Kawasaki and Bajaj recently celebrated the sale of the 1000th Ninja 250R in India. Due to the high level of success of the baby Ninja, the companies have decided to get in higher displacement bikes through the CKD route. Thus Bajaj-Kawasaki will launch the Ninja 650R in April, 2011 priced at Rs. 5 lakhs. The 649cc parallel twin produces 71bhp of power and 66Nm of torque, enough to satisfy the hunger of most Indian bike enthusiasts. If the Ninja 650R is a success, we can expect Kawasaki to launch ZX-14R which produces close to 200bhp and reaches 300kmph.
Kawasaki Ninja 650R Technical Specifications : –
Engine Four-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, four-valve per cylinder, parallel twin
Displacement 649 cc
Power 71bhp @ 8500rpm
Torque 66Nm @ 7000rpm
Bore x Stroke 83.0 x 60.0 mm
Compression Ratio 11.3:1
Cooling System Liquid
Fuel System Digital fuel injection with two 38mm Keihin throttle bodies
Ignition Digital CDI
Final Drive O-Ring Chain
Frame Type Semi-double cradle, high-tensile steel
Rake/Trail 25°/4.2 in.
Front Tire Size 120/70-17
Rear Tire Size 160/60-17
Wheelbase 55.5 in.
Front Suspension / wheel travel 41mm hydraulic telescopic fork / 4.7 in.
Rear Suspension / wheel travel Single offset laydown shock with adjustable spring preload / 4.9 in.
Front Brakes Dual 300mm Petal Disc with 2-Piston Caliper
Rear Brakes Single 220mm petal disc with single piston caliper
Fuel Capacity 4.1 gal.
Seat Height 31.1
Curb Weight 449.8 lbs.
Overall length 82.7 in.
Overall width 29.9 in.
Overall height 47.2 in.
Color Choices Candy Lime Green, Ebony, Metallic Island Blue
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