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2017 Kawasaki Ninja 650 launched in India – Price, Specs, Details

Kawasaki India announced the launch of five new motorcycles in India today. We have already spoken about the first bike which was launched (Ninja 300) in the earlier post. Let's talk about the second motorcycle, Ninja 650 in this post.

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Replacing the ER-6f, new Kawasaki Ninja 650 comes with a host of updates and improvements, making it one of the most appealing bikes with a front fairing in the segment. It was launched in India today at a starting price of INR 5.96 lakh, ex-showroom.

The updates. 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, Ninja 650 is 19kgs lighter than the ER-6f.

New Kawasaki Ninja 650 is aimed at riders eager to enter the middleweight bike segment or are trading down from a bigger bike. The 649 twin cylinder engine is same as before, and has been retuned to meet emission norms. Compliant with Euro 4 emission limits, fuel economy stands improved at 6.8 percent compared to ER-6.

New Kawasaki Ninja 650 Specs

Engine649 cc, 4-stroke, DOHC 8 Valve, Parallel Twin
Power71 Bhp @ 8500 rpm
Torque64 Nm @ 7000 rpm
Transmission6 speed
0-100 kmph4.65 secs
Top speed212 kmph

Power figures are claimed at 69hp. Kawasaki says it’s tuned for an excellent low-to-mid-range. In order to meet emission norms, the engine now delivers 3 hp less at peak, as compared to before.

New Kawasaki Ninja 650 Dimensions

Length2110 mm
Width770 mm
Height1180 mm
Ground Clearance130 mm
Seat Height805 mm
Wheelbase1410 mm
Kerb Wt211 kgs
Fuel Tank 16 liters
Front Tyre120/70-17 ZRI7M/C
Rear Tyre160/60-17 ZRI7M/C
Front BrakeDual 300 mm Tripe Petal disc with two-piston calipers
Rear BrakeSingle 220 mm Petal disc with single piston caliper

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 as standard.

Kawasaki India also launch four other motorcycles today. These are –

2017 Kawasaki Ninja 300
2017 Kawasaki Ninja Z650
2017 Kawasaki Versys 650
2017 Kawasaki Ninja Z900