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2023 Kawasaki Z650 gets Traction Control, Full-LED lighting and new colors in Europe


Kawasaki has launched the 2023 Z650 in Europe, its 650cc ‘naked’ motorcycle, which arrives equipped with Traction Control, Full-LED lighting and new colors, to continue being a great option in the medium displacement category.

Now the 2023 Z650 (as well as its sporty ‘sister’ 2023 Ninja 650) has received KTRC traction control with three settings, namely ‘mode 1’, ‘mode 2’ and ‘mode off’.

According to the company, ‘mode 1’ helps manage cornering traction control, making it easier to drive while controlling wheel spin. In ‘mode 2’, traction control intervention occurs earlier and is suitable for challenging riding conditions such as poorly paved roads, wet manhole covers and cobblestones. Finally, the ‘off mode’ is completely switched off, offering sportier riding.

The other novelty in the model is the Full-LED lighting, including the turn signals that, before, did not have this technology, offering more lighting, durability and safety.

2023 kawasaki z650

Finally, the 2023 Z650 has gained new colors and graphics and is now available in Metallic Spark Black/Metallic Flat Spark Black, Metallic Phantom Silver/Metallic Carbon Gray, Metallic Matte Graphenesteel Gray/Ebony.

How is the Z650

The current 2023 Z650 won, in 2021, a new, more aggressive design, mainly in the front optical set, which became LED and was very similar to its bigger ‘sister’, Z900, and the smaller, Z400.

In addition, it also received a seat with more foam, both in thickness and in width, offering greater comfort (for both the pilot and the passenger).

The panel is fully digital in 4.3-inch color TFT, and is connected to a Smartphone via Bluetooth, in addition to offering two background colors (black or white) and four levels of light intensity.

Another improvement was the adoption of Dunlop Sportmax Roadsport 2 tires, which increase grip in both dry and wet conditions.

2023 kawasaki z650

Finally, the engine is the 649 cm³ Parallel Twin with liquid cooling, capable of generating up to 50.2 kW (68 HP) of maximum power at 8,000 rpm, and 64 Nm (6.5 kgfm) of torque at 6,700 rpm. The gearbox is 6-speed and has an assist and slipper clutch.

The 2023 Kawasaki Z650 retails in the UK for from £7,399 (including VAT at 20%, delivery to the dealer and preparation of the motorcycle).

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