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.

2016 Intermot Motorcycle Show: Kawasaki Unveils 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.

2016 Intermot Motorcycle Show: Kawasaki Unveils Ninja 650

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.

2016 Intermot Motorcycle Show: Kawasaki Unveils Ninja 650

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.

2016 Intermot Motorcycle Show: Kawasaki Unveils Ninja 650

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

2016 Intermot Motorcycle Show: Kawasaki Unveils Ninja 650

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.

2016 Intermot Motorcycle Show: Kawasaki Unveils Ninja 650

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

2016 Intermot Motorcycle Show: Kawasaki Unveils Ninja 650

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