RETROVOLUTION A true middleweight naked sportbike for a broad range of riders, the Z650RS tempts the eye with the timeless beauty of a retro sport. Distinguishing the Z650RS from the larger displacement Z900RS is a slimmer tank and a shorter, more compact tail—all contributing to light handling and an approachable nature. Experience modern responsive power and retro styling that's perfect for everyday riding on the Z650RS. 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 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 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.