Kawasaki India has finally launched the much awaited 2019 Ninja 650 black priced at Rs 5.49 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The 2019 Kawasaki Ninja is also available in KRT (Kawasaki Racing Team) edition with a price tag of Rs 5.69 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). One can also get the Ninja 650 in Blue which will be sold as the (Model Year 2018) MY18 version. The Kawasaki 650 has been a favourite entry level sportsbike for many in owing to its easy to ride ability, and sporty look. The bookings of MY19 Ninja 650 are open and customers can visit their nearest dealership for booking.
The 2019 Kawasaki Ninja 650 is nothing more than cosmetic change just an addition of new color options to keep its portfolio fresh, and thus the bike mechanically remains the same as compared to its previous iterations. The 2019 Ninja 650 remains powered by a liquid-cooled, 4-stroke Parallel Twin DOHC (8 valve) 649 cc engine which delivers 67.2 Bhp of power at 8,000 rpm and generates 65.7 Nm at 6,500rpm. It comes mated to a six-speed transmission along with an assist and a standard slipper clutch.
The parallel twin engine is quick to respond, optimized for fuel efficiency, and offers strong low-mid range performance. It gets a dual 300 mm petal disc brakes in the front and 220 mm single disc at the rear. Standard ABS is on offer as usual. The front dual piston calipers, master cylinder and brake pads are new, and optimise brake touch and control. The 790mm seat height, 15-litre fuel tank, 140mm of ground clearance, 1,410mm wheelbase and 196kg kerb weight are all also unchanged. The front suspension sports a 41 mm telescopic fork while the rear comes equiped with Horizontal Back-link with adjustable preload. The Horizontal Back-link rear suspension is progressive character. Over a link-less type suspension, it makes for sporty performance and ride comfort.
The LCD screen features a negative display adding to the modern instrument cluster. Alongwith digital speedometer and gear position indicator, display functions include: odometer, dual trip meters, remaining range, current and average fuel consumption, coolant temperature, clock and Economical Riding Indicator.
The Ninja 650 received a major update in 2017. It got sharper styling and a new frame that made it lighter and more capable dynamically. The performance also received a boost despite marginal engine updates owing to the lighter weight. The bike was made about 22kg lighter than the previous Ninja 650 which gave a far better power to weight ratio and quicker performance. Inspired by the Zx-10R’s design, the bike looks a lot sportier too, giving its design a big improvement over the previous Ninja 650. The seats offered were of the split type instead of the single piece seat on the previous Ninja 650 . The rider seat height was kept 790mm, which was lower than the outgoing model.
“With this launch we are continuing a string of MY19 launches in India. In 650cc category we have four distinct motorcycles and Ninja 650 is one of them. We have observed a very stable demand for Ninja 650 in India at it comes with attractive price” commented Yutaka Yamashita, Managing Director of India Kawasaki Motors.
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