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Business News/ Auto News / Kawasaki launches retro-styled Z650RS with traction control at 6.99 lakh: Know what's new

Kawasaki launches retro-styled Z650RS with traction control at ₹6.99 lakh: Know what's new

Kawasaki India launches 2024 Z650RS priced at ₹6.99 lakh with added traction control. Retro styling with modern engine, 649cc parallel-twin engine, 67 bhp power, and 6-speed gearbox. Tubular diamond frame, telescopic forks, and monoshock suspension.

Kawasaki India has launched the 2024 Z650RS in the Indian market. Premium
Kawasaki India has launched the 2024 Z650RS in the Indian market.

Kawasaki India has launched the 2024 Z650RS in the Indian market. It is priced at 6.99 lakh ex-showroom. For 2024, the only update that Kawasaki has made is the addition of traction control. There are two traction modes through which the rider can choose from. Apart from this, there are no changes to the Z650RS. The motorcycle is offered only in Metallic Matte Carbon Gray colour in India. However, in the global market, the are other colours on offer as well.

The addition of the KTRS or Kawasaki Traction Control System should make the model safer, especially when the roads are wet or have loose gravel.

The Z650RS is known for its retro styling that comes with a modern engine. There is a circular headlamp in the front, twin analogue dials with a digital read out in the centre, a teardrop fuel tank Home Auto Two Wheelers Follow us on: Home News & Videos Cars Bikes EV More and a slim tail section. 

Powering the Z650RS is the same 649 cc, liquid-cooled, parallel-twin engine that is doing duty on the Ninja 650 and Versys 650. It puts out 67 bhp of max power at 8,000 rpm and a peak torque output of 64 Nm at 6,700 rpm. The gearbox on duty is a 6-speed unit which comes with an assist and slip clutch. 

Kawasaki uses a tubular diamond frame that is suspended by telescopic forks in the front and a monoshock at the rear. There is 125 mm of travel in the front and 130 mm of travel at the rear. Braking duties are handled by dual 272 discs in the front and a 186 mm disc at the rear.

Before the Z650RS, Kawasaki launched the Eliminator 500 which is priced at 5.62 lakh ex-showroom. It has a low low-slung cruiser silhouette that is apt for touring. It uses a 51 cc parallel-twin, liquid-cooled engine derived from the Ninja 400. The unit develops 44 bhp at 9,000 rpm and 46 Nm of peak torque at 6,000 rpm. The motor is paired with a 6-speed gearbox and also comes with an assist and slipped clutch. 

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Published: 17 Feb 2024, 04:09 PM IST
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