Just a month ahead of EICMA 2019, and Kawasaki has already shown its packing for the coming year. From the complete 2020 line-up of Kawasaki street bikes, we will talk particularly about the Ninja 650.
2020 Kawasaki Ninja 650 has received an evident cosmetic makeover. Starting from the front we have an ameliorated set of headlamps. No doubt those have been carried over from the siblings- ZX-6R and the Ninja 400. The bike’s nose sticks out even more with revamped, and sharper lines for better aero. The windscreen has been narrowed down from the sides but is tad bit taller for better wind deviation.
Contributing to the beefed-up look is the overall increased aero and redesigned fairing side panels. Overall, the 2020 Kawasaki Ninja 650 carries similar proportions but has a few changes. The pillion seat has been revised giving a taller backrest for the rider. The 2020 Kawasaki Ninja 650 will weigh around 194 kgs, closer to the on-going model.
After so many years, Kawasaki has finally decided to put in some work and add a 4.3-inch TFT display.
The dash will boast smartphone connectivity via manufacturer-specific Rideology app. This app lets the user glide over several options, the likes of riding logs, travelled routes, call notifications and a customisable display.
The 2020 Kawasaki Ninja 650 will run on 17-inch alloys and are slapped with a Dunlop Roadsport 2 rubber. Suspension duties at the front are done by a pair of 41-mm telescopic forks and a pre-load adjustable shock at the rear. Apart from the suspension, other carried over parts are the front brakes- dual-piston callipers with 300mm petal discs and the rear brakes- a single-piston calliper with 220mm disc. ABS will be standard for the India bound model.
The powerhouse for the 2020 Kawasaki Ninja 650 is the same as the 2019 model. A 650cc parallel-twin motor that grinds out 67 hp of power at 8000 RPM and 65.7 Nm of torque at 6500 RPM.
The 2020 Kawasaki Ninja 650 will cost Rs. 5.95 lakh (all prices, ex-showroom, India) and will be BS6 compliant when launched in India. The base model will wear Metallic Spark Black and the Ninja KRT will have the sports team’s lime green colour scheme.