2012 Kawasaki Ninja 650 has been launched in India with a price tag of Rs.5.0 lakh (ex showroom New Delhi). The Ninja 650 is powered by a 649cc engine that develops 71.07 bhp maximum power. The new bike is huge improvement over the outgoing model. The 2012 Ninja 650 comes with a set of all new panels. The sharper panels have been replaced with curvier panels. The 2012 Kawasaki Ninja 650 is built on a completely new chassis and suspension set up. The visor can be now adjusted according to the requirement of the rider. The bike now sports dual headlamps. Overall the bike looks more contemporary compared to outgoing model.
Kawasaki has repositioned the ignition ON switch over the fuel tank. This will ensure clear view of instrument cluster. The LED studded instrument cluster has a tachometer (analogue), average fuel consumption, distance to empty and economy riding mode indicator. The LED powered brake light has been mounted in the tail end. The fuel tank of 2012 Kawasaki Ninja 650 can hold slightly more fuel compared to outgoing model. The new bike has a kerb weight of 208 kg.
Bajaj’s ProBiking dealerships are now accepting bookings for new Kawasaki 650. The deliveries of the bike will start by end of this month or early next month. Bajaj will assemble 2012 Ninja 650 in their plant near Pune.
“We will start bookings from next week and in the next three to four weeks the delivery will begin,” said Mr.Amit Nandi, Vice President, ProBiking – Bajaj Auto.
Currently there only limited options are available in 650cc segment. Kawasaki Ninja 650 will have to face competition from Korean duo Hyosung 650R and Hyosung 650N. The Ninja 650 is priced above Hyosung 650R and 650N by few thousands but we think the former has an edge. We need to wait and see who will be the ultimate winner.
Source:- Autocar India