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Kawasaki celebrates 50th anniversary with special edition Z series bikes

In 1972, Kawasaki launched the first Z series bike, the Z1. Now on this occasion, the company has introduced the 50th anniversary variant of its Z650, Z650RS, Z900 and Z900RS motorcycles. Some cosmetic changes have been made to these bikes along with special paintwork. However, other features will remain the same as the standard model. Some units of these special edition bikes can also be launched in India. 

Z650 and Z900 get special firecracker red paint

Special firecracker red paint jobs have been shown on the 50th-anniversary variants of the Kawasaki Z650 and Z900. They get a red finish on the bodywork as well as the wheels, while white and black stripes run across the entire length of the vehicle. A special 50th Anniversary Edition badge and gold-coloured “Kawasaki” and “Z” logos are also available on the fuel tank.

These changes have been made in the special edition of Z650RS and Z900RS

In terms of design, the special editions of the Z650RS and Z900RS get the “50th Anniversary” logo on the fuel tank, golden spoke-like mixed metal rims, pillion grab rails with chrome finishing and special designing on the sides. These bikes also featured a new cover for the ribbed seats and a dual-tone paint option known as Candy Diamond, reminiscent of the 1972 Z1’s “Fireball” shade.

This information has been received about the engines of special edition bikes

The special edition of Kawasaki Z650 and Z650RS is powered by a 649cc liquid-cooled, parallel-twin engine that generates maximum power of 67.06hp and a peak torque of 64Nm.On the other hand, the Z900 and Z900RS are powered by a 948cc liquid-cooled engine that generates maximum power of 123.2hp and a peak torque of 98.6Nm. Let us tell you that keeping in mind the transmission, all the engines are mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox.

What is their price?

The Z650 costs around Rs 7.04 lakh in Europe, while the Z650RS costs around Rs 7.8 lakh. The Special Z900 costs around Rs 9.4 lakh and the Z900RS costs around Rs 11.6 lakh. The bike can be launched by the end of the year.

Kawasaki to make hydrogen engine

Amidst the growing demand for electric vehicles (EVs) across the globe, Kawasaki and Yamaha have decided to jointly develop hydrogen engines for two-wheelers. The new hydrogen is seen as an alternative to electric powertrains, which support zero-emission motorcycles. So this partnership is also being seen as an extension of hydrogen engines. Let us tell you that Kawasaki is also developing hydrogen engine technology.

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