India-bound 2022 Kawasaki Ninja 650 breaks cover: Things to note
The new Kawasaki Ninja 650 has broken cover alongside several other tweaked Ninja sportbikes. With the latest yearly update, the Ninja 650 has received a bunch of new changes including new paint schemes, sharper design, and updated mechanicals.
On the outside, the motorcycle sports a very aggressive exterior body design which is complemented by the new paint options - Metallic Matte Graphene steel/Metallic Diablo Black and Pearl Robotic White/Metallic Carbon Gray. There is also a KRT edition of the bike which is available in Lime Green/Ebony/Pearl Blizzard White paint scheme.
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It is available in ABS and Non-ABS /Special color and premium paint finish. Here is the price list of the US-spec 2022 Ninja 650 motorcycle -
- Ninja 650 Non-ABS: USD 7,699 ( ₹5.64 lakh)
- Ninja 650 ABS: USD 8,099 ( ₹5.93 lakh)
- Ninja 650 KRT Edition: USD 8,299 ( ₹6.08 lakh)
Some of the key features of the motorcycle include LED headlights, windscreen and Bluetooth smartphone connectivity via Rideology app.
At the heart of the 2022 Ninja 650 sits a Euro 5-compliant 649 cc parallel-twin engine featuring DFI with dual 36 mm Keihin throttle bodies. It gets a six-speed transmission. Previously, the engine was good enough to deliver 68 PS of maximum power at 8,000 rpm and 64 Nm of peak torque at 6,700 rpm.
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The suspension kit on the bike includes a 41mm hydraulic telescopic fork with 4.9-inch wheel travel and a horizontally mounted back-link with adjustable spring preload and 5.1-inch wheel travel. For braking, it uses dual 300mm petal-type discs and 2-piston calipers at the front and a single 220mm petal-type disc and single-piston caliper at the rear.
The bike is expected to be launched in India later this year.