Kawasaki Z650/KZ650
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B1 1977
C1 1977
B2/B2A 1978
C2 1978
D1/D1A 1978
B3 1979
C3 1979
D2 1979
performance
Top speed
119.00 mph
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116.00
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1/4 mile, seconds, mph
14.53 @ 98.14
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100.20 @ 13.16
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0-30 mph
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0-60 mph
4.9 sec.
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Braking from 30 mph
38.00 ft.
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32.00 ft.
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Braking from 60 mph
144.00 ft.
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125.00 ft.
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Average fuel mileage
43.80 mpg
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43.30 mpg
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47.50 mpg
50.00 mpg
Price USD
$1995.00
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$2629.00
$2749.00
engine
Type
four-stroke
Layout
transverse in-line 4
Valve actuation
DOHC
Valve arrangement
single inlet, exhaust
Valve adjustment
bucket & shim
Cooling
air
Bore x stroke
62 x 54 mm
Displacement
652 cc
Compression ratio
9.5:1
BHP (actual)
48.96 @ 8000 rpm
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Torque (actual) ft/lbs
33.25 @ 7500 rpm
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Carburation
4 x Mikuni VM24SS
• (22mm on D1A)
Ignition system
battery and coil
Lubrication system
dry sump
Oil capacity, US pint
7.4
Fuel capacity, US gal.
4.4
3.7
4.4
Starting system
kick, electric
Electrical system
12V alternator
Lighting system
12V 50/35W headlight
Battery
12V-10AH
Air filtration
pleated dry element
drive train
Primary drive
Morse Hy-Vo chain
Clutch
wet, multi-plate
Transmission
5 speed const. mesh
Final drive
#530 chain
1st gear
15.63:1
12.08:1
15.63:1
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2nd gear
10.93:1
7.69:1
10.93:1
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3rd gear
8.52:1
5.98:1
8.52:1
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4th gear
6.97:1
5.05:1
6.97:1
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5th gear
5.97:1
4.45:1
5.97:1
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running gear
Frame
tube, double cradle
Forks
telescopic
Rake/trail
27º/4.25 in.
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27º/4.25 in.
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Rear shocks
5 position
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Front brakes
1 x 275 mm disc
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2 x 300 mm discs
Rear brakes
280 mm SLS drum
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1 x 300 mm disc
Front tyre
3.25H19
Rear tyre
4.00H18
4.00H16
4.00H18
4.00H16
dimensions
Wheelbase
56.6 in.
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Overall length
85.5 in.
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Handlebar width
31.0 in.
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30.40 in.
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Seat height
31.5 in.
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32.0 in.
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Ground clearance
6.0 in.
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5.7 in.
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Weight
498 lbs.
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453 lbs. (wet)
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483 lbs. (wet)
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n/a = not applicable
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