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Kawasaki 650s get traction control for 2023

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Two of Kawasaki’s evergreen 650 models, the Z650 and Ninja 650, will benefit from traction control in 2023, in addition to the annual colour updates, which sees the £7399 Z650 roadster available in three dark metallic options (black, silver or graphene). The graphene and black option is also offered alongside Kawasaki’s traditional lime green on the fully faired, £7649, Ninja 650.

Both models will benefit from the addition of safety enhancing traction control, or KTRC in Kawasaki speak. The system has two settings, plus the option to be disabled, with varying levels of intervention. The other update for 2023 is a switch to full LED lighting, including indicators. As before, the Z650 and Ninja 650 will be offered as an A2 licence compatible machine, as well as an unrestricted, 67bhp version.

As well as the 650s, Kawasaki’s learner legal 125s have also received a makeover. The faired Ninja 125 comes only in the option of Kawasaki’s traditional lime green racing livery, while the naked Z125 comes in green or grey options. Like the 650s, the 2023 Kawasaki 125s have attracted a price increase. Both 2023 125s are listed at £300 more than the comparable models from 2022, at £4299 for the Z125 and £4599 for the Ninja 125.

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