2016 Intermot Motorcycle Show: Kawasaki Unveils Ninja 650

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The old Kawasaki ER-6 platform evolves into a new sports model that inherits the name of the traditional sporting green: Ninja 650.

The generous two-cylinder inline engine is derived from the ER-6. But it has been further evolved to overcome the Euro4 regulation and reduce fuel consumption, cut by 6.8%. The engine produces around 75bhp.

The frame changes in design and construction technology. Using the experience of the H2, it was made to a new structure with lattice steel pipes and also changes the aluminium swingarm with two asymmetrical arms.

They are curved right to leave space to the exhaust system. The weight has been reduced by 19 kg compared to the ER-6, dropping to 192 kg wet.

The wheels are 17 inches, while the braking system includes two discs at the front and one at the rear.

When it comes to aesthetics, there are so many references to the higher Ninja ZX-10 R, so much in the lines in the graphic.

The impact is much more aggressive, even if the driving position is not extreme and the handlebar is moderately raised.

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Story first published: Tuesday, October 4, 2016, 17:30 [IST]
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