NINJA 650 ABS LAMS

$12,990*

Superbly balanced and extremely exciting, the new Ninja 650 features a 650 cc Parallel Twin engine with a strong low-mid range focus and a remarkably lightweight chassis in a slim, middleweight package. Supersport-like nimble handling, direct feel and strong acceleration are complemented by easy-to-manage power delivery and rider-friendly manoeuvrability, offering an ideal blend of sporty performance and everyday versatility sure to satisfy everyone from new to more experienced riders. Sharp styling strengthens its Ninja family image, reflecting its highly evocative character.

2018 Ninja 650 ABS LAMS
2018 Ninja 650 ABS LAMS
2018 Ninja 650 ABS LAMS

AGGRESSIVE NINJA STYLING

Styling cues taken from our Ninja supersport models give the Ninja 650 an even more aggressive, sporty appearance. Like on its predecessor, all lines move forward and downward, suggesting a crouching countenance, however the sharp new bodywork gives the new machine a much more condensed, mass forward appearance. The new bodywork is complemented by the new double-pipe perimeter-style frame and the Ninja 650’s characteristic offset laydown rear suspension. Attention to the smallest details contributes to the new bike’s high-quality finish.

EXCITING PARALLEL TWIN ENGINE

Tuning of the 649 cc Parallel Twin engine focused on achieving a throttle response that balanced a powerful feeling and a quick-revving character. To optimise performance for everyday riding, care was taken to maximise low-mid range torque. When opening the throttle, riders will notice an extremely smooth and powerful engine character that offers both a high level of control when making minute throttle adjustments and a gratifying rush of acceleration in the lower rpm ranges. This tuning also benefits fuel economy

RIDER FRIENDLY ERGONOMICS

The riding position was specially designed to inspire rider confidence. An ideal relationship between the handlebars, seat and footpegs results in a
comfortable and natural position suitable for a wide range of riders. The narrow frame and engine create a narrow overall package, allowing
the rider to keep his or her knees and feet close together. Thanks to the low seat height and slim overall design, it’s easy to keep both feet firmly on the ground when stopped, an important consideration for many riders.

HEAT MANAGEMENT

Large cut-outs in the side fairings help draw heat from the engine compartment out and away from the rider, contributing to rider comfort. Frame covers protect the rider’s knees from directly gripping the frame tubes, which can become hot.

ALL NEW TRELLIS FRAME

One of the key components to realising the new Ninja 650’s lighter weight (noticeable as soon as the bike is lifted off its side-stand), the all-new frame weighs only 15 kg and contributes significantly to the bike’s light, nimble handling. Components of the high-tensile steel trellis frame follow the ideal pipe line. The lines of the frame were made as straight as possible, and when bends were necessary their angles were made as small as possible, resulting in a design that disperses stress extremely well.

ASSIST & SLIPPER CLUTCH

Assist & Slipper Clutch was developed based on feedback from racing activities. The clutch uses two types of cams (an assist cam and a slipper cam), offering two new functions not available on a standard clutch.

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SPECIFICATIONS

ENGINELiquid-cooled, 4-stroke Parallel twin
DISPLACEMENT649cc
BORE & STROKE83.0 x 60.0mm
COMPRESSION RATIO10.8:1
FUEL SYSTEMFuel injection: 36mm x 2 with dual throttle valves
IGNITIONDigital
TRANSMISSION6-speed, return
STARTING SYSTEMElectric
MAX TORQUE59 N-m @ 6,500 rpm
MAX POWER51 PS @ 8,000 rpm
FRONT SUSPENSION41mm telescopic fork
REAR SUSPENSIONHorizontal back-link with adjustable preload
FRONT WHEEL TRAVEL125mm
REAR WHEEL TRAVEL130mm
FRONT TYRE120 /70 ZR17 M/C
REAR TYRE160 /60 ZR17 M/C
FRONT BRAKESDual semi-floating 300mm petal discs
REAR BRAKESSingle 220mm petal disc
FRAME TYPETrellis, high tensile steel
RAKE/TRAIL24° / 100mm
LENGTH X WIDTH X HEIGHT2,055 x 740 x 1,135mm
WHEELBASE1,410mm
FUEL CAPACITY15.0 L
SEAT HEIGHT790mm
CURB MASS192kg
COLOURSCandy Plasma Blue /Ebony

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