The main likes about the Z650 is the styling, colour combo, digital dash with all the necessary information, easy of ride and operation for a 1st bike and mid range punch.
The dislikes would be the handle bar being a bit narrow (not terrible since I've gotten used to it) . I wish there was a bit more top end power on the Z650. There isn't much power different between 80% throttle and full throttle in my opinion. Getting into neutral from 2nd gear isn't easy - I often go right back in 1st by accident. Also, the fuel economy isn't that great in my opinion. I've been averaging about 5.5L/100km. This is between spirited & city riding. I wish there was an outside temperature gauge but I'm just being picky at this price point. I wish there was an LED headlight bulb from the factory. Halogen is so 90s.
I have no complaints about the vibrations that everyone talks about.
Other than that, it's a good overall bike that met my expectations.
'17 Kawasaki Z650 ABS Stardust White
Long time car enthusiast, now a motorcycle enthusiast