Kawasaki has launched the BS6 Ninja 650 with a price hike of Rs 35,000 but it also gets subtle styling changes and a new digital instrument cluster. Other than BS6 compliance, there are no mechanical updates however.
Kawasaki has launched the BS6 Ninja 650 in India for a price of Rs 6.24 lakh, ex-showroom. The BS6 Kawasaki Ninja 650 is now Rs 35,000 more expensive than its BS4 counterpart and while the hike may seem pretty steep, its not just a BS6 update. Kawasaki has also revised the styling of the BS6 Ninja 650 and added a little more equipment on offer as well to give the motorcycle a fresh appeal.
The 2020 BS6 Kawasaki Ninja 650 gets a much sharper fairing and new lED headlamps that have been inspired by the Ninja 400. The motorcycle also gains a new 4.3-inch colour TFT instrument console which can even be synced to your smartphone through the Kawasaki Rideology app. Along with this, Kawasaki has also tweaked the pillion seat to make it a little more comfortable than before.
But let’s talk of the heart of this motorcycle. The BS6 Ninja 650 continues to be powered by the same 650cc parallel-twin engine that produces 68PS at 8000rpm and 65.7Nm of peak torque at 6700rpm. The engine output numbers remain the same as before. However, Kawasaki claims that the engine has been tuned for better mid-range performance as compared to the BS4-spec model. The engine is mated to a 6-speed transmission as before.
The rest of the motorcycle largely remains unchanged. The Ninja 650 weighs the same at 196kg as the outgoing model and the seat height is also the same at 790mm. The fuel tank capacity also remains the same at 15 liters and the underpinnings of the motorcycle also remain unchanged. It uses conventional 41mm telescopic forks at the front a pre-load adjustable monoshock at the rear. Braking duties are handled by 300mm twin-discs at the front a 220mm disc at the rear with dual-channel ABS.
The BS6 Ninja 650 however gets new set of tires with Dunlop Sportmax Roadsport 2 at both ends. Kawasaki is offering the motorcycle in two paint schemes – Lime Green and Pearl White. Bookings for the motorcycle are also open and can be done at any authorized Kawasaki dealership (now that dealerships have resumed operations) or you can even drop in an enquiry at the company’s official website.