Scoop: Kawasaki brings all-new 2020 Ninja 650

 Scoop: Kawasaki brings all-new 2020 Ninja 650

Kawasaki brings all-new 2020 Ninja 650 while the rumors were strong that Kawasaki might discontinue Ninja 650 and put all the goodies in Ninja 400 from Ninja 650 turned out to be wrong.

The new Ninja 650 looks aggressive with front inspired from its older sibling ZX-6R and rear is as-is. There are considerable changes in the new model.

Comparison New vs Old Ninja 650

  • Overall height: 1,145mm / 1,135mm
  • Torque: 64Nm / 6,700rpm / 65.7Nm / 6,500rpm
  • Fuel consumption: about 22.2km / L / about 23.3km / L
  • Emission regulations: EURO5 / EURO4
  • Meter: full color / analog & digital
  • Smartphone linkage: Yes / No
  • Handle switch
  • Headlight: LED / halogen
  • Tires: Dunlop Sportmax Roadsport 2
  • Front screen
  • Different exhaust system

While there are components that remain same when compared like frame, swing arm, caliper, disk same, same position.

2020 Ninja 650 Paint Schemes

  • UK / US : Lime Green / Ebony (KRT)
  • UK : Pearl Flat Stardust White / Metallic Flat Spark Black
  • UK / US:Metallic Spark Black and
  • US : Pearl Blizzard White

Specs of new 2020 Ninja 650

  • Total length: 2,055mm
  • Full width: 740mm
  • Overall height: 1,145mm [1,135mm]
  • Wheelbase: 1,410mm
  • Seat height: 790mm
  • Weight: 193kg
  • Fuel tank: 15L
  • Minimum ground clearance: 130mm
  • Engine: DOHC water-cooled 2-cylinder 4-valve
  • Displacement: 649cc
  • Bore x Stroke: 83mm x 60mm
  • Compression ratio: 10.8: 1
  • Gear: 6 speed
  • Horsepower: 50.2kw (68PS) / 8,000rpm
  • Torque: 64Nm / 6,700rpm [65.7Nm / 6,500rpm]
  • Fuel consumption: about 22.2km / L [about 23.3km / L]
  • Front suspension: 41mm upright
  • Rear suspension: Monoshock (preload)
  • Trail: 100mm
  • Front brake: 300mm / 2POT × 2
  • Rear brake: 220mm / 1POT
  • Front tire: 120 / 70ZR17M / C (58W)
  • Rear tire: 160 / 60ZR17M / C (69W) 
  • LED headlight
  • TFT LCD meter
  • Smartphone linkage
  • Improved tandem seat comfort (center 5mm, both ends 10mm thick)
  • Dunlop Sportmax Roadsport 2

The full color LCD speedo is adopted from Supercharged Z plus it has smartphone collaboration which is something good.Price remains same $ 7,799 which is astonishing.

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