Kawasaki Motor India has been launched Ninja 650 at a price of Rs. 5.69 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The updated model gets some styling changes and is also lighter than the model it replaces the outgoing model and sports a host of upgrades for better performance and ride-ability. The Ninja 650 largely borrows its styling cues from the ZX-10R. It was globally unveiled at the 2016 INTERMOT show. The fairing and fuel tank get prominent contours while the tail section has been shortened. The aluminum swing-arm is a new unit, while the wheels have also been redesigned. The handlebars and seat height has been lowered so as to lower the centre of gravity of the bike. The rear end is characterized by X-pattern LED taillights. The bike also gets a new black and neon green colour scheme.
Power on the new Kawasaki Ninja 650 comes from the 649 cc parallel twin-cylinder engine. The motor is shared with the Z650 and churns out 67 bhp of power at 8000 rpm and 65.7 Nm of peak torque available at 6500 rpm. Paired to a 6-speed gearbox, bike now gets a slipper clutch as standard, while suspension duties are performed by conventional forks and a mono-shock setup at the rear.