Kawasaki Z650RS to get traction control in 2024

The Kawasaki Z650RS brings the retro torch to the standard Z650 in the company’s lineup, and the motorcycle may soon be updated globally with new safety features. According to the latest CARB filings in the US, the Z650RS will get an updated traction control system for the 2024 model year. The move is most likely to comply with local safety standards, which require traction control on motorcycles, but could also be implemented globally.

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April 12, 2023 at 12:19 am

The 2024 Kawasaki Z650RS is expected to gain traction control to meet U.S. market regulations, but the feature could become standard in other markets as well

That said, the Kawasaki Z650RS will be the last model in the brand’s 650cc lineup to get traction control. Kawasaki first introduced the safety feature on the Versys 650 in 2022, followed by the Ninja 650 and Z650 motorcycles in 2023. The motorcycle is equipped with Kawasaki Traction Control or KRTC which uses a wheel speed sensor based system in the 650 cc range. Apart from the KRTC, the Z650RS is also expected to get a revised instrument cluster and new color options on the motorcycle.

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Expect to see new color options and minor styling upgrades on the 2024 Kawasaki Z650RS

Expect to see new color options and minor styling upgrades on the 2024 Kawasaki Z650RS

The 2024 Kawasaki Z650RS with traction control is also expected to make its way to the Indian market. The bike is already available in India and it is also popular due to its simple construction and unpretentious nature. The 649 cc parallel-twin, liquid-cooled, fuel-injected engine produces 67 bhp at 8,000 rpm and peak torque of 64 Nm at 6,700 rpm. The motor is paired to a 6-speed gearbox. Supported by a trellis frame, the motorcycle is equipped with 41mm telescopic front forks and a rear monoshock with disc brakes and dual-channel ABS.

The Kawasaki Z650RS has no direct competitors in the Indian market, but it does compete with the Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 and the Honda CB650R, although the prices of the two motorcycles differ considerably.Speaking of which, the Z650RS is priced at ¥69.2 lakh (ex-showroom, India), and prices should rise when the 2024 version with traction control arrives.

First published date: April 12, 2023 at 12:19pm CST


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