Kawasaki Z650 Gives New Riders More Options - 2017+ Kawasaki Z650 Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 1 (permalink) Old 01-05-2018, 04:51 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
Join Date: Oct 2016
Posts: 11
Kawasaki Z650 Gives New Riders More Options

Kawasaki’s Ninja 300 dominated the new rider market for a while, at least Motorcycle News made it sound like that was the case, but now riders in Australia have more options with the introduction of the 2017 Z650 & Ninja 650.

Perhaps other countries have something similar, but new riders in Australia fall under the Learner Approved Motorcycle Scheme (LAMS) and only models with this designation can be ridden by them. Kawasaki has recently added both 650 models to their LAMS lineup, though we can’t really tell if there’s any difference between these beginner friendly models and the motorcycles sold elsewhere.

Even if something was changed in the 2017 Kawasaki Z650, it still retains its fast steering and nimble handling. Kris Hodgson from MC News found it to resemble a streetfighter in light of the model’s performance on road and its “punchy parallel twin powerplant”. Of course the exposed trellis frame and aggressive headlight does add to the streetfighter aesthetics.

Compared to the Ninja 650, the Z650 is a bit more aggressive but that just means the bike has more “thrills” to offer and it’s down to personal preference. An easy going 650 or the sportier Z650. If your heart isn’t already set on one specific model, might we suggest that you test ride them both before deciding.
Kawasaki Z650 News is offline  
Sponsored Links

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
After 474 Miles On A 2017 Kawasaki Z650 ABS Kawasaki Z650 News 2017+ Kawasaki Z650 News 2 09-04-2017 06:03 AM
Kawasaki Z650 Modifications and Accessories Administrator 2017+ Kawasaki Z650 News 0 06-12-2017 02:23 PM
Kawasaki Z650 Is A Beginner Friendly Middleweight Kawasaki Z650 News 2017+ Kawasaki Z650 News 1 03-23-2017 05:06 PM
2017 Kawasaki Z650: First 100 Miles Review Kawasaki Z650 News 2017+ Kawasaki Z650 News 2 03-04-2017 02:35 AM
2017 Kawasaki Z650 Receives An 85% Editor Score Kawasaki Z650 News 2017+ Kawasaki Z650 News 2 12-10-2016 02:52 PM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome