New Kawasaki Ninja 650 Performance

Ebony (KRT Edition) RRP: £8149

Maintaining the “Fun, Style, Easy” concept of its predecessor, the superbly balanced and extremely exciting new Ninja 650 features a 650cc Parallel Twin engine with a strong low-mid range focus and a lightweight chassis in a slim, middleweight package. Engine refinements contribute to cleaner emissions and increased mid-range torque, and new tyres offer lighter handling. Sharp new styling, highlighted by new LED headlights and TFT colour instrumentation, delivers a sportier appearance and even stronger Ninja family looks.

Engine Type Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke Parallel Twin
Displacement 649 cm³
Bore x Stroke 83 x 60 mm
Compression ratio 10.8:1
Valve system DOHC, 8 valves
Fuel system Fuel injection: Ø 36 mm x 2 with dual throttle valves
Starting System Electric
Lubrication Forced lubrication, semi‑dry sump
Maximum power 50.2 kW {68 PS} / 8,000 rpm
Maximum torque 64 N•m {6.5 kgf•m} / 6,700 rpm
Fuel consumption 85 kW kit 4.5 l/100 km
CO2 emission 85 kW kit 107 g/km
Transmission 6-speed
Final Drive Sealed chain
Primary Reduction Ratio 2.095 (88/42)
Gear Ratios 1st 2.438 (39/16)
Gear Ratios 2nd 1.714 (36/21)
Gear Ratios 3rd 1.333 (32/24)
Gear Ratios 4th 1.111 (30/27)
Gear Ratios 5th 0.966 (28/29)
Gear Ratios 6th 0.852 (23/27)
Final Reduction Ratio 3.067 (46/15)
Clutch Wet multi-disc, manual
Brakes, front Dual semi-floating 300 mm petal discs. Caliper: Dual piston
Brakes, rear Single 220 mm petal disc. Caliper: Single-piston
Suspension, front 41 mm telescopic fork
Suspension, rear Horizontal Back-link with adjustable preload
Frame type Trellis, high-tensile steel
Trail 100 mm
Wheel travel front 125 mm
Wheel travel rear 130 mm
Tyre, front 120/70ZR17M/C (58W)
Tyre, rear 160/60ZR17M/C (69W)
Steering angle, left / right 160/60ZR17M/C (69W)
L x W x H 2,055 x 740 x 1,145 mm
Wheelbase 1,410 mm
Ground Clearance 130 mm
Fuel capacity 15 litres
Seat height 790 mm
Curb mass 193 kg