Kawasaki Ninja 650R Launched

Bajaj in partnership with Kawasaki launched the much awaited Ninja 650R today (June 8th 2011, Wednesday) in a press conference at Bajaj Auto Auditorium, Akrudi. The Ninja 650R has been priced at Rs.4,57,102 ex-showroom New Delhi and Rs.4,57,915 ex-showroom Pune. The bike will be available in two colors – Kawasaki signature green and black.

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Press Release: New Delhi, June 8th 2011: Bajaj Auto and Kawasaki today launched the highly anticipated Ninja 650R. This world renowned motorcycle deftly combines ample power (72 PS), serious torque (66 Nm), perfect ergonomics, nimble handling and supersport styling. It will be sold and serviced exclusively through Bajaj Probiking, India’s largest dealership network for premium motorcycles. At a price of Rs. 4.57 lacs (ex-showroom Delhi) the Ninja 650R is expected to create a new market for riding enthusiasts seeking a premium sports motorcycle.

Apart from its inimitable road presence and performance the Ninja 650R comes with a host of features such as triple petal disc brakes, MotoGP display, daylight running lights with hazard indicators, under-slung exhaust and a twin cylinder engine tuned for 91 Octane fuel to make it best suited for India and its diverse riding conditions.

Commenting on the launch, Mr. Rajiv Bajaj, Managing Director, Bajaj Auto said “We conceived Bajaj Probiking 6 years ago with the objective of making it the default destination for motorbike enthusiasts looking for looking for premium and performance bikes. The Ninja 650R is the next step in realizing that objective.” He added, “The Kawasaki Ninja 250R has been a success with 1500 of these speed machines sold to date. It is now joined by its larger sibling to rule the roads.”

Mr. Yoshiro Segawa, Managing Director (designate), India Kawasaki Motors, stated “After setting up a wholly owned subsidiary in India, we have chalked bigger plans for the performance aficionados of the country. We are pleased to present the stylish Ninja 650R for the Indian performance bikers. With the launch of this bike, we together with Bajaj Probiking are set to redefine the premium sports bike market in India “

Available EXCLUSIVELY through BAJAJ PROBIKING showrooms in 30 cities, the Kawasaki Ninja 650R will be backed with Probiking service capabilities and spare parts availability.

Kawasaki Ninja 650R Specifications

Engine Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, Parallel Twin Cylinder
Displacement (cm³) 649
Power (Ps) @rpm 72.1 @ 8500
Torque (Nm) @rpm 66 @ 7000
Fuel System Fuel injection: ø38 mm x 2 (Keihin)
Compression Ratio 11.3:1
Valve/Induction System DOHC, 8 valves
Frame Type Diamond, high-tensile steel
Front Suspension 41 mm telescopic fork
Rear Suspension Offset laydown single-shock with adjustable preload
Ground clearance (mm) 145
Saddle Height (mm) 790
Overall length (mm) 2100
Overall width (mm) 760
Height (mm) 1200
Kerb weight (kg) 204
Wheelbase (mm) 1410
Tyre Size– Front 120/70 – 17 (Tubeless)
Tyre Size-Rear 160/60 – 17 (Tubeless)
Fuel Tank (lts) 15.5
Brakes: Front (mm) 300 mm dual semi-floating petal discs, dual piston
Brakes: Rear (mm) 220 mm single petal disc, single piston

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