Quick Review: 2012 Kawasaki Ninja 650May 29, 2012 by: Rituraj Mishra
Kawasaki’s Ninja 650 has been reinvented and the aim is to make it a better sports bike for streets. Better looks and comfort are the mainstay of the bike and the change started on a very basic level and it no longer is named 650R.
A double pipe perimeter frame replaces the single one, which allows the chassis to have more rigidity without having to change the geometry of the frame.
Revised suspension, new instrumentation, improved engine performance, a more comfortable saddle, lower seat height are only few of the things that have gotten better.
The bike comes with a liquid-cooled Four-stroke, DOHC, four-valve, parallel twin engine which is complemented by a 6 –speed transmission. Front and rear brakes are Dual 300 mm petal discs with two-piston calipers and Single 220 mm petal disc with single piston caliper respectively.
A dry weight of 460.8 lbs and a price tag of $7,499, the only reason not to buy it is lack of some money.
Engine Type: Four-stroke, DOHC, four-valve, parallel twin
Engine Displacement: 649cc
Bore & Stroke: 83.0 mm x 60.0 mm
Fuel System: Digital fuel injection with two 38mm Keihin throttle bodies
Ignition: TCBI with electronic advance
Starting System: Electric
Wheel Base: 55.5
Seat Height: 31.7
Fuel Capacity: 4.2 gal
Dry Weight: 460.8 lbs. (Wet)