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Key specs
  • Displacement649 cc
  • Transmission6 Speed Manual
  • Kerb Weight196 kg

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EMI   19,509/month EMI Calculated basis
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Down Payment - ₹ 1,27,420
Interest - 11 %
Tenure - 30 Months
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Kawasaki Ninja 650 Price


Ninja 650 Standard

 6,37,099 Avg. Ex-showroom price Disc Brakes, Alloy Wheels

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Kawasaki Ninja 650 Summary

Ninja 650 key highlights

Engine Capacity 649 cc
Transmission 6 Speed Manual
Kerb Weight 196 kg
Fuel Tank Capacity 15 litres

About Ninja 650

Kawasaki Ninja 650 is a sports bikes available at a starting price of Rs. 6,37,099 in India. It is available in only 1 variant and 3 colours. The Ninja 650 is powered by 649cc BS6 engine which develops a power of 67.3 bhp and a torque of 64 Nm. With both front and rear disc brakes, Kawasaki Ninja 650 comes up with anti-locking braking system. This Ninja 650 bike weighs 196 kg and has a fuel tank capacity of 15 liters.

The 2020 Kawasaki Ninja 650 gets a redesigned fairing, and twin, full-LED headlights that give it an aggressive look similar to the supersport Ninja ZX-6R and the Ninja 400. The motorcycle also features fairing integrated turn indicators, a muscular fuel tank, split-style seats, and an underbelly exhaust.

In terms of features, the 2020 Ninja 650 comes with a 4.3-inch full-colour TFT screen with Bluetooth connectivity. The screen can be paired to a smartphone via a dedicated app which also provides the motorcycle status and ride data. It does, however, miss the navigation function and controls to calls and music.

The mechanical specifications include a 649cc, parallel-twin motor which is now BS6/Euro-5 compliant that has resulted in a 1.7Nm decrease in torque. However, power output from the motor remains the same at 67.2bhp.

The bike employs 41mm telescopic forks upfront and a preload-adjustable monoshock at the rear. Braking duties are taken care of by 300mm disc brakes at the front and a single 220mm disc brake at the rear. Kawasaki is offering the Ninja 650 in three colour options. There is the KRT Green, Metallic Black with green highlights, and Pearl Blizzard White also with green highlights.
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Kawasaki Ninja 650 Expert Opinion

  • Good Things

    • 650cc parallel-twin motor is refined and punch
    • Comfortable riding position
    • Equipped with full digital instrument cluster
  • Could be Better

    • Spare parts are priced a bit high
    • Not comfortable for pillion
    • Limited service support

BikeWale's Take

The Ninja 650 is Kawasaki’s middleweight sports touring motorcycle. This bike has been developed to do long distance riding as well as daily commuting with ease. It sports a comfortable riding position, and with a punch 650cc parallel-twin motor, this bike can do triple digits all day. But the cost of maintaining this bike is more than usual. Plus, the brand has limited service support. 

Kawasaki Ninja 650 Review

We rode the Kawasaki Ninja 650 BS6 for a week in a variety of conditions to bring you this comprehensive review.


Kawasaki Ninja 650 Action

Kawasaki Ninja 650 has proven its mettle as a sports tourer since it was first introduced. The motorcycle received a major upgrade in 2017 when it was updated to comply with the BS4 emission norms.

Now, the Japanese middleweight sports tourer has received a new update to comply with the BS6 emission norms. With the transition, Kawasaki has revised the styling of the motorcycle, and the latest iteration of the Ninja 650 looks more desirable than ever before. Yet, despite all the updates (mechanical, visual, and features), the Ninja 650 BS6 is just Rs 34,000 more expensive than the BS4 model.

How does the new package work? We rode the motorcycle for a week in a variety of conditions to bring you this comprehensive review.


Kawasaki Ninja 650 Right Front Three Quarter

The fit and finish on the Kawasaki Ninja 650 BS6 justifies the premium price tag that it carries. The build quality is complemented by updated features that include a full-LED headlight assembly resembling the units on the Ninja 400 and the Ninja ZX-6R. The revisions to the front fascia also include a sharper design for the fairing and a revised angle for the windscreen. To top it off, Kawasaki has added the ‘Kawasaki Racing Team’ graphics (Lime Green Ebony) to the Ninja 650. The motorcycle is also available in Lime Green and Pearl Flat Stardust White paint options.

The Bluetooth-enabled instrument cluster packs a clean layout making it easy to read all the information on the screen. The rider can set the backlight (white or black) as per his convenience. The cluster includes a gear position indicator, tachometer, speedometer, odometer, fuel gauge, engine temperature, and fuel-economy details.

Kawasaki Ninja 650 Instrument Cluster

Venture beyond the instrument cluster, however, and the design looks similar to the old Ninja 650. Thus, you would see a muscular fuel tank, split-style saddle, and a compact, underbelly exhaust. Under the aesthetic upgrades, Kawasaki has retained the chassis and other components from the old Ninja 650. While the underpinnings have not received any change, the BS6 model benefits from Dunlop-sourced Sportmax Roadsport 2 tyres, and they work really well in dry conditions.


Kawasaki Ninja 650 Action

The suspension setup, which comprises of 41mm telescopic front forks and a preload-adjustable rear mono-shock, is set for comfort. Thus, the Ninja 650 glides over most undulations effortlessly and delivers a comfortable ride quality.

The tuning, however, affects the handling, and you’d especially notice it around the corners. Direction changes are fairly quick, although, do not expect a supersport-style response in the handling department as it takes some effort when going from side-to-side.

Kawasaki Ninja 650 Rider Seat

The ergonomics, too, are on the comfortable side. While the rider’s triangle is committed enough to feel sporty, it isn’t too aggressive to cause discomfort. The clip-on style handlebar is sufficiently high while the footpegs aren’t too rear-set, thus delivering touring-friendly ergonomics. Moreover, the seat height is just 790mm, which makes terra-firma easily accessible. With a height of almost 5’10, I could put both my feet flat on the ground, thus making it easier to move the motorcycle around in parking spaces.

The turning radius is sufficiently short to filter through bumper-to-bumper traffic, although the mirrors are wide, and you’d either have to fold them, or be extra cautious when making your way between the cars.


Kawasaki Ninja 650 Action

Despite complying with the BS6 emission norms, the latest iteration of the Ninja 650 makes nearly the same power and torque output as the BS4 model. The 649cc, parallel-twin, liquid-cooled motor produces 67.3bhp at 8,000rpm and 64Nm at 6,700rpm.

The motor packs a meaty mid-range that makes the Ninja 650 versatile and easy to use. The motorcycle will keep marching forward anywhere above 2,000rpm without much stress on the motor. It starts to pull away cleanly from 4,000rpm with a noticeable step-up closer to the 7,000rpm mark. The power delivery is linear, so novice riders wouldn’t find it intimidating. Still, there’s enough grunt in the motor to keep the experienced riders engaged.

Kawasaki Ninja 650 Engine From Right

The second gear will take you past a ton on the speedometer while the third cog will cross 130kmph before hitting theredline. The fourth gear will take you until 160kmph before reaching the 10,000rpm redline, and you’d still have two more gears at your disposal. The motorcycle cruises at highway speeds (80kmph) at just 4,000rpm while 100kmph comes at 5,000rpm in the sixth gear. That’s a sweet spot to cruise with no strain on the engine, and sufficient reserves of power for quick overtakes. 

The meaty mid-range ensures that the motorcycle is just as easy to ride in the city as it is on the highway. The heat management is commendable too, and despite taking the Ninja 650 out for a spin on a hot October afternoon, things were pretty comfortable.

Kawasaki Ninja 650 Front Disc Brake

While the engine is praiseworthy, the refinement levels have some scope for improvement. There’s a noticeable tingling sensation from the saddle and the footpegs right from the mid-range. Moreover, the six-speed gearbox feels slick and works fine most of the time, although we faced issues with the downshifts on several occasions.

The braking setup complements the engine performance, and it delivers a sharp feedback with a good initial bite. The anchoring setup comprises of the 300mm twin rotor at the front and a 220mm single disc at the back – both grabbed by Nissin-sourced callipers while the safety net includes dual-channel ABS.


Kawasaki Ninja 650 Head Light

The latest iteration of the Ninja 650 is loaded with better hardware than its predecessor. The motorcycle benefits from a full-LED headlight and a new design for the taillight. The premium quotient is further enhanced by the new, colour TFT display with Bluetooth-connectivity.

Kawasaki Ninja 650 Instrument Cluster

The Bluetooth module works with Kawasaki “Rideology The App”, although the system does not offer controls to incoming calls or music. The smartphone app shows data about the vehicle and the riding log, but the customisation options are limited for the Ninja 650. If you do, however, own a premium model like the Ninja 1000 SX or the H2 series, you can set parameters such as riding modes, traction control, etc. through the smartphone app.

Fuel Economy

Kawasaki Ninja 650 Instrument Cluster

The Ninja 650 BS6 delivers about 19kms (city and highway) to a litre of petrol. With a 15-litre fuel tank, the motorcycle can cover close to 300kms between fuel stops.

Fitness of Purpose

Kawasaki Ninja 650 Right Side View

The Kawasaki Ninja 650 has proven its mettle as a sports tourer, while its versatile character makes it easy to ride in the city. Thus, the Ninja 650 should appeal to buyers who’re stepping into the middleweight segment, and want to use it as an everyday motorcycle.

Our Take

Kawasaki Ninja 650 Front View

The Kawasaki Ninja 650 is well-mannered at lower revs, with sufficient excitement packed in the mid- and the higher revs, which makes it perfectly practical for everyday use. At the same time, it'll go munching miles over the weekend as you sit cocooned behind the protection of the fully faired design. The updated styling makes it a definite attention grabber wherever it goes while the added features such as an LED headlight and Bluetooth-enabled instrument cluster enhance the overall desirability factor.

On the downside, the refinement levels could've been better and the ground clearance could've been higher, but that's not a deal breaker. It isn’t very expensive as compared to its predecessor either. At Rs 6.24 lakh, the Ninja 650 BS6 is just Rs 34,000 more than the previous model, and it’s a perfect upgrade for anyone who is looking to move to the middleweight segment of the two-wheel world.

Photography by Kapil Angane

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Ninja 650


  • Power & PerformancePower & Performance

    Fuel Type Petrol

    Max Power 67.3 bhp @ 8,000 rpm

    Max Torque 64 Nm @ 6,700 rpm

    Cooling System Liquid Cooled

    Transmission 6 Speed Manual

    Transmission Type Chain Drive

    Emission Standard BS-VI

    Displacement 649 cc

    Cylinders 2

    Bore 83 mm

    Stroke 60 mm

    Valves Per Cylinder 4

    Compression Ratio 10.8:1

    Ignition Digital

    Spark Plugs --

    Clutch Wet Sump

    Fuel Delivery System Fuel Injection

    Fuel Tank Capacity 15 litres

    Reserve Fuel Capacity --

    Riding Range Maximum distance a petrol bike can travel on a full fuel tank and an electric bike can travel on a full charge --

    Mileage - ARAI --

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  • Brakes, Wheels & SuspensionBrakes, Wheels & Suspension

    Braking System CBS, IBS, SBT, UBS, HBS - Combined braking of both front and rear wheel | ABS - Anti-lock braking system which can be just for front wheel (single channel) or both wheels (dual channel) or can be switched off (switchable) | E-ABS - Electronic assisted braking system | Standard - Cable operated Dual Channel ABS

    Front Brake Type Disc

    Front Brake Size 300 mm

    Front Tyre Size 120/70ZR17M/C (58W)

    Rear Tyre Size 160/60ZR17M/C (69W)

    Tyre Type Tubeless

    Rear Brake Type Disc

    Rear Brake Size 220 mm

    Calliper Type Front-2-Piston , Rear-Single Piston Calliper

    Front Wheel Size 17 inch

    Rear Wheel Size 17 inch

    Radial Tyres Yes

    Wheel Type Alloy

    Front Suspension ø41 mm telescopic fork / 125 mm

    Rear Suspension Horizontal Back-link with adjustable preload / 130 mm

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  • Dimensions & ChassisDimensions & Chassis

    Kerb Weight 196 kg

    Overall Length 2,115 mm

    Overall Width 740 mm

    Wheelbase 1,410 mm

    Ground Clearance 130 mm

    Seat Height 790 mm

    Overall Height 1,145 mm

    Chassis Type Trellis, high-tensile steel

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Odometer Digital

DRLs (Daytime running lights) Yes

Mobile App Connectivity Yes

Pillion BackrestNo

Pillion GrabrailYes

Pillion SeatYes

GPS & Navigation No

USB charging port No

Front storage box No

Under seat storage No

AHO (Automatic Headlight On) Yes

Speedometer Digital

Fuel Guage Yes

Tachometer Digital

Stand Alarm Yes

Stepped Seat Yes

No. of Tripmeters 2

Tripmeter Type Digital

Low Fuel Indicator Yes

Low Oil Indicator Yes

Low Battery Indicator Yes

Pillion FootrestYes

Digital Fuel GuageYes

Start TypeElectric Start

Shift LightYes



Electric System12V DC

BatteryMaintenance Free

Headlight TypeLED Headlamp

Headlight Bulb Type--

Brake/Tail LightLED Tail Lamp

Turn SignalYes

Pass LightYes

Additional features--

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  •  5Worth the money! 2 months ago by Lance Coutinho, Mumbai

    The buying experience wasn’t upto my expectation from the showroom where I purchased the bike, but it depends on the showroom how special they try to make you feel. The ride quality is amazing, the way the bike pulls, which is very smooth. Also the bike might heat up in

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  •  5Our dream bike 5 months ago by Ayush Mishra, Pune

    The features of This bike are very good it stands in the road like a tiger and its milage we cannot judge because its milage is 75_80 and it's cover the distance f 5000 km in 30min it's colour like a real nature seen its styles like superman bike and its speed like a re

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      75 kmpl

  •  5Beauty and the beast 5 months ago by Giri, Bangalore

    I have taken this beauty on a ride from calicut to wayanad to bangalore (hilly terrain) and from bangalore to coimbatore and back to bangalore (highway terrain). Both the rides were nothing less than amazing, the control of the bike, the pick up, the turn radius on the

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