2022 Kawasaki Z650RS 50th Anniversary
2022 Kawasaki Z650RS 50th Anniversary

Specs

General Information

Manufacturer
Kawasaki
Kawasaki
Model Year
2022
2022
Model
Z650RS 50th Anniversary
Z650RS 50th Anniversary
Model Code
ER650MNACL
ER650MNACL
Color
Candy Diamond Brown
Candy Diamond Brown

Brakes/Wheels/Tires

Brakes

Dual 300 mm discs with two-piston calipers

Single 220 mm disc

Dual 300 mm discs with two-piston calipers

Single 220 mm disc

Wheel Colors
Gold colored
Gold colored
Tires

Front - 120 / 70 ZR17

Rear - 160 / 60 ZR17

Front - 120 / 70 ZR17

Rear - 160 / 60 ZR17

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

Lighting
Chrome headlight and meter trim rings
Chrome headlight and meter trim rings
Advanced Electronics
Rideology the App Smartphone Connectivity
Rideology the App Smartphone Connectivity

Engine

Engine
4-stroke, DOHC
4-stroke, DOHC
Cooling
Liquid
Liquid
Cylinders
2
2
Displacement
649 cc
649 cc
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
3.2 gal.
3.2 gal.

Operational

Frame

Trellis, high tensile steel

Gloss black finish

Trellis, high tensile steel

Gloss black finish

Front Suspension

Inverted telescopic fork

Travel - 4.9 in

Inverted 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.
Seat
Special textured leather with contrast color stitching
Special textured leather with contrast color stitching

Other

Includes

Economical Riding Indicator

Commemorative Z 50th emblem and logos

Chrome passenger grab rail

Economical Riding Indicator

Commemorative Z 50th emblem and logos

Chrome passenger grab rail

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.

Z 50th Anniversary

  • Z650RS 50TH ANNIVERSARY: Kawasaki celebrates the 50th anniversary of the iconic Z motorcycle with the 50th Anniversary Edition of the Z650RS. The iconic "Fireball" colorway honoring the legendary 1972 Z1 was chosen with its elegant curves resplendent in the lustrous, rich red pattern. This limited-production model features unique anniversary edition styling and comes with a special coffee table book commemorating 50 years of the Z brand.
  • CELEBRATE THE DETAILS: This model features heritage two-tone colors of Candy Diamond Brown and Orange, gold wheels, gloss black frame finish, commemorative emblem and logos, chrome headlight and meter trim rings, special textured seat leather with contrast color stitching, and chrome passenger grab rail. A special painting process was developed specifically for the anniversary model, which includes the candy colors being applied in layers using a special technique that brings out a deep, glossy texture. The Z brand's glorious past and brilliant future shines for all to see. An exquisite milestone to mark half a century of Z history.

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.

Z 50th Anniversary

  • Z650RS 50TH ANNIVERSARY: Kawasaki celebrates the 50th anniversary of the iconic Z motorcycle with the 50th Anniversary Edition of the Z650RS. The iconic "Fireball" colorway honoring the legendary 1972 Z1 was chosen with its elegant curves resplendent in the lustrous, rich red pattern. This limited-production model features unique anniversary edition styling and comes with a special coffee table book commemorating 50 years of the Z brand.
  • CELEBRATE THE DETAILS: This model features heritage two-tone colors of Candy Diamond Brown and Orange, gold wheels, gloss black frame finish, commemorative emblem and logos, chrome headlight and meter trim rings, special textured seat leather with contrast color stitching, and chrome passenger grab rail. A special painting process was developed specifically for the anniversary model, which includes the candy colors being applied in layers using a special technique that brings out a deep, glossy texture. The Z brand's glorious past and brilliant future shines for all to see. An exquisite milestone to mark half a century of Z history.