Kawasaki Z650 & Z900 to replace ER-6n & Z800 respectively across the Japanese bike maker’s international product portfolio.
At the 2016 Intermot there were some fresh new reveals and teasers of new generation and updated motorcycles. The Kawasaki Z650 and Z900 were also revealed by the Japanese bike maker but in some official studio images. Now, both the bikes are intended to replace the ER-6n and Z800 across their lineup in the near future.
Kawasaki will pull the wraps off the two new offerings at the 2016 EICMA show in Milan next month. While the design language might look similar to the existing models, the bikes get all-new chassis with heavily updated mechanicals. The Z650 is basically a new gen renamed version of the ER-6n having similar middle-weight riding characteristics as the latter.
It comes with a new trellis frame that carries a 650cc parallel-twin engine. The Z650 looks quite modern and styling with the underbody exhaust, banana shaped swingarm, new headlamps and muscular panels. The 2017 Kawasaki Z900 gets a smaller version of the Z1000 engine, which is downsized to 948cc for the smaller bike. The Z900 produces 125 BHP of power and gets a new steel trellis frame.
The Kawasaki Z900 weighs 210.5 kgs and gets a seat height measuring 794 mm. It also gets assisted slipper clutch and ABS as standard, which is also available in the Z650. There is inverted fork up front and monoshock at the rear, both with rebound damping and pre-load adjustability and new swingarm. Meanwhile Kawasaki India has launched special edition Z800 with blue theme at Rs. 7.5 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi).
Kawasaki Z650 & Z900
– The new bikes revealed at the Intermot will be replacing the ER-6n & Z800
– Both the Z650 & Z900 get heavy mechanical and styling changes
– Kawasaki India has launched Z800 special edition in blue colour