- Kawasaki launches 2020 Ninja 650 BS6
- Priced lesser than the tentative cost announced by Kawasaki in January
- Will be a locally manufactured model
India Kawasaki Motors has finally launched the 2020 BS6-compliant edition of the Ninja 650 in India. The motorcycle has been pegged at Rs 6.24 lakh (ex-showroom) and it will be manufactured locally. The price is much lesser than the tentative cost of Rs 6.45-6.75 lakh which the company had announced in January this year.
As we had reported recently, several Kawasaki dealers across India have already started accepting bookings for the motorcycle via phone call. Interested buyers can also drop a booking enquiry through the company’s official website. With the overall operations currently disrupted due to the lockdown, the deliveries of the 2020 Ninja 650 are expected to start once all the Kawasaki dealerships reopen their shutters.
Kawasaki has given several updates to the Ninja 650 for the new model year. Firstly, the styling of the bike is slightly more aggressive now with a redesigned front fascia and main fairing. The motorcycle also gets full-LED headlamp and tail lamp while the instrumentation setup comprises of a new 4.3-inch TFT display which can be connected to the rider’s smartphone via Bluetooth.
While the 649cc, liquid-cooled, parallel-twin motor is the same unit as before, the intake and exhaust system have been tweaked for cleaner emissions. Although the power figures remain nearly identical to the BS4 model at 66.4bhp and 64Nm, the company claims it delivers better mid-range torque now. For better grip and handling, the motorcycle also comes equipped with Dunlop Sportmax Roadsport 2 tyres.