Replacing the ER-6f, new Kawasaki Ninja 650 comes with a host of updates and improvements, making it one of the most appealing bike with a front fairing in the segment.
The updates, let’s get on with it. There is a new trellis-type steel chassis and aluminum swing-arm, that has helped in weight reduction. Guess by how much. A whole 19 kgs. Yes, the Ninja 650 is 19kgs lighter than the ER-6f.
The new Kawasaki Ninja 650 is aimed at riders looking to enter the middleweight bike segment or are trading down from a bigger bike. Though the 649 twin cylinder engine is same as before, it has been retuned to meet emission norms. Compliant with Euro4 emission limits, fuel economy stands improved at 6.8 percent compared to ER-6.
Power figures are claimed at 69hp. Kawasaki says its tuned for an excellent low-to-mid-range urge. In order to meet emission norms, the engine now delivers 3 hp less at peak, as compared to before.
Talking about features, the centre cluster features an adjustable shift-up light, rev counter needle that lights up in red, digital gear indicator, and ambient temperature gauge. It also gets Nissin brake calipers along with ABS.