Jun 8, 2011

9 Kawasaki Ninja 650R launched in India [Price/Specifications/Details/Hi-Res Images]

Live from the Official Launch: Am posting this direct from the official launch, which is happening today at the Akurdi Plant of Bajaj Auto in Pune.

At Rs. 4.57 Lakhs (Ex-Showroom), the Ninja 650R is priced slightly lower than the Hyosung GT650R in India..!!

Exotic motorcycles which used to be stuff of childhood dreams are no longer dreams in India. Provided you have the moolah of course. The latest to join the bandwagon of Imported “drool maal” on motorized 2 wheels to land in India is the Kawasaki Ninja 650R.

Like the Ninja 250R, even the Ninja 650R has been brought to India in the CKD (Completely Knocked Down) form and assembled by Bajaj Auto at its plant in Chakan, Pune.

Kawasaki Ninja 650R India Launch

Mr. Rajiv Bajaj (MD Bajaj Auto) at the Ninja 650R launch

Note: I also got the opportunity to TEST RIDE the Ninja 650R, the review of which will be coming up in the next post.

First things first..

Price of the Ninja 650R in India: Rs. 4.57 Lakhs (Ex-Showroom Delhi). Which means it should be less than Rs. 5 lakhs for most parts of India.

Color: You can have any color as long as it’s Lime Green..!!

Max. Power/Torque of the Ninja 650R in India:

  • Maximum Power: 72 Ps @ 8500 rpm

  • Maximum Torque: 66 Nm @ 7000 rpm

Needless to say that the pleasant shocker is the price here. With the only direct competition to the Ninja 650R, the Hyosung GT650R priced at 4.75 - 4.90 Lakhs (Ex-Showroom) in India, the price of the Kawasaki Ninja 650R is ultra competitive to say the least.

With the Kawasaki branding and a strong after sales support from Bajaj Auto, the Ninja 650R could have been even priced at 25-50K premium and still nobody would have complained.

According to the official press release, the engine of the Ninja 650R has been tuned to run on 91 Octane petrol and hence customized for Indian conditions/fuel.

The Ninja 650R bridges the chasm between the 1000(+) cc big boys from Yamaha, Honda, Suzuki, Ducati and the Harley Davidson models on one side and the Ninja 250R on the other side not only in terms of engine cc/power/torque but also in terms of the all important price tag.




For more information, visit the Official Indian Site for the Ninja 650R

Kawasaki Ninja 650R Technical Specifications

ENGINE

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke Parallel Twin Cylinder
Displacement: 649 cm3

Maximum Power: 72 Ps @ 8500 rpm
Maximum Torque: 66 Nm @ 7000 rpm

Bore x stroke: 83 x 60 mm
Compression ratio: 11.3:1
Valve/Induction system: DOHC, 8 valves
Fuel system: Digital Fuel injection: ø38 mm x 2 (Keihin)
Ignition: TCBI with Electronic Advance
Starting: Electric

TRANSMISSION

Transmission 6-speed, return
Final Drive Sealed Chain

CHASSIS

Frame Type: Diamond High-Tensile steel
Tyre front: 120/70ZR17M/C (Tubeless)
Tyre rear: 160/60ZR17M/C (Tubeless)
Suspension, front: 41 mm telescopic fork / 120 mm travel
Suspension, rear: Offset laydown single-shock with adjustable preload / 125 mm travel
Brakes, front: Dual 300 mm petal discs
Brakes, rear: Single 220 mm petal disc

DIMENSIONS

Length x Width x Height: 2,100 mm x 760 mm x 1,200 mm
Wheelbase: 1,410 mm
Ground Clearance: 145 mm
Seat height: 790 mm

Kerb Weight: 204 kg
Fuel capacity: 15.5 litres






Kawasaki Ninja 650R [Hi-Res Photos]

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9 Comments:

Sajal said...

Is that you in the pic?? :o

S.P - Biker Next Door said...

No bro.. the pics are part of the official press kit

shekhar said...

does it have ABS?

S.P - Biker Next Door said...

No Shekhar,

currently only the Non ABS variant is up for sale in India

PAUL rEwiND said...

will the black color of this bike be available anytime soon????

i know that the bike is only offered in india in the green color.

S.P - Biker Next Door said...

@Paul,

there has been no official word for any other color. not sure about the future though

PAUL rEwiND said...

booked my 650 today!!!!
3 months wait :( :(

S.P - Biker Next Door said...

@Paul

Congrats bro..!! Think that you will be getting delivery post "Monsoon".. in that way the 3 month wait would be easier to bear

:-)

Anonymous said...

I wanna ask that which one is better or the best in all terms, i.e., riding, mileage, city riding conditions, long drives, durability, servicing cost, maintainance, availability of parts and at last, the resale value.....
Which 1 is da better....
I m thinkin of ninja, coz though it has less looks than hyosung it is a quality bike.. and nothing to worry bout...

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