Kawasaki Ninja 650 on National Highway 17

The Kawasaki Ninja 650R was launched last year in India, though globally the model was revised around the same time. Now we get the same revised model and it is called the Kawasaki Ninja 650; the ‘R’ has been dropped in this phase of evolution. The ‘R’ may be gone, but that has not affected performance in any way. This is still one of the best sports tourers in the segment. It took a year for the bike to cut through our famous red tape, but I’m just glad it finally landed in a Probiking showroom.

The Ninja 650 has always been a rider-friendly bike and this new bike takes that core value even further. Kawasaki has carried out a more holistic update with this bike. So apart from better performance and different looks, the 650 also gets some ergonomic upgrades.