Japanese two-wheeler manufacturer, Kawasaki, has showcased the all-new Ninja 650 at the 2016 Intermot in Germany. The motorcycle, based on ER-6f, has received mechanical and electronic updates and the company claims that the 2017 Ninja 650 has shed 19kg which will increase fuel efficiency by 6.8 percent.
The 2017 Ninja 650 is powered by a 649 cc parallel-twin motor which produces 69 hp of power. The manufacturer has worked on the engine that now gets longer header pipes, 36mm throttle bodies and redesigned intake and exhaust cams. This motor is mated to 6-speed gearbox with a slipper clutch and ABS which are standard. The motorcycle gets 41mm telescopic forks up front and at a preload adjustable mono-shock at the rear. The new instrumentation cluster features a tachometer and a black LCD screen. The motorcycle will be available in four paint schemes- lime green KRT edition,metallic spark black, pearl white and candy burnt orange.
The 2017 Kawasaki Ninja 650 is expected to launch by mid-2017 and should be competitively priced in this evolving middle-weight segment.