† Z650RS Anniversary Edition will be available in limited numbers
– Will include special two-tone paint theme
– Launch date not yet available
Kawasaki India has confirmed through its social media handles that it will soon be launching the new Z650RS 50th Anniversary Edition motorcycle in our market.
The company’s 50th Anniversary Edition models, already available in select international markets, include the Z650RS and Z650RS. The company is currently offering the Z650RS in India and so we expect to see the 50th Anniversary Edition variant of this motorcycle here. The Z900RS, on the other hand, is unlikely to arrive on our shores in the foreseeable future.
The new Kawasaki 50th Anniversary Edition motorcycles, which would be available in limited edition, commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Kawasaki Z1. The styling overhaul of the Z650RS Anniversary Edition includes the special ‘Firecracker Red’ livery. The two-tone color scheme brings red and black paints to the bike. The styling is further enhanced by gold-coloured rims. Please note that the Candy Emerald Green paint option, which is already available in the Indian market, uses gold colored alloy wheels.
However, the changes are limited to styling revisions. The list of functions and the mechanical specifications, on the other hand, remain unchanged. For example, the India-bound Z 650 RS 50th Anniversary Edition retains the BS6-compliant 649cc, parallel-twin, liquid-cooled engine that produces 67.3 hp at 8,000 rpm and peak torque of 64 Nm at 6,700 rpm.
This variant of the Kawasaki Z650RS series is expected to be sold at a relatively higher price tag than the standard versions. The standard Z650RS, for reference, is currently available for Rs 6.72 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).