The Kawasaki Z650 has been treated to a mild update for 2020, as it passes the new Euro5 emissions standards.
Changes include a new exhaust and revised airbox, Dunlop Roadsport 2 tyres, a tidier pillion seat and subtle styling tweaks.
It also receives a 4.3-inch full-colour TFT display, which features Bluetooth connectivity, GPS ride logs, phone notifications and motorcycle data.
Unfortunately the Australian market only gets the LAMS-approved Z650L variant, with the updated model expected to continue at $9799 plus on-road costs.
Dealerships are expecting to take delivery of the new Z650 early next year.
Type: Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke Parallel Twin
Power/Torque: 38kW @ 8000rpm, 59Nm @ 6500rpm
Transmission: Six-speed, chain final drive
Tyres: Michelin Pilot Street F: 110/70-17 R: 140/70-17
Seat height: 790mm
Kerb weight: 187kg
Fuel capacity: 15L
Warranty: 24 months, unlimited km
Colours: Metallic Spark Black, Pearl Blizzard White with Metallic Spark Black
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