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2022 Kawasaki Z650 gets new colors and graphics in the United States


Kawasaki launched in the United States the 2022 model of the Z650, its 650cc twin-cylinder ‘naked’ motorcycle, which arrives with new colors and graphics, but keeping the same mechanical set.

Now, it comes in the following colors: Metallic Spark Black/Metallic Flat Spark Black (Non-ABS version) and Pearl Robotic White/Metallic Matte Graphene Steel Gray (ABS version only) – this version has frame and details in red.

The 2022 Z650 MSRP price is $8,049 (ABS version) and $7,549 (Non-ABS version), with $430 for destination charge and $200 for freight and materials surcharge. According to the company, dealer sets the actual destination charge, so, your price may vary.

How is the Z650

In 2021, the Z650 gained a new, more aggressive design, especially in the front optics, which became LED and was very similar to its bigger ‘sister’, Z900, and the smaller, Z400.

Another improvement was a seat with more foam, both in thickness and in width, offering greater comfort (for both pilot and passenger).

In addition, the panel is now fully digital in 4.3-inch color TFT, with Smartphone connection via Bluetooth, and offers two background colors (black or white) and four levels of light intensity.

2022 kawasaki z650

Engine and chassis

The 2022 Z650 is equipped with a 649 cm³ liquid-cooled parallel 2-cylinder engine, capable of generating up to 68 HP of maximum power at 8,000 rpm, and 48.5 lb-ft / 65.7 Nm of torque at 6,500 rpm. The gearbox is 6-speed and has an assist and slipper clutch.

In addition, it is equipped with 41mm forks at the front and horizontal back-link with adjustable preload shock absorber at the rear, as well as 17-inch wheels equipped with tires measuring 120/70-17 at the front and 160/60-17 at the rear. The front brake has dual 300mm petal-style discs with two-piston calipers and ABS.

Finally, another improvement that the Z650 received in 2021 was the adoption of the new Dunlop Sportmax Roadsport 2 tires, which increase grip, both on dry and wet tracks.

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Marcelo Souza

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