Kawasaki-Ninja-650R

As we reported earlier, Kawasaki plans to launch the Ninja 650R by June this year. The trial production of the Ninja 650R has already started in India and the bike is expected to be officially announced on the 8th of June 2011. The Ninja 650R is a low height performance bike with great punch, handling and a very compact from factor. There is no official word from the Bajaj Auto.

There is already a Ninja 650R teaser seen on the Baja Pro-Biking homepage on the Internet which is an indication of the launch horizon of the Ninja 650R in India. Kawasaki Ninja 650R will be launched in India as a CKD form and it has been accepted by the Government.

Kawasaki Ninja 650R will be a direct competitor against the Hyosung GT650R which recently launched in India. Kawasaki Ninja 650R might be over the Rs 6-lakh and of course, you can pay for the brand itself.

Technical specification of Kawasaki Ninja 650R –

Engine type Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke Parallel Twin
Displacement 649 cm³
Bore x stroke 83 x 60 mm
Compression ratio 11.3:1
Valve/Induction system DOHC, 8 valves
Fuel system Fuel injection: ø38 mm x 2 (Keihin)
Ignition Digital
Starting Electric
Transmission 6-speed, return
Frame type Diamond, high-tensile steel
Tyre, front 120/70ZR17M/C (58W)
Tyre, rear 160/60ZR17M/C (69W)
Suspension, front 41 mm telescopic fork
Suspension, rear Offset laydown single-shock with adjustable preload
Brakes, front Dual semi-floating 300 mm petal discs. Dual piston
Brakes, rear Single 220 mm petal disc. Single-piston
Dimensions (L x W x H) 2,100 x 760 x 1,200 mm
Wheelbase 1,410 mm
Ground Clearance 145 mm
Seat height 790 mm
Fuel capacity 15.5 litres
Curb Mass 204 kg / 208 kg (ABS)
Maximum power 72.1 PS / 8,500 rpm
Maximum torque 66 Nm  / 7,000 rpm

Also see – Kawasaki Ninja 650R to launch in India by June this year