Here’s All The Dope On The 2020 Kawasaki Ninja 650 BS6

The mid-sized sports tourer has been launched. Here’s all you need to know about it

 MY2020 Kawasaki Ninja 650 BS6 5 Things To Know

After unveiling the MY2020 variants of the Ninja 650, Z900 and Z650, Kawasaki has launched the Ninja 650 BS6 in India. This is a generational update for the mid-capacity sports tourer and apart from a cleaner motor, it gets major cosmetic and feature updates. Here are five important facts you need to know about the MY2020 Kawasaki Ninja 650 BS6:


It gets a new look:

MY2020 Kawasaki Ninja 650 BS6 5 Things To Know

The Kawasaki Ninja 650 BS6 now gets a completely new bodywork that is similar to Kawasaki’s newer Ninja models like the Ninja 400 and Ninja ZX-6R. It features new headlamps and a new windscreen that is placed lower than before but more upright for better wind protection. The pillion seat receives better cushioning now. It now comes in two dual-tone colours -- Lime Green Ebony and Pearl Flat Stardust White.


Gets new features:

The new headlamps now get LED lighting for the high beam, low beam and DRLs. Another major update is the new 4.3-inch colour TFT instrument console that comes with Bluetooth connectivity. You can connect your smartphone to the instrument console via Kawasaki’s Rideology app. 


Makes the same power as before:

MY2020 Kawasaki Ninja 650 BS6 5 Things To Know

The updated 649cc liquid-cooled parallel-twin motor makes the same 68PS at 8000rpm and 64Nm at 6700rpm as before. Kawasaki says that the Euro5/BS6 compliant motor features updates in the intake and exhaust areas and now offers better mid-range torque. It continues to use the same 6-speed gearbox as before. 

Also read: 2020 Kawasaki Ninja 650 vs Honda CBR650R vs CFMoto 650 GT: Spec Comparison


Gets stickier tyres:

The only update to the underpinnings is the more premium  Dunlop Sportmax Roadsport 2 radial tyres that replace the Dunlop Sportmax D214 tyres. Tyre sizes remain the same 120/70 ZR17 front and 160/60 ZR17 rear radials. The Ninja 650 BS6 continues to use a trellis frame with 41mm conventional forks and a linked monoshock. Braking is via dual 300mm discs up front and a 220mm rear disc brake with dual-channel ABS. Dimensions remain unchanged as well. The Ninja 650 BS6 weighs 196kg, gets a 790mm seat height and a 15-litre fuel tank. 


Pricing and competition:

The new MY 2020 Kawasaki Ninja 650 is priced at Rs 6.24 lakh (ex-showroom, India). That’s a premium of Rs 35,000 over its BS4 predecessor. The Ninja 650 BS6 competes with other 650cc sports tourers like the CFMoto 650GT and Honda CBR650R. Price-wise the Ninja 650 faces competition from the Benelli TNT 600i, Harley-Davidson Street Rod and SWM Superdual T.

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