas mileage, average speed, max lean angle (right/left), battery voltage, Kawasaki service reminder, oil change
reminder, etc.
• Detailed riding logs including GPS information and vehicle running information can be recorded. While riding, the app tracks vehicle speed, rpm, gear position, throttle position, front brake fluid pressure, acceleration/deceleration, current mileage, and coolant temperature from moment to moment. Once the riding log has been paired, riders can review these items in a graphic-style display at any point along the route. The app can also display a ride summary, with information that may include: route travelled, total distance, total time, gas mileage (best/average), speed (best/average), max lean angle (right/left), etc. For either display mode, riders can select which items are displayed, and can arrange them in their preferred order.
• When riding with the app ON the bike and smartphone are always connected. When the engine is turned off, the latest riding information stored by the app may be viewed on the smartphone. Any vehicle setting changes made via the app while the engine is off, or while out of range, will be uploaded when the ignition is turned on and the smartphone is in range with the app ON. General settings can only be updated via the app when the bike and smartphone are connected.

KTRC (Kawasaki TRaction Control)
Kawasaki’s advanced traction control system provides both enhanced sport riding performance and the peace of mind under certain conditions to negotiate low-traction surfaces with confidence. Two modes allow riders to adjust settings to suit the riding situation and rider preference. Riders may also elect to turn the system OFF. For 35 kW kit models, KTRC offers one mode (plus OFF).

Cleaner Emissions
A number of changes to the intake and exhaust system components were made to ensure that Euro4 emissions regulations are cleared, and offer an increase in mid-range torque while maintaining the power of the previous model.

New Tyres: Lighter Handling
New Dunlop Sportmax Roadsport 2 tyres contribute to lighter handling.

Increased Passenger Comfort
Rear seat with thicker urethane (approximately 5 mm thicker at the centre, 10 mm thicker at the sides) and wider sides offers increased passenger comfort.

TFT Colour Instrumentation
The new alldigital TFT colour instrumentation – a Kawasaki first in the 650cc class – gives the cockpit a high-tech, highgrade appearance. The new meter also offers additional features unavailable on the previous model.

Sharper Headlamp Cowl
The headlamp cowl became sharper and more compact, with a two-piece design (distinct from that of the three-piece Z900 cowl) that positions coloured pieces higher to create a light image. The sharp chin spoiler, new meter cover, and more forward-slanting lines contribute to the sugomi design.

Smartphone Connectivity
A Bluetooth chip built into the instrument panel enables riders to connect to their motorcycle wirelessly. Using the smartphone application “RIDEOLOGY THE APP,” a number of instrument functions can be accessed, contributing to an enhanced motorcycling experience.

Stronger Sugomi Presence
With a sharper, more compact cowl and more muscular radiator shrouds, the new Z650 boasts a stronger sugomi presence.

 

 

 

 

2023 Kawasaki Z650 ABS KRT – Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $8,249 USD
Canada MSRP Price: $9,499 CDN
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £7499 GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)

Engine Type 4-Stroke, Liquid-Cooled, DOHC, 4 Valve Cylinder Head, Parallel Twin
Displacement 649 cc
Bore & Stroke 83.0 x 60.0 mm
Maximum Torque 48.5 lb-ft @ 6,500 rpm
Compression Ratio 10.8:1
Fuel Injection DFI® with Keihin 36mm Throttle Bodies (2)
Transmission 6-Speed with Positive Neutral Finder
Final Drive Sealed Chain
Rake/Trail 24.0°/3.9 in.
Front Wheel Travel 4.9 in.
Rear Wheel Travel 5.1 in.
Front Tire Size 120/70-17
Rear Tire Size 160/60-17
Wheelbase 55.5 in.
Front Suspension 41mm Hydraulic Telescopic Fork
Rear Suspension Horizontal Back-Link with Adjustable Preload
Front Brake Type Dual 300mm Petal Disc with 2-Piston Caliper
Rear Brake Type Single 220mm Petal Disc
Fuel Tank Capacity 4.0 gal.
Seat Height 30.9 in.
Curb Weight= 406 / 410 (ABS) lb.
Warranty 12 months
Kawasaki Protection Plus™ 12, 24, 36 or 48 months
(Specifications subject to change without notice.)
= = Includes all necessary materials and fluids to operate correctly, full tank of fuel (more than 90% of capacity) and tool kit (if supplied).
When equipped, 50-state models with evaporative emissions equipment adds approximately 2.2 pounds.
Ask about the Riders of Kawasaki (ROK) Club and the Good Times™ Credit Plan.
(KP) = See Kaw-Pedia section for more details.
* = Changes from previous model year.
** = Also available as a 50-state model with the last character ending in “L”

 

 

 

2023 Kawasaki Z650 ABS KRT – Totalmotorcycle.com  Canadian Specifications/Technical Details

POWER
Engine 649cc, liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, DOHC 8-valve parallel twin
Bore x Stroke 83.0 x 60.0 mm
Compression Ratio 10.8:1
Fuel System Fuel injection: ø36 mm x 2 with dual throttle valves
Ignition Digital
Starting Electric
Lubrication Forced lubrication, semi-dry sump
Transmission 6-speed, return
Clutch Wet multi-disc, manual
Final Drive Chain

PERFORMANCE
Frame Trellis, high-tensile steel
Front Suspension / Wheel Travel ø41 mm telescopic fork / 125 mm (4.9 in)
Rear Suspension / Wheel Travel Horizontal Back-link, single-shock with adjustable spring preload / 130 mm (5.1 in)
Rake / Trail 24.0° / 100 mm
Steering Angle (L/R) 35° / 35°
Front Tire 120/70ZR17M/C (58W)
Rear Tire 160/60ZR17M/C (69W)
Front Brakes Dual semi-floating ø300 mm petal discs with dual-piston calipers
Rear Brake ø220 mm petal disc with single-piston caliper

DETAILS
Dimensions (L x W x H) 2,055 x 765 x 1,065 mm (80.9 x 30.1 x 41.9 in)
Wheelbase 1,410 mm (55.5 in)
Road Clearance 130 mm (5.1 in)
Seat Height 790 mm (31.1 in)
Curb Mass** 187 kg (412 lb)
Fuel Capacity 15 litres
Instrumentation Full-colour TFT screen with digital speedometer, digital bar-style tachometer, gear position indicator, shift lamp, fuel gauge, odometer, dual trip meters, current and average fuel consumption, remaining range, average speed, total time, coolant temperature, clock, battery voltage, Kawasaki service reminder, oil change reminder, and Economical Riding Indicator
Warranty 12 months
Kawasaki Protection Plus 12 / 24 / 36 / 48 months

 

 

 

 

2023 Kawasaki Z650 ABS KRT – Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details

Engine
Engine typeLiquid-cooled, 4-stroke Parallel Twin
Displacement649 cm³
Bore x stroke83 x 60 mm
Compression ratio10.8:1
Valve systemDOHC, 8 valves
Fuel systemFuel injection: Ø 36 mm x 2 with dual throttle valves
Starting SystemElectric
LubricationForced lubrication, semi‑dry sump
Gear Performance & Transmission
Maximum power50.2 kW {68 PS} / 8,000 rpm
Fuel consumption4.3 l/100 km
CO2 emission107 g/km
Maximum torque64 N•m {6.5 kgf•m} / 6,700 rpm
Fuel consumption 35 kW kit4.5 l/100 km
CO2 emission 35 kW kit107 g/km
Transmission6-speed
Final driveSealed chain
Primary Reduction Ratio2.095 (88/42)
Gear Ratios 1st2.438 (39/16)
Gear Ratios 2nd1.714 (36/21)
Gear Ratios 3rd1.333 (32/24)
Gear Ratios 4th1.111 (30/27)
Gear Ratios 5th0.966 (28/29)
Gear Ratios 6th0.852 (23/27)
ClutchWet multi-disc, manual
Suspensions Brakes & Suspension
Brakes, frontDual semi-floating 300 mm petal discs. Caliper: Dual piston
Brakes, rearSingle 220 mm petal disc. Caliper: Single-piston
Suspension, front41 mm telescopic fork
Suspension, rearHorizontal Back-link with preload adjustment
Dimensions Frame & Dimensions
Frame typeTrellis, high-tensile steel
Trail100 mm
Wheel travel front125 mm
Wheel travel rear130 mm
Tyre, front120/70ZR17M/C (58W)
Tyre, rear160/60ZR17M/C (69W)
L x W x H2,055 x 765 x 1,065 mm
Wheelbase1,410 mm
Ground clearance130 mm
Fuel capacity15 litres
Seat height790 mm
Curb mass188 kg

 

 

 

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