Tech Specs Evolution A new frame, redesigned bodywork and other refinements make Kawasaki’s novice-coddling, wallet-friendly sportbike even more practical. Rivals Ducati Monster 696, Hyosung GT650R, Kawasaki Versys, Triumph Street Triple, Yamaha FZ6R. Price $7499 Engine type l-c parallel-twin Valve train DOHC, 8v Displacement 649cc Bore x stroke 83.0 x 60.0 mm Compression 10.8:1 Fuel system EFI Clutch Wet, multi-plate hydraulic Transmission 6-speed Claimed horsepower 71 bhp @ 8500 rpm Claimed torque 47 lb.-ft. @ 7000 rpm Frame Steel-tube perimeter Front suspension Kayaba 41mm fork Rear suspension Kayaba shock with adjustable spring preload Front brake Dual Tokico two-piston calipers, 300mm petal discs Rear brake Tokico single-piston caliper, 220mm petal disc Front tire 120/70ZR-17 Dunlop Roadsmart II Rear tire 160/60ZR-17 Dunlop Roadsmart II Rake/trail 25.0°/4.3 in. Seat height 31.7 in. Wheelbase 55.5 in. Fuel capacity 4.2 gal. Claimed curb weight 461 lbs. Colors Metallic Spark Black, Candy Lime Green, Passion Red Available Now Warranty 12 mo., unlimited mi. Contact Kawasaki Motors Corp. USA9950 Jeronimo Rd.Irvine, CA 92618949.770.0400www.kawasaki.com Verdict: 3.5 out of 5 stars. Revvy for anything. They say: “Fun, easy and cool.” We say: “Cool is as cool does!” A new instrument bank offers high-tech features and provides information on everything from current fuel economy to remaining range.A new instrument bank offers high-tech features and provides information on everything fro The Ninja 650’s lay-down shock helps keep the seat height manageable, while revised damping settings add much-needed control for sport riding.The Ninja 650’s lay-down shock helps keep the seat height manageable, while revised dampin « | 1 | 2 | View Full Article By Jamie Elvidge Enjoyed this Post? Subscribe to our RSS Feed, or use your favorite social media to recommend us to friends and colleagues!