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Rs. 4.97 Lakh
Discontinued Model since 21 Apr 2020

Kawasaki Ninja 650 Overview

Kawasaki has brought the new Ninja 650 to India. Prices for the updated bike will be announced soon but it is likely to be between Rs 6.45 lakh and Rs 6.75 lakh (ex-showroom India). That means you will end up paying at least Rs 55,000 more for the BS6-compliant bike. Head here for more details.

The updated Ninja 650 gets a sharper styling compared to its predecessor. Apart from a set of new paint options and a new LED headlamp unit, the 2020 Ninja 650 comes equipped with a 4.3-inch TFT display with Bluetooth connectivity and GPS functionality. The Ninja 650 is powered by the same liquid-cooled, parallel-twin cylinder engine as before. However, expect Kawasaki to bring a BS6-compliant model to our shores, which might have the same power output as before - 68PS and 65.7Nm. The motor is mated to a 6-speed transmission. More details on the 2020 Ninja 650here.

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Must Read Questions & Answers Before Buying Ninja 650 (2011-2020)

Q. Does upcoming Kawasaki Ninja 650cc Bs6 Model sitting position is looks like a super bike ?
  • No, the ergonomics of 2020 Kawasaki Ninja 650 BS6 hasn't been changed, the riding position is still fairly commuter-ish and upright though, and feels relaxed and doesn’t load up your wrists. Do take a test ride in order to clear your all doubts. Check out authorised dealership details.
Q. Which is better CBR 650 or Ninja 650?
  • Both bikes are good enough. If we talk about power performance, Honda CBR650R has an upper hand, as it puts out 88.37 PS/60.1 Nm. On the other hand, Kawasaki Ninja 650 delivers 68 PS/65.7 Nm. So, at a price premium over Ninja 650, CBR offers better power. Though both the bikes have engines with similar capacity i.e. 648.72 cc and 649 cc in CBR 650R and Ninja 650 respectively, Ninja comes with twin-cylinder engine on the other hand, CBR gets a 4 cylinder engine. So, it is more refined and it makes a louder and sporty sound. CBR offers wider rear tyre which results in better road grip and bigger disc brakes offer better braking efficiency too. In terms of ergonomics, Ninja 650 offers better comfort and its low seat height results in ease of rideability. Moreover, for better clarification, we would suggest you to take a test ride. Check out authorised dealership details. Compare both the bikes according to variants.
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Q. What is the difference between STD edition and KRT Edition - Ninja 650?
  • Additional 20k for nothing?????..Krt edition comes with the traditional Kawasaki green paint scheme. How the bike appeals to you is part of the whole package even looks is always subjective. I will never pick any other color on a Kawasaki. BTW, I just picked up the new 2020 Ninja 650 Krt edition a month ago and loving it!
  • Krt ..means Kawasaki racing team.Main difference is price . Additional 20k for nothing. please buy if ..at the earliest when bike manufactures put R ,RR, Slimited means you lose extra bucks for little changes ....is it? At least not in a panigale. Thanks.
  • Additional 20k for nothing????.....Krt edition comes with different color scheme and it's Kawasaki green. How the bike appeals to you is part of the whole package even looks is always subjective. I will never pick any other color for a Kawasaki.
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Q. Does this bike sounds like a superbike with stock exhaust - Ninja 650?
  • Yes, it sounds like a superbike. The bike continues to use an underslung exhaust which does not sound very different from the older unit. There’s a lighter, better sounding Akrapovic exhaust on offer too, as a part of accessories that will be sold through dealerships.
  • Not like in a 4 cylinder .
  • No this bike doesn't sound like Superbike it's parallel twin only inline four cylinder makes Superbike sounds
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Q. I want to buy a Sports bike and I have short listed Kawasaki Ninja 650 & Honda CBR 650R according to my budget. Which will be best for me? I have not ridden any sports bike before but I have TVS Apache RTR 160. So will I face problems while riding any one of these (Kawasaki Ninja 650 & Honda CBR 650R)?
  • I too agree 10 lac otr for a refined cbr650.It resembles its 1000 cc siblings..sometimes to the 250.Its a pure 4 cylinder..no need for after market exhaust. Ninja 650 with excellent refinement, stability is a two cylinder sports tourer less heat from engine tft display excels when in terms of price and service excellence. Why not zx 6R 2 lac more ..than cbr with a real track gene Thanks.
  • If you go through ninja better wait for 2-3months because ninja650 2020 is coming model much sexier than the old version
  • Cbr650r will be best bcoz it has inline 4 sounds sexier then ninja 650 and lesser service cost compared to Kawasaki
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Kawasaki Ninja 650 User Reviews

4.2 /5
64 reviews & ratings
  • Performance
    4.7/5
  • Comfort
    4.6/5
  • Features & Styling
    4.5/5
  • + 2 more
  • Maintenance Cost
    3.5/5
  • Mileage
    3.8/5

Preferred For : Daily Commute & Tours

39% of users have given a rating of 4.5 and above

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  • 4.6

    Owner of a blue 2018 since last 6 month.Used to dream of 300 since childhood, upgraded from RS200.TOO MUCH FUN10% city use, hard riding, top speed 200kmph meter limited.Highway overtaking is a joke..... Be careful on the turns, speeds up real quick. Best @ 7-9.5k rpm... Even soundGo and own one 😊

  • 4.2

    the most nimble, unscarry, comfortable sports tourer, you will love it if you are upgrading from lower cc segments bikes cause the power is thrice as high as some 220-400 cc bikes, given with the amount you are paying for this bike i gurantee you would never be dissatisfied for any reason !

  • 4.2

    Its a awseome bike with plenty power and comfortable for long rides(not for pillion) Edit:-But the 2020 model has been updated with good screen and a good pillion seat

  • 3.4

    Can’t explain it can be felt only by twist of throttle. Very torquey engine best in class power. But very bad brakes.

  • 4.6

    It is a very good bike ideal for leisure and tours not sure about daily commute as I dont use it for this purpose.

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