2009 Kawasaki Ninja 650R Riding Impression Review- Ninja 650R Photos

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Riding Impression: 2009 Ninja 650R Samurai kit.

Photography By Jeff

Middleweight motorcycle enthusiasts for a bargain, your time has The hills are alive with deals on sporty, inexpensive that a new rider can use to learn the or an experienced rider can buy to simplify and

Count Kawasaki’s revised 650R among these bikes. The stylish, fully machine debuted in 2006 and its first major makeover year. Kawasaki bills 40 alterations, with the big emphasis on a nature.

Fairing contours are sharper and more in line the Ninja name. Looks a little inspiration came a very large bike—the least when it came to the bubbles at the corners of the crisply (and quite bright) And while the tubular-steel frame is similar to the one it replaces, major was expended to tune its flex for handling (as well as improve finish).

The rear engine mount is now which also lessened the rigidity of the chassis, so the new swingarm is to help counter that. The fuel tank is taller to a fuel-level sensor (for the new gauge) while keeping the 4.1-gallon capacity.

Power from a counter-balanced, 180-degree, x 60.0mm, dohc parallel-Twin is unchanged in its hard parts but new EFI tuning (and more catalyst) to help augment an strong midrange. A trip to the CW hut showed that horsepower and peaks were close to of our ’06 testbike, but midrange torque rpm) was up, while top-end was also improved.

Back then, we complained excessive buzz in the handlebars and the fairing. This new model is credited to rubber mounts for the rubber coatings on the footpegs and the mentioned rubber rear engine mount. So, there is no fairing behavior (just wind protection and minimal from the wider screen) and vibration there is—a high-frequency sizzle through the when running between 60 and 80 mph in gear—isn’t really annoying, a sort of a mechanical presence.

More annoying is the thin First application of your gets a “This is okay” but after 30 or so miles, it feels you are sitting on the pan. There is a fairly aggressive upward at the rear, so moving back offer much relief. the 31.1-inch-high saddle and close-coupled should give confidence and to new/shorter riders.

For me, at a wide-shouldered the handlebar felt narrow and sweptback, and grip angle was not I would swap to something a flatter bend, easy to do the standard 7/8-inch tubular mounts. Wider-set, fairing-mounted improve the rear view.

levers activate a light-pull clutch with good and a decent set of dual-disc brakes at the Feel and bite for the latter are not though, even at this point. Same goes for the

Kawasaki Samurai

They are adequate and not touchy, may be appropriate for those still but if you’ve ever tried Brembos you will be disappointed these two-piston, sliding-pin

The non-adjustable conventional fork and shock provide a sporty that is reasonably controlled. In mode, the upright seating and if not plush damping are comfortable. On a these elements (along the numbish brakes) don’t a 10/10ths charge or footpeg-dragging angles, but the 650R is super fun to at a slightly less racy Steering is very low effort and the tips into bends

Particularly at low speeds, the handling is light and agility is excellent.

response is good (there are now computer-controlled butterflies) and the EFI is tuned well. Bottom end is luggable, power excellent and revving up to the redline yields a great and the proverbial “plenty of passing Overall, though, this is a engine that is tuned for midrange than the competition and gives up a little on the top end. A tradeoff considering the Ninja’s

This is a lot of motorcycle for $6799. And it is an excellent all-around machine, its suit is the approachability and ease of use it pleasingly coupled with performance headroom to allow a upturn in rider skill. The refinement of the Ninja 650R us interested to try to the new, $6399 … bike based on platform.

If you’re bargain hunting, the market—like the Ninja 650R—provides an of riches.

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