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2018 Z650 Kawasaki Sports Bike Price Review Specs

The Kawasaki Naked models are very famous all over the world, and its 2018 Z650 Kawasaki Sports Bike is very famous since its launch. It is one of the compact and middleweight bikes of Z-lineup of Kawasaki. The overall appearance of the bike is kept aggressive and super naked Z-styling that gives an idea of sporty performance with everyday versatility. It is the top-ranked bike due to its lightweight and easy to maneuver chassis characteristics. This model is available in Metallic Matte Covert Green/Metallic Flat Spark Black and Metallic Spark Black/ Metallic Flat Spark Black. The full review of 2018 Z650 Kawasaki Sports Bike with its price and specifications are given below.

2018 Z650 Kawasaki Sports Bike – Features and Price

2018 Z650 Kawasaki Sports Bike

Engine Features

This Kawasaki Z650 features the compact 649 cc Twin cylinder DOHC engine, which provides smooth and robust power. It is very famous, especially in the low-to-mid-range thanks to its rider-friendly power characteristics. It helps the rider to facilitate control and it inspires confidence over the broader range of riding conditions.

The engine consists up of a fully assist and slipper clutch, and it uses the rotational forces of the clutch hub and new pressure plate. The clutch is forced together during acceleration so that fewer and lighter clutch springs care be used for the lighter feel at its lever. When the back-torque and when a too low gear is selected, the slipper function lets the clutch slippage to help prevent the engine from lock-up and stalling and rear-wheel hop. The engine consists up of 6-speed transmission that contains the linkage-type gear shit mechanism that offers the direct feeling for best shifting.

The engine comprises up of 36 mm of Keihin throttle bodies the help in delivering the stronger low-to-mid-power. However, it also contains dual throttle valves (KP) for better performance and reliability. The sub throttles are positioned behind the main throttle valves, and they are controlled by ECU so that the DFI system contains the precise throttle response. An accurate fuel delivery through fine atomizing injectors with exhaust catalyzer reduces the overall emission.

2018 Z650 Kawasaki Sports Bike

Chassis Features

The high-tensile steel trellis frame contains an optimized dimension with wall thickness that reduces frame weight. The frame components follow an ideal pipeline so that the structure is as straight as possible. The engine is fixed with the frame at three points while the footpegs stays are being used as stressed members to contribute to the overall weight reduction.

The horizontal back-line linkage in the rear suspension is placed atop the swingarm that helps in making room for an under-engine muffler for best mass centralization. The rear shock is kept away from its exhaust so that its operation will not be affected by exhaust heat. The latest gull-wing swingarm allows for clearance for muffler while contributing significantly in the light and natural handling.

The ABS comes as standard that helps in assisting braking under certain conditions, plus it also contains the small Bosch 9.1M control unit that saves space and weight. The Nissin braking calipers have been designed by taking inspiration from the sporty design, and it includes front and rear brake specific pads. The front offers a sharp initial bite while the rear provides optimum control and a high overall braking force. The sporty five-spoke wheel design helps in delivering light and graceful appearance, which comes with Dunlop Sportmax D214 tires for better performance and fuel mileage.

2018 Z650 Kawasaki Sports Bike

Instrumentation and Ergonomics

The stacked instrument cluster contains and easy to read layout. Its high tech analog tachometer number on its brushed-aluminum panel are indicated with sweeping LCD needles presenting modern and high-tech look. It is equipped with the shift-up indicators that flash the tachometer whenever the user-selected the shift point. The gear position indicator helps riders in assessing transmission gear selected at a glance.

The Distinctive Z-styling of the 2018 Z650 Kawasaki Sports Bike makes it a distinctive member, among other bikes. It contains the Sugomi design that means an intense aura or energy given off by a person. Its headlight cowl and meter visor help in offering the slim and slowing lines from the top of its fuel tank. The engine has a sharp shape with a minimal overhang that adds to the flowing design while it contributes to the brief and lightweight look.

2018 Z650 Kawasaki Sports Bike – Price

The Z650 is available at two different prices, i.e. Non-ABS is available at $6,999 while the bike with ABS supported comes with the tag of $7,399.

2018 Z650 Kawasaki Sports Bike

2018 Z650 Kawasaki Sports Bike – Technical Specifications


Engine 4-stroke, 2-cylinder, DOHC, water-cooled
Displacement 649cc
Bore x Stroke 83 mm x 60 mm
Compression ratio 10.8:1
Fuel System DFI® with Keihin 36mm Keihin throttle bodies
Ignition TCBI with electronic advance
Transmission 6-speed, return shift
Final Drive Sealed chain

Check out the latest engine accessories of Kawasaki Z650.

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2018 Z650 Kawasaki Sports Bike Specs


Front Suspension / Wheel Travel Telescopic fork/4.9 inches
Rear Suspension / Wheel Travel Horizontal back-link with adjustable preload, swingarm/5.1 inches
Front Tire 120/70 ZR17 Dunlop Sportmax D214F Sportmax
Rear Tire 160/60 ZR17 Dunlop Sportmax D214
Front Brakes Dual 300 mm petal-type rotors with two-piston calipers, ABS
Rear Brakes Single 220 mm petal-style disc, ABS

Check out some of the chassis accessories as well.

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2018 Z650 Kawasaki Sports Bike Specs


Frame Type Trellis, high tensile steel
Rake/Trail 24.0°/3.9 inches
Overall Length 81.3 inches
Overall Width 30.5 inches
Overall Height 42.5 inches
Ground Clearance 5.1 inches
Seat Height 30.9 inches
Curb Weight 410.1 lb
Fuel Capacity 4.0 gallons
Wheelbase 55.5 inches
Color Choices Metallic Spark Black/Metallic Flat Spark Black, Metallic Matte Covert Green/Metallic Flat Spark Black
Warranty 12 Month Limited Warranty
Kawasaki Protection Plus™ (optional) 12, 24, 26 or 48 months

Normally, experts recommend the use of safety gears during ride.

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2018 Z650 Kawasaki Sports Bike Specs


The 2018 Z650 Kawasaki Sports Motorcycle is an impressive sports bike that comes with a lot of remarkable features. Its high performing engine with fully customized chassis makes the overall ride full of fun. The overall appearance is kept aggressive and stylish. The seat design ensures an ultimate riding pleasure. The latest suspension and braking system has been optimized to provide the best performance under all conditions.

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