2022 Kawasaki Z650RS
2022 Kawasaki Z650RS

Specs

General Information

Manufacturer
Kawasaki
Kawasaki
Model Year
2022
2022
Model
Z650RS
Z650RS
Model Code
ER650MNFAL
ER650MNFAL
Color
Metallic Moondust Gray / Ebony
Metallic Moondust Gray / Ebony

Brakes/Wheels/Tires

Brakes

Dual 300 mm petal-style discs with two-piston calipers, ABS

Single 220 mm petal-style disc, ABS

Dual 300 mm petal-style discs with two-piston calipers, ABS

Single 220 mm petal-style disc, ABS

Wheels
Spoke-style cast
Spoke-style cast
Tires

Front - 120 / 70 ZR17

Rear - 160 / 60 ZR17

Dunlop Sportmax Roadsport 2

Front - 120 / 70 ZR17

Rear - 160 / 60 ZR17

Dunlop Sportmax Roadsport 2

Dimensions

Length
Overall - 81.3 in.
Overall - 81.3 in.
Height
Overall - 43.9 in.
Overall - 43.9 in.
Width
Overall - 31.5 in.
Overall - 31.5 in.
Weight
Curb - 412.3 lb.
Curb - 412.3 lb.
Ground Clearance
4.9 in.
4.9 in.
Wheelbase
55.3 in.
55.3 in.
Seat Height
31.5 in.
31.5 in.

Drivetrain

Transmission
6-speed, return shift
6-speed, return shift
Final Drive
Sealed chain
Sealed chain

Electrical

Instrumentation

Dual-dial with multi-function LCD screen

Dual-dial with multi-function LCD screen

Lighting
Round LED headlight
Round LED headlight

Engine

Engine
4-stroke, DOHC
4-stroke, DOHC
Cooling
Liquid
Liquid
Cylinders
2
2
Displacement
649
649
Bore x Stroke
83 x 60 mm
83 x 60 mm
Torque
Maximum - 48.5 ft. lb. @ 6,500 rpm
Maximum - 48.5 ft. lb. @ 6,500 rpm
Compression Ratio
10.8:1
10.8:1
Clutch
Assist & Slipper
Assist & Slipper
Fuel System

DFI® with Keihin 36 mm throttle bodies

Dual Throttle Valves

DFI® with Keihin 36 mm throttle bodies

Dual Throttle Valves

Ignition
TCBI with electronic advance
TCBI with electronic advance
Fuel Capacity
4 gal.
4 gal.

Operational

Frame
Trellis, high tensile steel
Trellis, high tensile steel
Front Suspension

Telescopic fork

Travel - 4.9 in

Telescopic fork

Travel - 4.9 in

Rear Suspension

Horizontal back-link with adjustable spring preload

Travel - 5.1 in.

Horizontal back-link with adjustable spring preload

Travel - 5.1 in.

Rake
24°
24°
Trail
3.9 in.
3.9 in.

Other

Additional Colors

Candy Emerald Green

Metallic Moondust Gray / Ebony

Candy Emerald Green

Metallic Moondust Gray / Ebony

Includes

Parallel twin engine tuned for low-mid range power & torque

Slim design and low seat height

Compact, horizontal tail

Relaxed retro-style riding position

Parallel twin engine tuned for low-mid range power & torque

Slim design and low seat height

Compact, horizontal tail

Relaxed retro-style riding position

Warranty
12 Month Limited
12 Month Limited

Features

Power & Performance

  • MODERN PERFORMANCE: Optimized for everyday riding and favorable fuel economy, the exciting 649cc parallel-twin engine delivers smooth, responsive performance, especially in the lower rpm range. In the mid-range, where most everyday riding occurs, acceleration and feel are excellent.
  • NOT YOUR AVERAGE CLUTCH: An assist and slipper clutch helps to put the power to the ground while providing an extremely light pull at the lever and reducing rear-wheel chatter during downshifts.
  • MORE THAN A MUFFLER: The under-engine muffler improves mass centralization and lowers the bike's center of gravity, contributing to the bike's agile handling performance and head-turning style.

Retro Styling

  • TIMELESS GOOD LOOKS: Like the Z900RS retro-sport motorcycle, the all-new Z650RS retro sport features timeless good looks. This middleweight model features a light and approachable appearance that reflects the bike's rider-friendly character.
  • FOR THE ROAD AHEAD: The LED headlight blends retro and modern designs, featuring two chambers, both with position lamps to ensure the whole lamp appears lit like a retro-style bulb headlight. The grooved design on the thick headlight bezel adds a modern touch.
  • TAIL SECTION: The compact tail of the Z650RS retro sport traces a horizontal line, contributing to the bike's flat stance and reinforcing the light, casual styling theme. An original-design seat adds to the retro-sport image while the LED taillight adds a modern flare.
  • PAST & PRESENT: Analogue-style speedometer and tachometer dials are complemented by a multi-function LCD screen, bringing both retro and modern styles together. The Economical Riding Indicator appears on the LCD screen when fuel consumption is favorable.
  • SLIM FUEL TANK: The retro-style fuel tank design uses edges dividing the top and sides of the tank to emphasize the compact size. The slim, ergonomic package fits narrowly between the riders knees, all while holding up to 3.17 gallons (12 liters) of fuel.
  • CLASSIC-INSPIRED WHEELS: Kawasaki-original cast wheels feature a flat spoke design meant to resemble classic wire-spoked wheels. The wheels are both stylish and lightweight, contributing to both handling and design.

Riding Experience

  • LIGHTWEIGHT CHASSIS: An innovative trellis frame is key to the Z650RS motorcycle's lightweight nature. The high-tensile steel trellis frame was designed to optimize rigidity and offer light, natural handling. Additionally, the short wheelbase, steep caster angle, and tight turning radius work together to produce easy maneuvering.
  • POSITIONED FOR COMFORT: The wide handlebar, stepped seat with low seat height, and relaxed footpeg position allow a natural, comfortable position that inspires confidence and can accommodate a wide range of riders.
  • STOP WITH CONFIDENCE: Dual 300mm front disc brakes with dual-piston calipers and a 220mm rear disc brake deliver plenty of stopping power, while round discs contribute to the bike's retro-sport look. ABS comes standard on the Z650RS to provide even more braking confidence.
  • COMFORT FOR THE LONG HAUL: A telescopic front fork and horizontal back-link rear suspension work together to deliver a progressive ride character. The result is a balance of firm sport performance and smooth ride comfort.

Power & Performance

  • MODERN PERFORMANCE: Optimized for everyday riding and favorable fuel economy, the exciting 649cc parallel-twin engine delivers smooth, responsive performance, especially in the lower rpm range. In the mid-range, where most everyday riding occurs, acceleration and feel are excellent.
  • NOT YOUR AVERAGE CLUTCH: An assist and slipper clutch helps to put the power to the ground while providing an extremely light pull at the lever and reducing rear-wheel chatter during downshifts.
  • MORE THAN A MUFFLER: The under-engine muffler improves mass centralization and lowers the bike's center of gravity, contributing to the bike's agile handling performance and head-turning style.

Retro Styling

  • TIMELESS GOOD LOOKS: Like the Z900RS retro-sport motorcycle, the all-new Z650RS retro sport features timeless good looks. This middleweight model features a light and approachable appearance that reflects the bike's rider-friendly character.
  • FOR THE ROAD AHEAD: The LED headlight blends retro and modern designs, featuring two chambers, both with position lamps to ensure the whole lamp appears lit like a retro-style bulb headlight. The grooved design on the thick headlight bezel adds a modern touch.
  • TAIL SECTION: The compact tail of the Z650RS retro sport traces a horizontal line, contributing to the bike's flat stance and reinforcing the light, casual styling theme. An original-design seat adds to the retro-sport image while the LED taillight adds a modern flare.
  • PAST & PRESENT: Analogue-style speedometer and tachometer dials are complemented by a multi-function LCD screen, bringing both retro and modern styles together. The Economical Riding Indicator appears on the LCD screen when fuel consumption is favorable.
  • SLIM FUEL TANK: The retro-style fuel tank design uses edges dividing the top and sides of the tank to emphasize the compact size. The slim, ergonomic package fits narrowly between the riders knees, all while holding up to 3.17 gallons (12 liters) of fuel.
  • CLASSIC-INSPIRED WHEELS: Kawasaki-original cast wheels feature a flat spoke design meant to resemble classic wire-spoked wheels. The wheels are both stylish and lightweight, contributing to both handling and design.

Riding Experience

  • LIGHTWEIGHT CHASSIS: An innovative trellis frame is key to the Z650RS motorcycle's lightweight nature. The high-tensile steel trellis frame was designed to optimize rigidity and offer light, natural handling. Additionally, the short wheelbase, steep caster angle, and tight turning radius work together to produce easy maneuvering.
  • POSITIONED FOR COMFORT: The wide handlebar, stepped seat with low seat height, and relaxed footpeg position allow a natural, comfortable position that inspires confidence and can accommodate a wide range of riders.
  • STOP WITH CONFIDENCE: Dual 300mm front disc brakes with dual-piston calipers and a 220mm rear disc brake deliver plenty of stopping power, while round discs contribute to the bike's retro-sport look. ABS comes standard on the Z650RS to provide even more braking confidence.
  • COMFORT FOR THE LONG HAUL: A telescopic front fork and horizontal back-link rear suspension work together to deliver a progressive ride character. The result is a balance of firm sport performance and smooth ride comfort.