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Vehicle Profile

The Ninja® 650 sportbike features sharp styling, TFT color instrumentation and Bluetooth® smartphone connectivity. Combine all that with legendary sportbike performance to experience the supreme level of attitude and confidence that only Ninja can deliver.

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Kawasaki Technology

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ABS (Anti-lock Brake System)

Sudden over-application of the brakes, or braking on low-grip surfaces (surfaces with a low coefficient of friction) such as wet asphalt or manhole covers, may cause a motorcycle's wheel(s) to lock up and slip.

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Assist & Slipper Clutch

Developed and tested through Kawasaki Factory racing, the Assist & Slipper Clutch utilizes two types of cams. An assist cam and a slipper cam enable the Assist & Slipper Clutch to function in two different ways, with the clutch hub working together or apart from the operating plate. Under normal operat

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Dual Throttle Valves

Modern sportbikes often use large-bore throttle bodies to generate high levels of power. However, with large-diameter throttles, when a rider suddenly opens the throttle, the unrestricted torque response is anythin

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Economical Riding Indicator

Using high-precision electronics for engine management, Kawasaki models can achieve a high level of fuel efficiency. However, fuel consumption is greatly affected by throttle use, gear selection, and other elemen

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Horizontal Back-link Rear Suspension

Horizontal Back-link Rear Suspension arranges its shock unit horizontally, greatly contributing to efficient use of space and mass centralization.

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Top Features


  • Engine


    4-stroke, Parallel Twin, DOHC, 8-valve, liquid cooled



    Bore x Stroke

    83.0 x 60.0mm

    Compression Ratio


    Fuel System

    DFI® with dual 36mm Keihin throttle bodies


    TCBI with electronic advance



  • Suspension

    Front Suspension / Wheel Travel

    41mm hydraulic telescopic fork/4.9 in

    Rear Suspension / Wheel Travel

    Horizontal back-link with adjustable spring preload/5.1 in

    Front Tire


    Rear Tire




    Ground Clearance




  • Totals

    Overall Length


    Overall Width


    Overall Height


    Seat Height


    Curb Weight


    Fuel Capacity

    4.0 gal

  • General

    Final Drive

    Sealed chain

    Frame Type

    Trellis, high-tensile steel

    Color Choices

    Metallic Spark Black / Pearl Nightshade Teal, Metallic Spark Black / Metallic Imperial Red, Metallic Graphite Gray / Metallic Spark Black

    Kawasaki Protection Plus (optional)

    12, 24, 36 or 48 months

    Electronic Rider Aids


  • Brakes

    Front Brakes

    Dual 300mm petal-type discs and 2-piston calipers and ABS

    Rear Brakes

    Single 220mm petal-type disc and single-piston caliper and ABS

  • Guarantee


    12 Month Limited Warranty

**Curb weight includes all necessary materials and fluids to operate correctly, full tank of fuel (more than 90 percent capacity) and tool kit (if supplied).

Specifications subject to change

KAWASAKI CARES: Always wear a helmet, eye protection, and proper apparel. Never ride under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Read Owner’s Manual and all on-product warnings. Professional rider shown on a closed course. ©2021 Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A.

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