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Wednesday, June 8, 2011

2010 Kawasaki Ninja 650R - Released in India

Today the motorcycling scenery in India get's another quote of green to make it look more extravagant than before. Today, on 8th June, 2011, Bajaj Auto and Kawasaki together gave us, the Kawasaki Ninja 650R.

This is the bike that we were etching to companion with on Indian tarmac. This is the bike which would give a vast majority of Indian motorcyclist, that middle weight performance category with the needed comfort level that would entice the 30+ age group. Engineered for performance, Designed for all round comfort and Marketed as a tool for both newbies and pros alike, the 2010 Kawasaki Ninja 650R commands high degree of respect world wide.

Speaking on the occasion, 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. 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.



Well, indeed it's a great milestone achieved by Bajaj Auto and Kawasaki conglomerate and there's no qualms about the fact that it's this joint venture that has always proved instrumental in the Indian market as far as pushing the envelop goes.

Expression his view in this occasion, Mr. Yoshiro Segawa, Managing Director (designate), India Kawasaki Motors, said -

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.

Bajaj Probiking would be providing S3 (Sales, Service and Spares) for the Ninja 650R in 30 cities across India, thus providing sumptuous performance to more more enthusiasts.

Finally, after much speculation, Bajaj has also revealed that Kawasaki Ninja 650R would be made available at a price tag of ₹ 4.57 lacs, ex-showroom Delhi. Yes, you heard it right. You can't get such levels of performance and quality at price tag lower than this in the Sports Touring segment, PERIOD!!

Engine
Liquid cooled, four stroke, parallel twin, DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder.
Capacity
650
Bore x Stroke 83 X 60mm
Compression Ratio 11.3:1
Induction
2x 38mm Electronic Fuel Injection Keihin
Ignition  /  Starting
Digital TCBI  /  electric
Max Power
53 kW  72.1 PS @ 8500 rpm
Max Torque
66 Nm  6.7 mkg @ 7000 rpm
Transmission  /  Drive
6 Speed  /  chain
Frame Diamond, high-tensile steel
Front Suspension
41 mm telescopic fork, 120mm wheel travel.
Rear Suspension
Offset laydown single-shock with adjustable preload, 130mm wheel travel.
Front Brakes
2x 300mm discs 2 piston calipers
Rear Brakes
Single 220mm disc 1 piston caliper
Front Tyre
120/70ZR17
Rear Tyre
160/60ZR17
Dry-Weight
178 kg
Fuel Capacity 
15.5 Litres

Stepping up to the occasion, the official Kawasaki Ninja 650R website is now online.

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2 comments:

  1. Any chances of this one making it to your garage? :-)

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  2. Dude, I would say there are pretty good chances of this making it my garage, but somehow I just can't take my senses off from the GT650R :)

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Item Reviewed: 2010 Kawasaki Ninja 650R - Released in India Description: Rating: 5 Reviewed By: Sajal Chakraborty
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