2024 Kawasaki Z650RS ABS

2024 Kawasaki Z650RS ABS
Ebony/Metallic Matte Carbon Gray
MSRP: $9,599.00
Manufacturer: Kawasaki
Condition: New


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.



Assist and Slipper Clutch
Based on feedback from racing activities, the Assist & Slipper Clutch uses two types of cams (an assist cam and a slipper cam) to either drive the clutch hub and operating plate together or apart. Under normal operation, the assist cam functions as a self-servo mechanism, pulling the clutch hub and operating plate together to compress the clutch plates. This allows the total clutch spring load to be reduced, resulting in a lighter clutch lever feel when operating the clutch. When excessive engine braking occurs – as a result of quick downshifts (or an accidental downshift) – the slipper cam comes into play, forcing the clutch hub and operating plate apart. This relieves pressure on the clutch plates to reduce back-torque and helps prevent the rear tire from hopping and skidding. This race-style function is particularly useful when sport or track riding.
Dual Throttle Valves
Late-model sport bikes often use large-bore throttle bodies to generate high levels of power. However, with large diameter throttles, when a rider suddenly opens the throttle, the unrestricted torque response can be strong. Dual throttle valve technology was designed to tame engine response while contributing to performance. On models with dual throttle valves, there are two throttle valves per cylinder: in addition to the main valves, which are physically linked to the throttle grip and controlled by the rider, a second set of valves, opened and closed by the ECU, precisely regulates intake airflow to ensure a natural, linear response. With the air passing through the throttle bodies becoming smoother, combustion efficiency is improved and power is increased.
Economical Riding Indicator
Using high-precision electronic control for engine management, Kawasaki models can achieve a high level of fuel efficiency. However, fuel consumption is greatly affected by throttle use, gear selection, and other elements under the rider's control. The Economical Riding Indicator is a function that indicates when current riding conditions are consuming a low amount of fuel. The system continuously monitors fuel consumption, regardless of vehicle speed, engine speed, throttle position and other riding conditions. When fuel consumption is low for a given speed (i.e. fuel efficiency is high), an "ECO" mark appears on the instrument panel's LCD screen. By riding so that the "ECO" mark remains on, fuel consumption can be reduced. While effective vehicle speed and engine speed may vary by model, paying attention to conditions that cause the "ECO" mark to appear can help riders improve their fuel efficiency – a handy way to increase cruising range. Further, keeping fuel consumption low also helps minimize negative impact on the environment.
KTRC (Kawasaki Traction Control)
KTRC, Kawasaki's advanced traction control system provides both enhanced sport riding performance and the peace of mind to negotiate slippery surfaces with confidence. Multiple rider-selectable modes (the number of modes varies by model) offer progressively greater levels of intrusion to suit the riding situation and rider preference. Less intrusive modes maintain optimum traction during cornering. Designed with sport riding in mind, they facilitate acceleration out of corners by maximizing forward drive from the rear wheel. And because Kawasaki’s sophisticated software bases its dynamic analysis on the chassis’ orientation relative to the track surface (rather than relative to a horizontal plane), it is able to take into account corner camber, gradient, etc., and adapt accordingly. In the more intrusive modes (and for some models, in any mode), when excessive wheel spin is detected, engine output is reduced to allow grip to be regained, effectively enabling riders to negotiate both short, slippery patches (train tracks or manhole covers) and extended stretches of bad roads (wet pavement, cobblestone, gravel) with confidence. Models equipped with IMU incorporate chassis-orientation feedback to offer even more precise management.
ABS (Anti-Lock Brake System)
Kawasaki ABS systems use front and rear wheel sensors to constantly monitor wheel speed. Should information from either of the sensors indicate that wheel lock has occurred, the ABS ECU directs the pump in the ABS unit to modulate brake fluid pressure (releasing and reapplying pressure so that traction can be regained) until normal operation resumes. ABS offers rider reassurance that contributes to greater riding enjoyment.
Horizontal Back-Link Rear Suspension
Compared to the Kawasaki traditional Uni-Trak® rear suspension, which mounts the shock unit vertically, with Horizontal Back-link Rear Suspension, the shock unit is almost horizontal. The original Kawasaki suspension arrangement locates the shock unit very close to the bike's center of gravity, greatly contributing to mass centralization. And because there is no linkage or shock unit protruding beneath the swingarm, this frees up space for a larger exhaust pre-chamber (an exhaust expansion chamber situated just upstream of the silencer). With a larger pre-chamber, silencer volume can be reduced, and heavy exhaust components can be concentrated closer to the center of the bike, further contributing to mass centralization. The result is greatly improved handling. A secondary benefit is that the shock unit is placed far away from exhaust heat. Because it is more difficult for heat from the exhaust system to adversely affect suspension oil and gas pressure, suspension performance is more consistent.


4-stroke, 2-cylinder, DOHC, liquid-cooled
Bore X Stroke
83.0 x 60.0mm
Compression Ratio
Maximum Torque
48.5 lb-ft @ 6,500 rpm
Fuel System
DFI® with Keihin 36mm throttle bodies
TCBI with Electronic Advance
6-speed, return shift
Final Drive
Sealed chain
Electronic Rider Aids
Economical Riding Indicator, Kawasaki TRaction Control (KTRC - 3 Modes), Anti-lock Brake System (ABS)


Front Suspension/Wheel Travel
Telescopic fork/4.9 in
Rear Suspension/Wheel Travel
Horizontal back-link with adjustable preload, swingarm/5.1 in
Front Tire
120/70 ZR17
Rear Tire
160/60 ZR17
Front Brakes
Dual 300mm petal-style discs with two-piston calipers, (and ABS)
Rear Brakes
Single 220mm petal-style disc, (and ABS)


Frame Type
Trellis, high tensile steel
Rake & Trail
24.0°/3.9 in
Overall Length
81.3 in
Overall Width
31.5 in
Overall Height
43.9 in
Ground Clearance
4.9 in
Seat Height
31.5 in
Curb Weight
412.3 lb*
Fuel Capacity
3.2 gal
55.3 in
Color Choices
Ebony/Metallic Matte Carbon Gray
12 Month Limited Warranty
Kawasaki Protection Plus™ (optional)
12, 24, 36, or 48 months


Retro Styling

  • FOR THE ROAD AHEAD The LED headlight blends retro and modern designs, featuring two chambers, both with position lamps to ensure the whole lamp appears lit like a retro-style bulb headlight. The grooved design on the thick headlight bezel adds a modern touch.
  • 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.

Power and Performance

  • NOT YOUR AVERAGE CLUTCH An Assist & 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.

Riding Experience

  • POSITIONED FOR COMFORT The wide handlebar, stepped seat with low seat height, and relaxed footpeg position allow for 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.
  • Take Control Kawasaki TRaction Control (KTRC) features three modes that allow the rider to adjust settings to suit the riding situation and rider preference. Mode 1 provides the least amount of assistance with sport riding in mind. Mode 2 offers the most assistance, allowing riders to navigate challenging road conditions with confidence. Riders may also elect to turn the system OFF.
  • 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.

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