Kawasaki has launched the 2017 Ninja 650 in India. The new motorcycle has been priced at Rs 5.69 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The Kawasaki Ninja 650 was among the first high-displacement motorcycles to be launched by Kawasaki in India. The Kawasaki Ninja 650 is a sports-tourer and among the best motorcycles for touring in India. The Ninja 650 is assembled by Kawasaki at Bajaj’s Chakan plant and it retails for Rs 4.97 lakh, ex-showroom Delhi. The sharp and full-faired styling was among the key reasons for the success of the Ninja 650 in India. It has a big bike feel and the sporty design increased its appeal further. The 2017 edition of the bike was unveiled last year and it receives revised styling and a Euro4 emission-compliant motor.
The Ninja 650 is powered by a liquid-cooled, parallel-twin cylinder engine twin-cylinder engine delivering 67.5PS at 8,000rpm and peak torque of 65.7Nm at 6,500rpm. The motor is mated to a 6-speed transmission. The bike gets disc brakes on both ends for braking but ABS have been skipped to keep the cost low, which is disappointing. The 2017 Kawasaki Ninja 650 competes against the Benelli TNT 600GT and the Honda CBR650F in our two-wheeler space.