The Kawasaki Ninja 650 mid-weight sportsbike has just become more affordable than before. Kawasaki India has announced a price slash of INR 40,000 for the motorcycle. The new price is INR 4.97 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi).
Kawasaki says that the price slash is a part of its 120th-year anniversary celebrations across the globe. However, the fact that this discount is available only for the 2015 models indicate that it is a stock clearance offer.
Anyway, reduction of INR 40,000 is pretty attractive and is expected to make the Ninja 650 accessible to a wider group of audience. The new price is effective from August 1.
The Ninja 650 which is being assembled locally is powered by a 649 cc twin-cylinder liquid-cooled engine which is mated to a 6-speed transmission. The fully faired sportsbike has 72 PS and 63.7 Nm of torque on tap.
The Ninja 650 is held together by a twin-tube perimeter steel frame which is cushioned by 41 mm telescopic front fork and rear offset monoshock. Braking is courtesy of 300 mm twin petal discs at the front and a 220 mm petal disc at the rear. The motorcycle targets touring enthusiasts.
The Kawasaki Ninja 650 is positioned very close to its naked sibling, the ER-6n after the price slash.