Kawasaki launched the much awaited Ninja 650R

Mr.Rajiv Bajaj at Kawasaki Ninja 650R India Launch

Bajaj in partnership with Kawasaki launched the much awaited Ninja 650R today (June 8th 2011, Wednesday) in a press conference at Bajaj Auto Auditorium, Akrudi. Kawasaki Ninja 650R comes with a 4-stroke, DDHC 8-Valve, Parallel Twin (BSIII) 649cc engine that generates 72 ps @ 8500rpm and 66Nm of torque.

Kawasaki Ninja 650R is features Digital fuel injection, Keihin 38 mm Dual Throttle bodies and can in fuel type like unleaded petrol. It has a TCBI ignition with Electronic advance. The engine, mated with a six-speed transmission would work best with 91 Octane fuel. The bike will be available in two colors – Kawasaki signature green and black.

Kawasaki Ninja 650R comes with a Diamond high – tensile steel frame with 25mm rake and 106mm trail. The bike tyre is measured at 120 / 70-17 ZRIM / C (58W) and Size 160 / 60 – 17 ZRI7M / C (69W).

Ninja 650R comes with a wheelbase of 1410 mm and 145mm ground clearance. It has a fuel capacity of 15.5-litre, seat height at 790mm, Kerb weight at 204kg and the bike is measured at 2100mm in length, 760mm in width and 1200mm in height.

Kawasaki Ninja 650R Features –

  • Damped handlebars
  • Moto-GP Inspired Digital console
  • DRL with Hazard Lights
  • Triple Petal Disc brake
  • Super Ergonomics
  • Signature Mono suspension
  • Underslung exhaust


Kawasaki has managed to price the Ninja 650R pretty competitively compared to the Hyosung GT 650R which will be the main rival of this bike. The Ninja 650R has been priced at Rs.4,57,102/- (Ex-showroom, New Delhi) and Rs.4,57,915/- (Ex-showroom,Pune). The new Ninja 650R will be available at Bajaj Probiking showrooms across the country.

Like the Ninja 250R, even the Ninja 650R has been brought to India in the CKD (Completely Knocked Down) form and assembled by Bajaj Auto at its plant in Chakan, Pune. But as for now there are no plans to manufacture engines to avoid the extra import duty.

For technical specification on Kawaski Ninja 650R click here & also see the video of Kawasaki Ninja 650R after the jump.

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Video of Kawaski Ninja 650R –