The 2023 Kawasaki Ninja 650 gets a price hike of ₹17,000 over that of the 2022 version.
The upgraded Ninja 650 has been introduced by Kawasaki Motors in the country with a price tag of ₹7.12 lakh (ex-showroom). For its most recent version, the Japanese middleweight has undergone a number of significant alterations. The new Ninja 650 will be offered in India with a lime green paint scheme and will include a long list of appealing features, along with the KRTC (Kawasaki traction control) as an added function. Let's take a quick look at all the key details.
The new Ninja 650 sports a fresh appearance while maintaining the basics of what the Ninja is all about. The buyers will enjoy a neat, edgy, and sporty design. The bike is powered by the same 649cc parallel-twin liquid-cooled engine, which meets the most recent emission standards. The engine is coupled to a six-speed transmission and has a peak output of 67bhp at 8,000rpm and a maximum torque of 64Nm at 6,700rpm.
The KRTC system installed in the Kawasaki Ninja 650 has two modes. Mode 1, which is the least intrusive mode of the two, helps with cornering, while Mode 2, which gets engaged much sooner if it notices excessive wheel spin, reducing the engine output for greater traction, is more intrusive. The firm claims that the second mode is especially helpful when riding in wet conditions.
The intelligent traction control technology in the bike allows for smooth low-traction surface riding, along with improved sports riding performance and riding safety. Several other features, including the LED headlamp, LED taillight, and Bluetooth-enabled colour TFT display, have been carried over from the Versys 650 to the new 2023 Ninja 650.
In terms of hardware, the telescopic front forks and a mono-shock are still mounted on the trellis frame. The braking system on the Ninja 650 includes twin 300mm front discs, a single 220mm rear disc, and dual-channel ABS. It has 17-inch alloy wheels, shod with 120/70 front and 160/60 rear Dunlop tyres.
Bookings for the upgraded Ninja 650 have opened at all authorised dealerships, and deliveries for the same are expected to begin soon.