Kawasaki Z650RS (LAMS) (MY23)




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Features of the Kawasaki 2023 Z650RS

Modern retro styling | Light, natural handling

  • Learner approved model (LAMS)
  • Relaxed riding position
  • Assist & slipper clutch
  • Round LED headlight
  • Bullet-shaped analogue dials
  • Slim fuel tank
  • Compact tail
  • Spoke-style cast wheels

Overview of the Kawasaki Z650RS model range

The Kawasaki Z650RS combines Retro style with modern Sports technology. Distinctive styling notes like a classic round LED headlight, needle instrumentation, 70s influenced bodywork and colours, plus a twin-cylinder engine, create a stunning neo-retro segment reference point. The Kawasaki Z650RS is destined to impress riders of all skill and experience levels with its lovingly distilled spirit of RETROVOLUTION.

  • Exciting 649 cc parallel twin engine Lightweight trellis frame Light, natural handling Modern retro styling


Flexible & approachable character: Featuring the same exciting 649 cc parallel twin engine and slim, lightweight trellis frame as its quick and nimble Supernaked counterpart, the new Z650RS has all the right ingredients to make everyday riding a fun, enjoyable experience. Befitting a retro sport model, the overall stance is less forward-leaning, with a more upright riding position and light, natural handling.

  • ENGINE - Exciting parallel twin engine: Optimised for everyday riding, the exciting parallel twin engine offers quick response, strong low-mid range performance and favourable fuel economy. When opening the throttle, riders will notice a smooth and powerful engine character offering both a high level of control when making minute throttle adjustments and a gratifying rush of acceleration in the lower rpm ranges.
  • CHASSIS - Balanced handling: The combination of low weight, thanks in large part to a trellis frame that weighs a mere 13.5 kg, and suspension settings tuned for light, natural response gives the Z650RS the balanced handling you would expect from a retro sport model.
  • RIDING POSITION - Relaxed & upright: With a higher handlebar creating a more upright seating position than the Supernaked Z650, and a slightly taller seat height offering more leg room, the Z650RS puts the rider in a natural, comfortable position that both inspires confidence and facilitates control for a wide range of riders.
  • REACH - Confidence inspiring : A slim chassis and a low seat height of 800 mm that facilitate reaching the ground enable a wide range of riders to enjoy the Z650RS with confidence.
  • MANOEUVRABILITY - Easy manoeuvrability: The Z650RS’ slim design, low weight and low seat height all contribute to manoeuvrability, whether walking beside the bike, or foot paddling in a parking lot. The manageable power delivery and strong low-end torque further facilitate low-speed manoeuvring.


Light & casual: Like Kawasaki’s retro sport Z900RS, the Z650RS features timeless good looks. As a middleweight model, a light and casual appearance reflects its rider-friendly character. The appeal of a traditional motorcycle is complemented by simple and modern design touches that allow the Z650RS to blend seamlessly into your everyday life.

  • HEADLIGHT - Round LED headlight: A blend of retro and modern designs, the LED headlight features 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 ring adds a modern touch.
  • INSTRUMENTS - Dual-dial instrumentation with multi-function LCD: Analogue-style speedometer and tachometer dials are complemented by a multi-functional LCD screen, balancing retro-style looks with modern functionality.
  • FUEL TANK - Slim fuel tank: Retro-style fuel tank design uses edges dividing the top and sides of the tank to emphasise its compact size. With a volume of 12 litres, it is narrow between the knees, contributing to a slim ergonomic package.
  • TAIL - Compact, horizontal tail: Compared to the upswept tail of the Z650, the tail of the Z650RS traces a horizontal line, contributing to the bike’s flat stance. The tail – shorter than that of the Z900RS, which reinforces the light, casual styling theme – is adorned with an LED taillight. An original-design seat adds to the retro sport image.
  • WHEELS - Spoke-style cast wheels: Kawasaki-original cast wheels similar to those on the Z900RS feature flat spokes designed to look like classic wire-spoked wheels. The wheels offer a balance of light weight and stylish looks, contributing to both handling and a design suited to the retro category.


Express your personal taste: Each of the Z650RS’ colour variations features distinct styling, catering to a wide range of tastes.

  • BLACK - Metallic Spark Black: Finished in basic black (Metallic Spark Black), the standard model follows a “simple is best” principle to show off the Z650RS’ retro sport styling.
  • GREEN - Candy Emerald Green: A special edition model, the Candy Emerald Green model features a 70s-style graphics pattern similar to that of the 1976 Z650. Gold-coloured wheels reminiscent of custom wheels available for early Z models further contribute to the old-school retro styling.


LAMS Approved Vehicle

Please consult your local authority before purchasing a motorcycle for learner use. Each state and territory has its own regulations relating to the range of motorcycle models approved under the Learner Approved Motorcycle Scheme. The manufacturer does not warrant or represent that the models shown are approved in each state and territory.

Kawasaki Z650RS (LAMS) (MY23)




or pay $65.00* per week.


Engine Management TechnologyAssist & Slipper Clutch, Dual Throttle Valves, Economical Riding Indicator
Chassis Management TechnologyABS (Anti-lock Brake System), Horizontal Back-link Rear Suspension


Maximum Power 37.8 kW {51 PS} / 8,000 rpm
Maximum Torque 59.0 Nm {6.0 kgfm} / 6,500 rpm
Engine 4-stroke Parallel Twin
Displacement 649 cc
Bore x Stroke 83.0 x 60.0 mm
Compression Ratio 10.8:1
Valve System DOHC, 8 valves
Fuel System Fuel injection: ø36 mm x 2 with dual throttle valves
Ignition Digital
Starting Electric
Cooling Liquid-cooled
Lubrication Forced lubrication, semi-dry sump
Transmission 6-speed, return
Primary Reduction Ratio 2.095 (88/42)
Gear Ratio: 1st 2.438 (39/16)
Gear Ratio: 2nd 1.714 (36/21)
Gear Ratio: 3rd 1.333 (32/24)
Gear Ratio: 4th 1.111 (30/27)
Gear Ratio: 5th 0.966 (28/29)
Gear Ratio: 6th 0.852 (23/27)
Final Reduction Ratio 3.067 (46/15)
Clutch Wet multi-disc, manual
Final Drive Chain


Frame Trellis, high-tensile steel
Front Suspension ø41 mm telescopic fork
Rear Suspension Horizontal Back-link, single-shock with adjustable spring preload
Front Wheel Travel 125 mm
Rear Wheel Travel 130 mm
Rake 24.0°
Trail 100 mm
Steering Angle (L/R) 35° / 35°
Front Tyre 120/70ZR17M/C (58W)
Rear Tyre 160/60ZR17M/C (69W)
Front Brake/s Dual semi-floating ø300 mm discs
Front Caliper/s Dual-piston
Rear Brake ø220 mm disc
Rear Caliper Single-piston


Dimensions (LxWxH) 2,065 x 800 x 1,115 mm
Wheelbase 1,405 mm
Road Clearance 125 mm
Seat Height 800 mm
Curb Mass 186 kg
Fuel Capacity 12 litres
Model Code ER650MPFBW

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