Kawasaki recently launched the 2012 Ninja 650R in global markets. The 2012 edition of the middle weight Ninja has received many changes, which although might look minute, are quite significant. Changes have been made to the front fairing, fuel tank, seats and tail section. A new twin-spar perimeter frame debuts on the 2012 Ninja 650R, which is stiffer and has improved handling. The engine of the Kawasaki Ninja 650R is largely unchanged with the 650 cc motor getting minute tweaks to better the low and mid-range power delivery. The Ninja 650R continues to produce 72 BHP of peak power at 8500 RPM and 65 Nm of peak torque at 7000 RPM.

Kawasaki claims the Ninja will return 17.7 kmpl and have even added an eco-mode should you feel the need to improve the fuel economy. Bajaj Auto will launch the updated Ninja 650R in India early next year. The Ninja is currently brought into India as a CKD from Thailand and with the updated model going on sale in Thailand, Bajaj Auto has no option but to get the 2012 edition of the Ninja 650 here, with the price seeing a slight upward revision. The current Ninja 650R was launched with introduction pricing. With improved performance, handling, braking and mileage, the 2012 Ninja 650R is a small but sure step forward for the Japanese automaker.

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