2023 Kawasaki Ninja 650 launched in India at Rs 7,12,000
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In an attempt to do the Ninja 650 an even safer supersport, Kawasaki has updated the fully faired bike for 2023 with new technology. The 2023 model is priced at Rs 7,12,000 (ex-showroom), Rs 17,000 more than its predecessor.
The 2023 Kawasaki Ninja 650 comes with a new Traction Control (TC) system that includes two modes. While Mode 1 is intended for mild intrusion, Mode 2 kicks in earlier whenever wheel sleep is detected. Other than that, riders can also choose to disable the TC system.
What is unchanged?
Apart from the feature mentioned above, the Ninja 650 remains unchanged mechanically and aesthetically. It gets the same aggressive, sharp body design. The 649cc liquid-cooled parallel-twin engine also remains the same, producing 68bhp and 64Nm. It is mated to a six-speed gearbox and slipper and assist clutch.
In terms of features, the Ninja comes with a bunch of modern tech, including a full TFT instrument panel as well as smartphone connectivity. Apart from that, the supersport is now only available in one color option – Lime Green – while the other black shade is absent from the new update.
While the 650cc segment is not afraid of motorcycles in India, the Kawasaki Ninja 650 however has only one direct rival, which is the Honda CBR650R. That said, the Honda costs Rs 9,35,441 (ex-showroom Gurugram), significantly more expensive than the Ninja, even after the latter’s price hike.
Now that the Ninja 650 has received the TC update, expect its naked sibling, the Z650to get the same functionality soon.