Kawasaki 2012 Ninja 650 launched in India
Bajaj Auto, the second largest two wheeler manufacturer in India after Hero MotoCorp, launched the much awaited Kawasaki Ninja 650R 2012 edition superbike in India at a price of Rs 4.99 lacs (Ex-showroom, New Delhi),
which is actually a very competitive price, considering the fact that in US its available for $7,999.Bajaj is the official distributor of Japan's Kawasaki motorcycles in India. Under Kawasaki, Bajaj sells Ninja 250R and 650R in India. Speaking about the newly launched 650R superbike, Bajaj Auto will be able to compete with the likes of other 650cc (or more) motorcycles in the segment from manufacturers like Hyosung and Ducati.
2012 Kawasaki Ninja 650R Specifications
Engine Four-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, four-valve, parallel twin
Displacement 649 cc
Bore x Stroke 83.0 x 60.0 mm
Compression Ratio 10.8:1
Cooling System Liquid
Fuel System Digital fuel injection with two 38mm Keihin throttle bodies
Ignition TCBI with electronic advance
Final Drive O-Ring Chain
Frame Type Twin-pipe perimeter design, high-tensile steel
Rake/Trail 25°/4.3 in.
Front Tire Size Dunlop Roadsmart II 120/70x17
Rear Tire Size Dunlop Roadsmart II 160/60x17
Wheelbase 55.5 in.
Front Suspension / wheel travel 41mm hydraulic telescopic fork / 4.9 in.
Rear Suspension / wheel travel Single offset laydown shock with adjustable spring preload / 5.1 in.
Front Brakes Dual 300mm petal discs with two-piston calipers
Rear Brakes Single 220mm petal disc with single piston caliper
Fuel Capacity 15.5 liters
Seat Height 31.7 in. (790 mm)
Curb Weight 460.8 lbs. (204 kgs)
Overall length 83.1 in. (2100 mm)
Overall width 30.3 in. (760 mm)
Overall height 46.5 in. (1200 mm)
Warranty 12 months