2023 Kawasaki Ninja 650 India Model Now Has Traction Control

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Kawasaki announces the launch of a new MY23 Ninja 650 updated with the KRTC (Kawasaki Traction Control) feature. The Ninja 650 will be available in “LIME GREEN” and the price will be starting at INR 7,12,000/-(Ex-Showroom). Prices have gone up a full RS 1.12 lakh from the MY2022 model which cost RS 6.10 lakhs at launch. Kawasaki Ninja 650 is one very good all-rounder bike that we tested time and again over the years. Kawasaki Ninja 650 has 68 PS of power. Back in 2020, the Ninja 650 had 72 PS of power. The Versys 650 also went down to 66 PS from 69 PS. All these cuts down are largely due to meeting strict emission BS6 emission norms.

Kawasaki’s sport and supersport motorcycle line-up is back stronger than ever for 2023 with several models set to hit dealerships soon. After Versys 650 KRTC upgradation, Ninja 650 is also equipped with Kawasaki Traction Control (KTRC) in the 650-cc segment. Kawasaki’s advanced traction control system provides both enhanced sports riding performance and peace of mind under certain conditions to negotiate low-traction surfaces with confidence.

The KRTC system looks at several parameters to get an accurate real-time picture and allows riders to select between two modes to suit their riding situation and preference. Mode 1 is the least intrusive, helping to manage traction during cornering and is designed with sport riding in mind. In Mode 2, intervention occurs earlier, meaning when excessive wheel spin is detected the engine output is reduced to allow grip to be regained. This helps riders navigate wet pavement or bad stretches of road. Additionally, riders may elect to turn the system off.

2023 Kawasaki Ninja 650 India Model Now Has 68 PS and Traction Control

Highlights of the MY23 Ninja 650 are:
1. The New KTRC (Kawasaki TRaction Control)
2. 649cc parallel-twin engine (Cleaner Emissions)
3. Sharper New styling with Twin LED Headlamps
4. 4.3” TFT colour instrumentation
5. Smartphone connectivity via RIDEOLOGY THE APP
6. Dunlop Sportmax Roadsport 2 tyres

The Ninja 650 MY23 will start at INR 7,12,000/- (Ex-Showroom) and delivery will start from the mid of November. Customers can check the motorcycle’s estimated on-road price on the website’s on-road price estimator tab. Kawasaki website: https://kawasaki-india.comOn-road price estimator: https://kawasaki-india.com/on-road-price-estimator/

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
TYPE Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke Parallel Twin
DISPLACEMENT 649 cc
BORE AND STROKE 83.0 mm x 60.0 mm
COMPRESSION RATIO 10.8:1
VALVE SYSTEM DOHC, 8 valves
FUEL SYSTEM Fuel injection: ø36 mm x 2 with dual throttle valves
FUEL TYPE / MINIMUM OCTANE RATING Unleaded petrol/RON91
IGNITION Digital
STARTING Electric
LUBRICATION Forced lubrication, semi-dry sump
TRANSMISSION 6 Speed, Return
MAXIMUM POWER 50.2 kW {68 PS} / 8,000 rpm
MAXIMUM TORQUE 64.0 N.m / 6,700 rpm
ELECTRONIC RIDER AID Kawasaki Traction Control (KTRC – 2 Modes)

DIMENSIONS & CHASSIS
FRAME TYPE Trellis, high-tensile steel
RAKE / TRAIL 24° / 100 mm
TYRE – FRONT 120/70ZR17M/C (58W)
TYRE – REAR 160/60ZR17M/C (69W)
WHEELBASE 1,410 mm
GROUND CLEARANCE 130 mm
SEAT HEIGHT 790 mm
CURB MASS 196 kg
FUEL CAPACITY 15 litres
OVERALL DIMENSIONS (L X W X H) 2,115 x 740 x 1,145 mm

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