BS6 Kawasaki Ninja 650 launched at Rs. 6.24 lakh
Japanese automaker Kawasaki has launched the BS6 Ninja 650 in India at Rs. 6.24 lakh (ex-showroom). It costs nearly Rs. 35,000 more than its outgoing BS4 version. The updated motorcycle, to be assembled locally, comes with a bunch of design updates, new LED lights, a revised exhaust system, and a BS6-compliant engine. Here are more details.
The BS6 Ninja 650 comes with an eye-catching design with beefy-looking fairings, a muscular fuel tank, dual-LED headlamps, a wide pillion seat, and attractive body graphics. It also gets a transparent windscreen, a 4.3-inch TFT instrument cluster which can be connected to the smartphone via the Kawasaki Rideology app. Moreover, it now rides on new Dunlop Sportmax Roadsport 2 tires.
The new Ninja 650 draws power from a 649cc parallel-twin liquid-cooled engine which makes 67.3bhp at 8,000rpm along with a peak torque of 64Nm at 6,700rpm. In order to meet the BS6 norms, the motor gets a new airbox and an updated exhaust system.
In terms of safety, the updated Kawasaki Ninja 650 comes equipped with disc brakes on both the wheels, along with dual-channel ABS as standard. Meanwhile, the suspension duties on the motorbike are taken care of by 41mm telescopic forks on the front and a mono-shock suspension unit on the rear.
Kawasaki has launched the BS6 Ninja 650 in India at Rs. 6.24 lakh (ex-showroom). The motorbike will be available in two color options: Lime Green Ebony and Pearl Flat Stardust White. Finally, it will take on Honda's CBR650R in this mid-premium category.