Kawasaki Z650

  • Kawasaki celebrates 50 years of the ‘Zed’

    Kawasaki celebrates 50 years of the ‘Zed’

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    The Japanese factory is celebrating 50 years of its now iconic ‘Z’ models, with the launch of a small range of special-edition versions of its much loved Z900 and Z650. It shouldn’t necessarily come as a big surprise. Kawasaki’s been teasing its plans to celebrate the anniversary of its original ‘Z’ range, which was introduced…

  • GET ON 2 WHEELS: Part Four. Module Two Test.

    GET ON 2 WHEELS: Part Four. Module Two Test.

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    Thinking about getting on two wheels? The final part of the process is the Module Two test. WHAT’S INVOLVED? During your Module Two test you’ll be judged on your ability to ride safely on the road, in accordance with the Highway Code – and it’ll take around an hour to complete. The test is broken…

  • GET ON 2 WHEELS: Part Three. Module One Test.

    GET ON 2 WHEELS: Part Three. Module One Test.

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    Thinking about getting on two wheels? Now it’s time to tackle the Module One test. MODULE ONE Ok, so you’ve decided you’d like to ride a motorcycle – and you’ve got your hands on your Compulsory Basic Training certficate. The next step to get your hands on your full motorcycle licence is Module One. For…

  • FIVE new bikes coming from Kawasaki. TWO at Tokyo. THREE at EICMA.

    FIVE new bikes coming from Kawasaki. TWO at Tokyo. THREE at EICMA.

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    Ahead of the big bike shows in the coming weeks, Kawasaki has hinted that there are FIVE new models on the way for 2020. The graphic on the Kawasaki website suggests that there are two new bikes set to be unveiled at the Tokyo Moto Show on October 23, before another three new machines are…

  • IOM TT 2018: Dunlop takes TT Lightweight win. His tally now is 18 TT wins in total. Third best of all time

    IOM TT 2018: Dunlop takes TT Lightweight win. His tally now is 18 TT wins in total. Third best of all time

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        The win gives Dunlop his third TT win of the week and on a tally of 18 wins now moves him to third overall on the all-time winners list at the Isle of Man TT behind John McGuinness on 23 and Joey Dunlop – Michael’s Uncle – on 26. With a warning of…

  • Kelvin Fletcher passes his bike test with Kawasaki

    Kelvin Fletcher passes his bike test with Kawasaki

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    Kelvin Fletcher, best known for his role in Emmerdale, has recently passed his motorcycle test after taking a five-day Kawasaki Rider Training Course with Kawasaki Rider Training Services (KRTS). Although the character he plays in Emmerdale is most at home on a tractor, off-screen Fletcher is no stranger to motorcycles and his two-wheeled CV consists…

  • Launch review: 2017 Kawasaki Z650

    Launch review: 2017 Kawasaki Z650

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    Launch review: 2017 Kawasaki Z650.   Tested by: Bruce Wilson // Power: 67bhp (50.2kW) @ 8,000rpm // Torque: 48.4ftlbs (65.7Nm) @ 6,500rpm // Wheelbase: 1,410mm // Seat height: 790mm // Weight: 187kg // Price: £6099 (Sport model – £6,999) The Z650 is an important bike to Kawasaki, having already racked up in excess of 12,000…

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