2020 Kawasaki Ninja 650 Unveiled In India
Set to be launched next month, the BS6 Ninja 650 will cost Rs 56,000 more than the outgoing BS4 model
- The BS6 Kawasaki Ninja 650 is priced from Rs 6.45 lakh (ex-showroom).
- It gets sharper styling, new LED headlamps and two new paint options.
- Also new is a colour TFT instrument console with smartphone connectivity.
The BS6 Kawasaki Ninja 650 has been unveiled in India. It gets a cleaner motor with cosmetic and feature updates. The BS4 Ninja 650 costs Rs 5.89 lakh for the Standard variant and Rs 5.99 lakh for the KRT Edition. Kawasaki will price the new Ninja 650 variants between Rs 6.45 lakh and Rs 6.75 lakh (ex-showroom). The Ninja 650 is expected to be launched in February. Kawasaki has already unveiled the 2020 Z900 and Z650 in India. Both motorcycles are expected to be launched in the next couple of months.
While Kawasaki has not disclosed the new BS6 motor’s power output, we expect it to be similar to the BS6 Z650’s powerplant. The 649cc parallel-twin motor delivers 68PS at 8000rpm and 64Nm at 6700rpm. While power remains the same, torque has dropped by 1.7Nm and comes 200rpm higher. We expect the BS4 Ninja 650’s 6-speed gearbox and assist and slipper clutch to be carried over.
Other than a cleaner motor, the 2020 Ninja 650 gets cosmetic updates. The fairing has been revised and the front end now looks similar to the Ninja 400 and Ninja ZX-6R. It gets two new colours: white-black and the green KRT edition. The motorcycle now gets twin LED headlamps as well as a 4.3-inch colour TFT instrument console that can be connected to your smartphone via the Kawasaki Rideology app. While the underpinnings remain unchanged, the 2020 Ninja 650 gets stickier Dunlop Sportmax Roadsport 2 tyres.
You can read the complete press release from Kawasaki here:
Kawasaki launches the all New BS-6 compliant MY21 Ninja 650 in India
India Kawasaki Motors Pvt. Ltd. (IKM) announces the launch of India’s first locally manufactured fully faired BS-6 compliant MY21 Ninja 650. The new Ninja 650 will be available in 2 colours “Lime Green/Ebony” and “Pearl Flat Stardust White / Metallic Flat Spark Black”.
The new Ninja 650 is one of the most well-balanced motorcycles Kawasaki has produced, blending the fun and easy handling with optimal engine and chassis performance and the legendary sleek Kawasaki Ninja styling.
Riders can boldly ride the new Ninja 650 as nimble handling and direct feel are complemented by easy-to-manage power delivery and rider-friendly manoeuvrability, offering an ideal blend of sporty performance and everyday versatility.
The new Ninja 650 features the 649cc parallel twin-cylinder power plant and new styling, as well as a high- performance chassis and a full suite of state-of-the-art advanced rider support features.
Highlights of new MY21 Ninja 650 are:
1. 649cc parallel twin engine (Cleaner Emissions)
2. Sharper New styling with Twin LED Headlamps
3. 4.3” TFT colour instrumentation
4. Smartphone connectivity via RIDEOLOGY THE APP
5. Dunlop Sportmax Roadsport 2 tyres
Kawasaki motorcycles possess both power and grace so are often recognised as being different from other bikes. This results from certain guiding principles adopted at the design stage. Rideology is Kawasaki’s rider-centric development philosophy focused on how the riding experience offered by a Kawasaki is crafted, ensuring that our machines are fun to ride and rewarding to control. This approach has been the force behind many of our legendary machines, and in our pursuit of all possibilities, it will continue to guide the future creation of Kawasaki motorcycles.