2020 Kawasaki Z650 ABS MC Commute Review Photo Gallery

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We test ride Kawasaki’s mildly updated 2020 Z650 ABS in this video review.

We test ride Kawasaki’s mildly updated 2020 Z650 ABS in this video review. (Adam Waheed/)

The LED headlamp in the 2020 Z650 is one of the best we’ve ridden lately, after dark, even without corner lighting function.

The LED headlamp in the 2020 Z650 is one of the best we’ve ridden lately, after dark, even without corner lighting function. (Adam Waheed/)

In typical Kawasaki fashion, the Z650 has a peppy parallel-twin engine that’s full of rip-roaring character.

In typical Kawasaki fashion, the Z650 has a peppy parallel-twin engine that’s full of rip-roaring character. (Adam Waheed/)

A shapely gull-wing type swingarm hangs off the rear of the Z650 ABS. The rear suspension performs well with a good balance between comfort and sporty road-holding for a direct-mount non-linkage setup.

A shapely gull-wing type swingarm hangs off the rear of the Z650 ABS. The rear suspension performs well with a good balance between comfort and sporty road-holding for a direct-mount non-linkage setup. (Adam Waheed/)

A crisp 4.3-inch color TFT dash graces the Z650 ABS. It's bright and easy to read, day or night.

A crisp 4.3-inch color TFT dash graces the Z650 ABS. It’s bright and easy to read, day or night. (Adam Waheed/)

With a 412-pound curb weight, the 2020 Z650 ABS is a nimble naked bike. It turns easily and is compact and easy to park.

With a 412-pound curb weight, the 2020 Z650 ABS is a nimble naked bike. It turns easily and is compact and easy to park. (Adam Waheed/)

The rider seat is comfortable and well supported. However the seating position is cramped for a six-foot tall rider.

The rider seat is comfortable and well supported. However the seating position is cramped for a six-foot tall rider. (Adam Waheed/)

Kawasaki’s 649cc parallel-twin is a playful engine that has decent grunt at all engine speeds.

Kawasaki’s 649cc parallel-twin is a playful engine that has decent grunt at all engine speeds. (Adam Waheed/)

The ergonomics package certainly favors smaller riders. More experienced riders will yearn for a wider handlebar with more forward sweep.

The ergonomics package certainly favors smaller riders. More experienced riders will yearn for a wider handlebar with more forward sweep. (Adam Waheed/)

The Z650 ABS offers adjustable clutch position adjustment-- a nice detail for a motorcycle in this price range.

The Z650 ABS offers adjustable clutch position adjustment– a nice detail for a motorcycle in this price range. (Adam Waheed/)

Kawasaki’s classic ‘Z’ naked bike heritage is stamped into the LED taillight.

Kawasaki’s classic ‘Z’ naked bike heritage is stamped into the LED taillight. (Adam Waheed/)

Smartphone users can access vehicle information via Kawasaki’s iOS-compatible Rideology app.

Smartphone users can access vehicle information via Kawasaki’s iOS-compatible Rideology app. (Adam Waheed/)

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