Kawasaki Z650RS

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This Aug, 2021 Model has expired

In Philippines, Kawasaki has discontinued the Z650RS and this Motorcycles model is out of production.

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Kawasaki Z650RS Pros & Cons

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Things we like in Z650RS

Vintage look enhanced by analog display

High engine deliverability at minimal rpm

Things we don't like in Z650RS

Rigidity during cornering or braking needs improvement 

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Recent Updates of Z650RS

Kawasaki announced the 2023 year model for the Z650 RS last November, and the retro-styled naked motorcycle is available in the Philippines market at a price of P4,69,500. The motorcycle features a two-lens bullet-shaped meter, and round LED headlight along with a lightweight and compact chassis. For the 2023 model, the "Metallic Moondust Gray x Ebony" color has been replaced with "Metallic Moondust Gray x Ebony". The sporty gray-based graphics remain the same, however, the accent color has been changed from orange to blue. Another color option is Candy Emerald Green which is continued from the previous year model. 

Kawasaki Z650RS Price

The Z650RS is priced at ₱469,500 .

Kawasaki Z650RS Variants

There are 1 variants available of Z650RS: Standard.

Kawasaki Z650RS Power-trains

The Z650RS is powered by a Liquid Cooled 649 cc 2 Cylinder engine that gives 67hp of power at 8000 rpm and 65.7 Nm Torque at 6500 rpm. It comes with the option of a 6-Speed transmission gearbox. The Z650RS has a seat height of 130 mm. The Front Tyre size is 120/70 ZR17 & Rear Tyre size is 160/60 ZR17.

Kawasaki Z650RS Features

Features Chassis, Suspension & Brake include Telescopic Fork Front Suspension, Horizontal Back-Link Rear Suspension, Disc Front Brake, Disc Rear Brake, Steel Body Frame Material, Side Wings and Dual Stepped Seat Type.
Features for Console include Digital Odometer, Digital Fuel Gauge, Display Screen, Digital Speedometer, Tachometer and Oil Change Indicator.

Kawasaki Z650RS Competitors

The Z650RS Competitors are: Kawasaki Ninja 650, Kawasaki Z650, Honda CBR500R, Honda CB650R and Kawasaki Ninja ZX-25R.

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Kawasaki Z650RS Review 2024

Kawasaki has become quite popular owing to its retro designs that are truly hard to find, especially the ones that match the performance perfectly. However, when it launched the new Z 650 RS model, the same retro essence was uplifted by so many levels. First of all, the bike is more of a vintage piece, with almost all its features screaming the uniqueness that lies in the old technologies and designs. Secondly, it is available at a much more affordable rate in the Philippines, which is certainly a plus point. So, having it for cruising along the city roads won’t be a bad option, especially when riders want to experience the thrill and exhilaration of a monstrous retro bike.

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Overview

 
Brand Kawasaki Philippines
Price ₱469,500
Body Type Sport

Powertrain

 
Engine 649 cc
Transmission Type Manual
Power Output 67 hp and 65.7 Nm of torque
Fuel Type Gasoline
Drive Type Chain Drive

Dimensions

 
Seating Capacity 2 Seater
Width 755 mm
Length 2055 mm
Height 1080 mm
Ground Clearance 130 mm

Kawasaki Z650RS Design

The Z 650 RS bike from Kawasaki is the true manifestation of vintage design coupled with a retro finish. From the curved retro engine sitting right at the front to the double analog meters in the instrumentation cluster, almost every other feature will remind the riders of how it feels to sit on a vintage bike from eras ago. 

To say it creates nostalgia would be an understatement. Coming to the chassis, the frame is painted with a matte black color coupled with silver-grey accents in metallic form. The wonderful winged design with black and red shades highlights the engine’s peculiar shape pretty well. 

The wheelbase of 1410 mm provides excellent stability to the bike, especially when riders are travelling at low speeds or want to corner with the highest engine torque. Additionally, the higher seats provide a better height advantage that one can use to enjoy the entire ride easily. The circular headlamp is made from the white LED for emitting brighter and wider illumination. On the contrary, the tail lamp is positioned strategically to help riders steer cautiously on the busy Filipino streets. 

Z650RS Ride & Handling

To provide maximum comfort to the riders, Kawasaki has stepped up its game in form of the suspension systems. The front face of the bike is equipped with the usual telescopic fork. It provides optimal rigidity to the frame, ensuring that riders can achieve the top acceleration without worrying about losing control over its maneuverability. 

Furthermore, it also dampens the vibrations and absorbs shocks to keep the chassis safe. The rear end, however, is equipped with a horizontal back-link suspension. It is known for its efficient performance and better handling power for the bike’s rigid frame and overall stability. 

Kawasaki Z650RS Engine & Fuel Consumption

The Z 650 RS model from Kawasaki might have a retro-styled vintage design. But it doesn’t mean the engine too delivers fickle performance. Powered by a 4-stroke SOHC engine, it has parallel twin cylinders. This particular configuration is known for reducing the overall weight of the bike and delivering better performance with higher efficiency as the displacement capacity of 649cc is divided equivalently. 

So, it is pretty safe to say that the engine can produce a maximum power of 67.3 hp at 8000 rpm and torque of 65.7 Nm at 6500 rpm. Riders will fly along the roads once the engine comes to life, without worrying about any stillness in its performance. 

Furthermore, the 12 L of fuel tank is efficiently utilized, thanks to the enhanced fuel economy. In other words, the engine doesn’t use too much fuel for a specific combustion cycle, which is one of the many reasons riders can go on long drives with Kawasaki Z 650 RS. The liquid cooling system extends the overall lifetime of the engine, ensuring all the mechanical parts are well-protected from any sort of thermal damage.

Z650RS Braking & Safety

The Z 650 RS model from Kawasaki is equipped with disc brakes on either end to provide absolute braking power and ensure the stopping distance is reduced to a minimal value. In other words, the bike will come to rest almost immediately, without moving any further. 

Additionally, the presence of ABS allows the wheels to roll continuously unless the brakes are applied. The model comes with a check engine light to let riders know if there is something wrong with the mechanics or not. On top of everything, the model comes with side reflectors to help riders drive in low light and dark conditions. 

Kawasaki Z650RS Verdict

Z 650 RS model from Kawasaki is ideal for riders looking forward to ride on a retro-styled vintage bike but not by compromising the efficiency and performance. From having analog instrument cluster to an impeccable engine output deliverability, it is certainly an investment worthy of consideration. 

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  • A retro-sport motorcycle

    The Kawasaki Z650RS is a well-crafted middleweight naked sportbike that easily adapts to the riding environment and demands of the rider. Riding this...

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    Rowena Jan 02, 2024 for Kawasaki Z650RS
  • A Jaw Dropping Creation For Filipinos!

    Released in the Philippine streets in 2022, the Kawasaki Z650RS is one of the Japanese brand's effective launches. It is the member of the z family...

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    Yasar Jul 24, 2023 for Kawasaki Z650RS
  • A nice everyday bike

    I was looking for an entry-level bike with retro styling, and the Kawasaki z650rs proved to be an ideal choice. It has comfortable and balanced...

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    Tristan Apr 25, 2023 for Kawasaki Z650RS
  • Best Retro-Looking Bike!

    I am into retro-styled models. The broad fuel tank with a chiseled seating area entices me. I bought the Kawasaki Z650 for this very reason. Looking...

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    Zoren Oct 07, 2022 for Kawasaki Z650RS
  • A balance of Practicality and Styling

    By far this bike is the best fit for my height and riding skills. Perfect for both beginners and patrons the bike is dropped in the market with a...

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    Joshua Jul 18, 2022 for Kawasaki Z650RS
  • High-powered Engine!

    I am a fan of retro models. So the combination of the historical bodywork and the retro style of the infrastructure of this two-wheeler piqued my...

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    Steve May 18, 2022 for Kawasaki Z650RS
  • Classic Creation

    I am into vintage models. So the meld of the vintage bodywork along with the retro styling of the infrastructure of this two-wheeler sparked my heart...

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    Carlos May 10, 2022 for Kawasaki Z650RS
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The Kawasaki Z650RS price in the Philippines starts at ₱469,500 for the base variant.

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