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Kawasaki Ninja 650 (2011-2020)

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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.

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

Q. Which is better CBR 650 or Ninja 650?
  • It would be unfair to give a verdict as Honda CBR650R hasn't launched, so we'd you wait for the launch of the Honda CBR650R. Follow the link to get an alert when Honda CBR650R is launched.
Q. Can Kawasaki Ninja 650 be used as a every day bike?
  • It matters where you stay and how is the traffic. If it's bumper to bumper traffic then it is very tuff to maneuver.
Q. I am planning to upgrade from my R15 V3, looking for a middle weight faired Sports tourer under 10lakh on road. I am 5.7ft tall and weight about 60 kg. Suggest between CBR650R and 2020 Ninja 650. Thank you.
  • There is a way big difference in the prices of both the bikes. Honda CBR650R is priced at Rs. 8.88 Lakh (Ex-showroom Price, Delhi ) whereas Kawasaki Ninja 650 is priced at Rs. 6.54 Lakh (Ex-showroom Price, Delhi). If you are on a budget and looking for a feature-loaded bike with better power performance and track-based dynamics, you may go for Kawasaki Ninja 650. On the other hand, If you want a mix of sporty and highway riding, then Honda CBR650R would a great pick for you. Moreover, we would suggest you take a test ride before making the final decision. Follow the link and select your desired city for dealership details.Read more -Honda CBR650R vs Kawasaki Ninja 650.
  • Totally Go for CBR 650R, i had upgraded from R15 V1 (Still have her for work etc though) . if you wanna try Inline 4 power then CBR650R is the perfect choice
  • First of all I don't know what lakh is. 2ndly I haven't seen Ninja 650 that closely. I'd choose the one with more horsepower cause both are truth worth.
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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. 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)?
  • It’s just based on your need , Kawasaki 650 is 2 cylinder and CBR650R is 4 cylinder , seating posture in Kawasaki 650 so you can do like 500-700kms per day cos it has relaxed seating , but CBR 650 bit aggressive seating like sports bike so you can do like 200-400kms in a day !! My advice if you r like going to use it for daily use within city and long touring (500-700 + kms a ) go for ninja , it has aggressive 2cylinder makes you feel happy in city and in cruising highway at 120-140kmph , but if your use is like 2-4days a week and you go for week end breakfast rides like 200-300 kms with high sports driving energy and feel in cornerings go for CRB 650R !! 4cylinder engines need free road to feel it’s decent power cos it’s power comes in mid and high rpms ( half and above your bikes rpm meter ) so bit difficult to use those bike enjoyably in city with traffic conditions !! So decide wisely ! Test drive 200kms then buy !!
  • 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 haven't rode any sports bike before , you might want to go for a 300-400 cc segment . check it out and get familiar with the power and them move up the ladder . because on Indian roads even 650 inline 4 is more than enough to seriously injure you if you don't know how the power works on a proper sports bike .
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Q. Is the ground clearance enough for bad roads? What is the performance on off roads - Ninja 650?
  • Ground clearance is inadequate. Of course ninja 650 is a sports tourer not an adv so we cant expect off roading in a 650. Track and good roads suit her character. thanks.
  • The engine is smooth but the Ground Clearence is not enough even for good roads , tall speed breakers can damage the exhaust easily
  • Not enough for Bad roads,Its performance is very good
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Ninja 650 (2011-2020) User Reviews

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  • 4.6

    looking impressive,speed is Amizing, Maintenance Good

  • 2.6

    Its good and cool in looks but really I'm not a raser but is till I'm trying to defer triamp but really its take time to come close but one day I will dft

  • 4.2

    Aswom for ride

  • 4.2

    I want to buy, that's why I prefer ninja 650 for new riders.

  • 5.0

    Good looking furious better cool nice

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  • 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

  • 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 😊

  • 2.6

    Its good and cool in looks but really I'm not a raser but is till I'm trying to defer triamp but really its take time to come close but one day I will dft

  • 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


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