Kawasaki has updated its middle-weight sport tourer, the Ninja 650, for 2023 in India. The updated model has now been bestowed with two-level traction control and the price of the bike stands at Rs 7.12 lakh. Now, if you think the Rs 12,000 price increment over the previous model isn’t justified and are looking for alternatives with a similar price tag, here are your options.
Kawasaki Z650RS: Rs 6.92 lakh onwards
The Z650RS is powered by the same engine as the Ninja 650. However, it gets a minimalistic, old-school design which looks stunning. The anniversary edition, in particular, is truly a looker with a green paint scheme and golden alloys. But it’s a quintessential modern-classic with an average feature list and basic componentry. Powering the bike is a 649cc, parallel-twin mill that produces 67.3bhp and 64Nm.
Moto Morini X-Cape 650: Rs 7.50 lakh
Moto Morini is an Italian brand that has newly entered India with three motorcycles. The X-Cape 650 X is the ADV member of the family which is quite an enticing package. It gets premium hardware like adjustable suspension and wire-spoke wheels with tubeless tyres. It also gets a large 7-inch instrument cluster, two-riding modes, dual USB charging ports, and an adjustable windscreen. As for the engine, it runs on a 649cc, twin-cylinder motor that makes 59.17bhp and 54Nm.
Triumph Trident 660: Rs 7.58 lakh
The Triumph Trident 660 is one of the most sought-after mid-size street bikes, especially for new big bike buyers. It is powered by a refined and potent 660cc, inline triple-cylinder engine that produces 80bhp and 64Nm. That performance, along with the kerb weight of 189kg, makes it a hoot to ride, mainly around corners. It’s also a compact and comfortable motorcycle with impressive features like Bluetooth connectivity, switchable traction control, and two riding modes.
(All prices are ex-showroom)