Upcoming Kawasaki Z650RS spotted testing in India


Less than a month after its global release, the retro-styled Kawasaki Z650RS has been spotted testing on Indian soil.

  • Launch within next six months
  • Price expected to be around Rs 7 lakh
  • Shares mechanicals with Z650

When the motorcycle was revealed a few weeks ago, we confirmed that the Z650RS was headed to India within the next six months. Backing this further is the spy picture of the bike on test in India.

The 2022 Kawasaki Z650RS is largely based on the Z650 middleweight naked that’s already on sale in India. If pricing in India mimics the international one, the Z650RS could sit around the Rs 7 lakh mark (ex-showroom) when it arrives.

To recap, it shares its 649cc parallel-twin engine with the standard Z650, and though Kawasaki claims it has tuned the engine for better low- and mid-range response, output figures remain absolutely identical – 68hp at 8,000rpm and 64Nm at 6,700rpm. Much of the chassis is also identical, with a trellis frame suspended on a 41mm telescopic fork and preload-adjustable monoshock, and twin 300mm discs up front and a single 220mm disc at the rear.

This upcoming motorcycle stands out, when it comes to its design. It borrows design cues from its bigger sibling, the Z900RS, and sports a fairly similar look, complete with a smart-looking round LED headlight crowned by twin-pod instrumentation. The new multi-spoke wheels also look quite neat.


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