Kawasaki Ninja 650R review
The Kawasaki Ninja 650R has been a popular mid-sized mount ever since its 2006 inception – so popular that Team Green has since added two 650cc siblings to its lineup. With its cutting design and astonishing versatility, it is no surprise the Kawasaki 650R excels in real world riding. Mating sportbike performance levels and comfortable seating position make Kawasaki Ninja 650R well-suited for slicing through commuter traffic, running errands and hitting the back roads or a track on weekend day. This versatility is great, because the more time a rider spends with the Ninja 650R, the stronger his/her desire to just ride for any reason becomes. Part of the charm of this sportbike is its design clarity. It blends an innovative engine and chassis into a package that doesnt truly project its intended engineering outcome until the a rider is melded into it.
Kawasaki Ninja 650R proved a worthy addition to the Ninja lineup thanks to user-friendly characteristics and versatility. On top of comfortable street rides, track sessions at Infineon aboard the 650R confirmed its confidence-building prowess for beginners and intermediates. The adaptable 650R has even served successful duty as flat track racer.
A major component in the achieving the size-efficient nature of the Ninja 650R is its compact liquid-cooled, fuel-injected, DOHC, 8-valve 649cc parallel twin engine. Featuring a confidence inspiring power delivery for new motorcyclists, the engine possesses a smooth responsiveness that is tuned for rider-friendly low and medium rpm ranges. The excellent mid-range characteristics make the 650R a natural in commuting environments, and slipping in and out of traffic will be a cinch thanks to its lightweight trellis frame and responsive steering. More specs and user manual of Ninja 650 R you can see in next overview.
Kawasaki 650R Ninja specifications
Model: Kawasaki Ninja 650R
Engine and transmission
Engine type: In-line 4
Torque: 48.5 Nm (4.9 kgf-m or 35.8 ft.lbs) @7000RPM
Bore x stroke: 83x60mm (3.3 x 2.4 inches)
Fuel system: Injection
Valves per cylinder: 4
Fuel control: DOHC
Ignition: Digital CDI
Cooling system: Liquid
final drive: Chain
More details Consult a Kawasaki repair manual.
Dry weight: 178.3 kg (393.0 pounds)
Seat height: 790mm (31.1 inches) If adjustable, lowest setting.
Overall height: 1270mm
Overall length: 2106mm
Overall width: 759 mm
Chassis and dimensions
Frame type: Semi-double cradle, high-tensile steel
Trail: 107 mm (4.2 inches)
Front suspension: 41mm hydraulic telescopic fork
Front tyre dimensions: 120/70-17
Rear tyre dimensions: 160/60-17
Front brakes: Double disc
Front brakes diameter: 300 mm (11.8 inches)
Rear brakes: Single disc
Rear brakes diameter: 220 mm (8.7 inches)
Fuel capacity: 15.51 litres (4.10 gallons)