While the 2020 Kawasaki Ninja 650 continues with the same underpinnings and engine as before, it gets mild cosmetic updates and a new set of tyres. It also gets an updated feature list including LED headlights and a TFT screen.
After having the 2020 Ninja 650 under the ‘coming soon’ tab for a while, Kawasaki India has finally launched the motorcycle at Rs 6.24 lakh (ex-showroom). At this price, the middle-weight offering is nearly Rs 34,000 dearer than before. What do you get for the additional price?
Kawasaki has given the Ninja 650 some cosmetic changes. The front fairing has been reworked and now looks slightly sharper than before. Kawasaki says that the windscreen, too, has been redesigned for a sportier stance. Additionally, the 650 now also gets LED headlights. The semi-digital instrument cluster has now been replaced by a fully-digital 4.3-inch TFT display. This new digital dash also gets smartphone connectivity via Bluetooth. The instrument cluster can even be connected to your smartphone via Kawasaki’s application.
Underneath the fairing, the 2020 iterations of the Kawasaki Ninja 650 remains the same. At 66.4bhp and 64Nm, power and torque figures remain more or less similar to before. That being said, the company claims that the 650 feels meatier in its mid-range now. The engine continues to be paired with a 6-speed transmission, and the suspension duties continue to be performed by telescopic forks up front and a preload-adjustable monoshock at the back. The updated Ninja 650 now comes with Dunlop Sportmax Roadsport 2 tyres.
The 2020 Kawasaki Ninja 650 is on sale in two colour options – lime green and pearl white. Customers can book the Ninja 650 either on the Kawasaki India official website or on call to dealerships. Deliveries are expected to commence soon after the lockdown restrictions are eased. Kawasaki is also expected to bring in the updated Z650 soon.