2021 Z650L

2021 Z650L


2021 Z650L

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Aggressive meets supernaked with this ideal blend of sporty performance and everyday versatility. Featuring next-level technology and a strong 649cc engine, the Z650 naked sportbike is a compact middleweight without equal in the Learner Approved naked motorcycle category.




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2021 Z650L

Powerful & Smooth

A strong, torquey engine and lightweight chassis contribute to the Z650L motorcycle’s sporty performance and versatility.

2021 Z650L

Sporty Engine

Raw power comes from a modern parallel-twin 649cc engine that packs strong torque and strong mid-range acceleration well suited for sport riding.

Z650L Clutch

Assist & Slipper Clutch

An Assist and Slipper clutch provides a lighter feel at the lever and a back-torque limiting function that helps prevent rear-wheel hop during more aggressive downshifts.

Z650L Front Face

Z Styling

Featuring the latest evolution of Sugomi-inspired styling, the Z650L motorcycle boasts an even stronger appearance with a bold front face, minimalist bodywork and sharper design.

Z650L Left Side

Fierce Stance

Sugomi - a design philosophy that integrates aggressive lines with minimalist bodywork to draw attention to functional beauty.

Z650L Tank and shroud

Seamless Fit

The sharp angles of the cowl, chin spoiler and meter cover were made to give the bike an aggressive presence while wide shrouds boast a muscular appearance. An LED headlamp adds a distinct high-tech note.

Z650L Tail Light

Sleek & Bold

The sharp Z pattern of the Z650L motorcycle’s taillight (brake light) deliver a bold statement every time it lights up.

Z650L SE Frame

Rigid & Lightweight

The exposed trellis frame helps deliver light handling and adds to the technical image of the Z650L motorcycle.

*Please note: Z650L SE image shown

Z650L Dash

Information at a Glance

All-digital TFT (thin-film transistor) color instrumentation gives the cockpit a high-tech, high-grade appearance and visibility. The screen’s background color is selectable (black or white), and screen brightness adjusts automatically to suit available light.

Display functions include: digital speedometer, digital bar-style tachometer, gear position indicator, shift lamp, fuel gauge, odometer, dual trip meters, current and average fuel consumption, remaining range, average speed, total time, coolant temperature, clock, battery voltage, Kawasaki service reminder, oil change reminder and the Kawasaki Economical Riding Indicator.

Z650L Phone Connectivity

Phone Connectivity

Bluetooth® Smartphone Connectivity (using RIDEOLOGY THE APP*) connects you with your bike like never before, allowing you to view vehicle info, riding log, phone notifications, and general settings.

*RIDEOLOGY THE APP is not intended for use during vehicle operation. Only use RIDEOLOGY THE APP when the vehicle is not being operated and it is safe to do so.
Z650L top view of tank


Everything built in and around the lightweight chassis of the Z650L naked sportbike is designed to become an extension of the rider.

*Please Note - 2020 model shown in the image.

Z650L Left Side

Eye Catching Z Styling

From its front cowl adorned with meter cover to its compact tail cowl, the Z650L’s head-turning design exudes a functional beauty. Complementing sugomi design elements (crouching stance, low-positioned head and upswept tail) that give it an instantly recognisable silhouette, its condensed appearance is emphasised by slim, close-fitting bodywork designed to give the bike a light, nimble image that reflects its sporty performance.

Z650L Forks


The unique gull-arm style swingarm provides space for an under-engine exhaust for a lower center of gravity and improved handling. A horizontal back-link rear suspension offers an ideal balance of sport-riding performance and casual riding comfort. The telescopic front fork is a part of a balanced suspension package, tuned to provide progressive damping with a high level of feedback to the rider.

Z650L Adjustable Lever

Adjustable Levers

For added comfort, both clutch and brake levers are 5-way adjustable to accommodate a variety of hand sizes.

Z650L tyre

Extreme Grip

Dunlop Sportmax Roadsport 2 tyres—made of high-performance rubber—boost handling and provide optimum grip.

2021 Z650L

Lightweight & Capable

The overall light weight of the Z650L comes thanks to a lightweight trellis frame with a low center of gravity for light handling and confident low-speed maneuvering.

Z650L dash view action image

Feel Connected

Ergonomics have a big influence on agile handling. The rider triangle places the rider “in” rather than “on top of” the bike for a feeling of confident connected handling.

Z650L Seat

Ride Confidently

Low seat height and tapered seat shape create easy foot placement at stops while the upright seating provides a commanding ride position, giving the rider heads-up visibility for a confident riding experience. Superior riding comfort extends to the passenger with thick urethane and wide sides for great padding and support.

Z650L footpeg

Comfortable Position

A thoughtful footpeg position offers a relaxed knee bend for rider comfort.

Z650L Handlebar


A wide handlebar contributes to easy low-speed maneuvering and better leverage for higher-speed cornering.

*Please Note - 2020 model shown in the image.

Z650L SE also available in 2021. Click on the image to view.

2021 Z650L

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Z650L (ER650KMFNW)

Engine TypeLiquid-cooled, 4-stroke Parallel Twin
Displacement649 cm³
Bore x Stroke83.0 x 60.0 mm
Compression Ratio10.8:1
Valve SystemDOHC, 8 valves
Fuel SystemFuel Injection
Transmission6-speed, Return
Suspension - frontTelescopic fork
Suspension - rearHorizontal Back-link SWG. ARM
Wheel travel - f/r125 mm / 130 mm
Ground Clearance130 mm
Brakes - frontDual semi-floating 300mm petal Discs, dual piston calipers
Brakes - rearSingle 220mm petal Disc, single-piston calipers
Wheel Size Front/Rear125 mm / 130mm
Tyre Size Front/Rear120/70ZR17 M/C 58W / 160/60ZR17 M/C 69W
L x W x H2,055 x 765 x 1,065mm
Wheelbase1,410 mm
Seat height790 mm
Fuel capacity15 litres
Curb Mass187 kg
Max Power37.8 kW (51PS) @ 8,000 min
Max Torque59.0 N.m (16.0 kgfm) / 6,500 min
ColoursMetallic Spark Black with Metallic Flat Spark Black
Warranty24 Months Unlimited Kilometres
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