Kawasaki has officially unveiled the new Z650, Z900 and Versys-X300 bikes at EICMA in Milan. Both the Z650 and Z900 are replacements to current ER-6n and Z800 in the bike maker's line-up and get updated with more power, improved styling and revised underpinnings.
2017 Kawasaki Z650 - the moniker makes a comeback to the Japanese giant's stable after first making an appearance in the 1970s on a four-cylinder offering. In its latest avatar, the Z650 takes over from where the ER-6n left. It is much sharper in design with the styling inspired by the Z1000. Power comes from the same 649cc twin-cylinder engine on the Kawasaki Z650, albeit the engine has been tweaked with longer header pipes, 36mm throttle bodies, new intake and exhaust cams. The BS4 compliant unit now makes 69bhp of power.
The new Kawasaki Z900 - the new street-fighter evolves from the Z800 with sharper lines on the naked body and packs in an all-new Trellis frame, while the engine has been borrowed from the Z1000. The new 948cc in-line four-cylinder engine on the ZZ900 makes 123.6bhp of power. The bike's kerb weight stands at 210.5 kg, which is hardly light, but certainly won't be felt once on the move. The 2017 Kawasaki Z900 also boasts of a Assist and Slipper clutch. Both the bikes are mot likely coming to India next year.
The new Versys-X 300 joins the adventure motorcycle range of Kawasaki that includes Versys 650 and Versys 1000, which will also receive new colours and graphic upgrades for 2017. The Versys-X 300 comes with off-road friendly bits such as long travel suspension and a commendably low seat height. The motorcycle will be powered by parallel twin-cylinder 296cc mill that already powers smaller Ninja and Z models. Kawasaki claims the engine has been revised and it will be more fuel efficient with a range of 400 km a full tank.
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