Kawasaki Ninja 650R to be priced at Rs 4.5 lakh?!!

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Whoa!  That was our first reaction when we heard the news, or rumor, whatever you may want to call it! But seems like this bit of information is coming from some reliable quarters, and the internet is abuzz with news flowing in every second on the pricing. If you just pinched yourself, just like we did, let us repeat, the new bike is said to be priced at Rs 4.5 lakh ex-showroom Delhi. And with the Ninja 650 at that price, there is only one place the Hyosing GT650R can be expected to go – out of business!

The Ninja 650R is internationally acclaimed to be an all rounder. Its extremely friendly riding position, butter smooth engine, great ground clearance and usable performance has made it a very popular among riders graduating from 250cc machines to a higher level. Plus there is the Kawasaki brand name behind this one , which would definitely give it more credibility and desirability than a Hyosung. If the news is true, we can bet our heads on thousands on enthusiasts heading straight to the banks to break their FDs or start a new savings fund to buy this one right away, including yours truly.

Guess its still a tad early, but if Kwasaki manages to price it at the prices quoted above, we won’t mind taking our hats off for a moment. Have a look at the tech specs of the Ninja 650R below and let us know your views on what you think about the pricing based on what you’re getting for the money

Engine type Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke Parallel Twin

Displacement 649 cm³

Bore x stroke 83 x 60 mm

Compression ratio 11.3:1

Valve/Induction system DOHC, 8 valves

Fuel system Fuel injection: ø38 mm x 2 (Keihin)

Ignition Digital

Starting Electric

Transmission 6-speed, return

Frame type Diamond, high-tensile steel

Tyre, front 120/70ZR17M/C (58W)

Tyre, rear 160/60ZR17M/C (69W)

Suspension, front 41 mm telescopic fork

Suspension, rear Offset laydown single-shock with adjustable preload

Brakes, front Dual semi-floating 300 mm petal discs. Dual piston

Brakes, rear Single 220 mm petal disc. Single-piston

Dimensions (L x W x H) 2,100 x 760 x 1,200 mm

Wheelbase 1,410 mm

Ground Clearance 145 mm

Seat height 790 mm

Fuel capacity 15.5 litres

Curb Mass 204 kg / 208 kg (ABS)

Maximum power 72.1 PS / 8,500 rpm

Maximum torque 66 Nm  / 7,000 rpm

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