The middle-weight naked street bike segment is the least crowded space in India with the Kawasaki Z650 being the only option available for the buyers. I agree, there are bikes like the Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 which comes close to this genre. But, when a rider wants a fast, agile, and modern mid-size multi-cylinder offering, the Z proudly stands to fulfil these requirements.
The transition to more stringent emission norms has brought along many more changes in the Z650 than just a cleaner engine. It sports a different design, more features, and revised hardware. And I am glad to mention that this kwacker has also transformed into a louder and bassier sounding machine.
But the main question is - Is the Kawasaki Z650 still the same friendly yet exciting package to be someone's first big bike? To bring you the answer, we rode the new 2021 Z650 BS6 in the city, out on the highway, and around some twisties.