Forty-Inch Flyer: 1977-1980 Kawasaki KZ650

Comparing the Kawasaki KZ650 to its primary 650cc 4-cylinder competitors, the Honda CB650 and the Suzuki GS650E.

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by Motorcycle Classics Staff

Kawasaki KZ650
Years produced: 1977-1980
Power: 49hp @ 8,000rpm (at rear wheel/period test)
Top speed: 108mph (period test)
Engine: 652cc air-cooled, DOHC inline four

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