Kawasaki ninja 650, 2020 new look-detailed review.

Kawasaki ninja 650-

A detailed review. 

              2020 the Kawasaki Ninja 650 gets a new look ,some more features and a bsr Compliant engine. And it also come together really well. The password these days in the Indian two wheeler market is bs6 over the last few months we have seen manufacturers launch a slew of bs6 compliant motorcycles. and while at it they have also used this opportunity to give their motorcycles a makeover. Case in point it's a New Kawasaki Ninja 650. Now it looks like a new motorcycle. But it  shares a lot  in common with the BS4 motorcycle. So let's find out what the bs6 upgrade brings to the Kawasaki Ninja 650.
               The motorcycle is essentially based on the 2017 Ninja 650. The 2020 Ninja 650 has more attention it look attractive from the moment we saw. It has to do with the new Ninja family face on that we have also seen on the Ninja 400 and the the Ninja zx6r. 

                The favourite bits are the sharp twin LED headlamps and new raked windscreen that finally form an aggressive face befitting of The Ninja name.side pairing also new and has the amount of cuts and creases that flows with the rest of the design. Moving on to the rear, this is the only visual simulation to  the previous motorcycle. Except for the new billion seat that has wider edges and more cushioning for increased comfort.
complimenting the new design is the lime green shade and kawasaki Racing team stickers that will make you visible from a mile .but if being subtle is your thing you could choose the white and black dual tone colour option. While the design is all new Kawasaki thankfully refrained from changing ergonomics at 790 mm .the seat height is low which allows you to keep your foot flat on the ground . at the same time the clip-ons are high and the specs are not to rear set which results in a nice and comfortable sport tudor kind of riding position which is great for long distance.

              Not changing the ergonomics is a wise decision. but a welcome change is Seen in the introduction of a new display. This ⁴.³ inch TFT cluster has the same style of graphics you would find on a new range of Kawasaki motorcycles. It is crisp and easy to read while the Bluetooth connectivity brings it up to date with today's time. in all the Ninja 650 looks much more modern than before and is better equipped as well.but at  the heart of the matter is the Ninjas engine and that has always been one of the defining aspect about this motorcycle. What I like about it is it's tractability in the City. But at the same time it doesn't compromise on highway performance but the cherry on top of the cake is the strong mid range ground which ensures that you don't need to really rev out this engine to extract all that. 

      Kawasaki has done a good job with the developing the bs6 engine managing to extract the same peak power as the BS4 engine. peak torque on the other hand has dropped marginally but it has not had a major effect on the performance. Since the curb weight at ¹⁹⁶ kg is the same as before. Speaking of performance despite its strong mid range This engine has sufficient power at the top to propel The Ninja ⁶⁵⁰ to serious 3 digit speeds. This flexible nature of the engine is what primarily makes the Ninja ⁶⁵⁰ such a versatile motorcycle. however like before the engine isn't very characterful and it does not produce a very exciting sound. Also there some vibrations to be felt when it's revved out. clearly this engine designed to deal with the demands of the real world. That is also the case with the suspension setup. The Ninja 650's  41mm fork and preload adjustable monoshock setup is the same as on the BS4 model.and it has been tuned with everyday usability in mind. Now the suspension is tuned on the software side and that results in a comfortable ride over bad roads and undulations .but the one thing you need to keep in mind while going over high speed breakers and deep potholes is this low 130 mm ground clearance.

          Understandably the soft suspension setup means the Ninja ⁶⁵⁰ is good but not great around corners. It remains planted and predictable for the most part but don't expect sport bike like sharp handling. allthough there is definitely potential in the choices also as we found out adjusting the preload setting accurately is essential in order to prevent and settling the rear over undulating roads at high speeds. But the bigger irittant  is that getting to the preload adjuster requires removing the side panels which makes cumbersome process. Nevertheless our past experience of The Ninja 650 tell us that the motorcycle is stable at high speeds and around Bends when you dial in the correct reload setting. The Ninja 650 also gets a set of new Dunlop sportmax Road spot 2 tires that offer good grip once warmed up. However they could do with better feel on a wet Road. The Ninja 650 has a rock solid reputation of Reliability to bank on it. while remaining quick enough to keep experienced with the riders entertained. None of these changes for 2020 and while the price tag has gone up by rupees 35000. The Ninja makes up for it with a sharper style and a new display and just like before there is no other motorcycle like it at the price.

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