2014 Kawasaki Ninja 650 Shows Up [Photo Gallery]
The 2014 Kawasaki Ninja 650 is a glorious mix between the racing DNA of the supersport ZX machines and the comfort-focused design of an urban commuter. This translates into a fast, very nimble bike which can be ridded daily without the fatigue riding a supersport bike is usually associated with.
A twin-pipe perimeter frame ensures a narrow profile for easy filtering and better aerodynamics, while the bodywork styling is nothing short of the aggressive design of machines such as the flagship ZX-14R.
649cc of parallel-twin displacement fed by a digital injection system ensures smooth, high-revving pleasure and predictable power deployment, making the 2014 Kawasaki Ninja 650 a forgiving bike for less experienced riders.
The single-sided laydown shock looks like a million bucks and underlines the modern attire of the bike and the forward-focused thinking which stood behind the whole series. Petal-rotor brakes produce dependable stopping power: dual 300mm in the front a single 220 in the rear.
The new Ninja 650 is offered in Candy Lime Green / Metallic Flat Spark Black, Candy Burnt Orange / Metallic Flat Spark Black or Metallic Moondust Gray/ Metallic Flat Spark Black, with a base MSRP of $7,699 (€5,810), making it a truly affordable sporty commuter. An ABS version is also available for $7,999 (€6,035).
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