Kawasaki Ninja 650 for 2020 unveiled gets a complete makeover
Japanese motorcycle manufacturer, Kawasaki has unveiled its latest sports tourer motorcycle to the world. The Kawasaki Ninja 650 for the year 2020 has received a complete makeover as the design takes lots of inspiration from the 650’s elder brother Ninja ZX6R. This particular design has been incorporated into Ninja 250, Ninja 400 as well as Versys 1000.
The sports tourer gets twin LED headlamp units with a longer nose. Side fairings, on the other hand, has been tweaked to make them sharper and aggressive. The windshield now stands taller for better windblast protection at higher speeds. This time, the pillion will be happier than before as the pillion seat is now wider and gets thicker cushioning.
Astride the new Kawasaki Ninja 650, you will be welcomed by all-new 4.3-inch full-color TFT display. This new instrument console is a first for the Ninja 650. THe new console has all the regular readouts like Speedometer, odometer, trip meters fuel gauge and temperature gauge. The interesting part is that it also delivers information like gear position indicator, average speed, average fuel economy, distance to empty, instantaneous fuel economy and more. You also get a shift indicator for proper upshifts. Along with all this information, you also get connectivity features via Kawasaki’s Rideology smartphone app. The app, once connected, will help you monitor your Ninja’s info, ride logs as well as phone notifications.
Complete details of the 650cc engine are not out yet but the company has made it clear that the new engine is BS6 compliant. In the present avatar, the 649cc parallel-twin engine pumps out 68bhp at 8000rpm and 65.7Nm of twisting force at 6500rpm. The engine is mated to a 6-speed gearbox. Ninja 650 can attain a top speed of 220kmph on the long straights.
Other vital components like frame, suspension, and brakes continue to be similar to the outgoing version of the bike. The tyres, on the other hand, are now Dunlop Sportmax Roadsport 2 for superior grip on the highways. Braking system comprises dual 300 mm discs at the front with 2-piston calipers and 220 mm disc with single-piston caliper at the rear. 41 mm front telescopic forks and monoshock at the rear helps in suspending the bike on the frame.
The 2020 Kawasaki Ninja 650 is priced at USD 7,799 in the US which is similar to the price of the outgoing model. If this happens in India, the price can come out to be Rs 5.89 lakh ex-showroom, Delhi.
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