Ninja 650 2011 and 2012

A user review on Kawasaki Ninja 650. Written by Satyen Poojary on 21 May, 2013
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Satyen Poojary's Ratings

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Looks
Performance
Space/Comfort
Fuel Economy
Value For Money
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Version Reviewed
Good : Comfort, Torque
Bad : Braking, Lights

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Style

The Ninja 650, 2011 version looks nice and poised. The 2012 version is more meaner and uses the new metalic color scheme instead.  Personally, I like the 2011 version of the styling more.

 

Engine Performance, Fuel Economy and Gearbox

 The engine on the 2012 version is retuned to make for a comfortable riding experience. The torque delivery is extremely linear as compared to the 2011 version which spiked early on, and made in fun in the mid range and has a blank spot around 6000RPM. The gearbox is nice and almost unchanged for both the models

 

Ride Quality & Handling

The 650 is a very practical bike for the Indian market. It can take a lot of abuse, average roads etc. The braking is a sore thumb for the bike however. This can be fixed by using after market brake lines easily available online

 Final Words

 At the pricing provided, the Ninja 650 is a sweet deal with reliability and service on focus

Areas of improvement  

 Braking. Light spread. After sale support in terms of parts availability and cost

 

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