2010 Kawasaki Ninja 650R Review — Ultimate MotorCycling

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2010 Kawasaki Ninja | Review

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recent studies suggest may not be good for the brain, Kawasaki’s 650R has been doing a job of wearing several hats its introduction in 2006.

As an easy-to-handle, sport bike, it continues to novice motorcycle riders, as as re-entry riders, admirably, while it has enough spunk to experienced pilots in the canyons and on the

The mid-size Ninja 650R works well as a commuter’s its narrow physique and light allowing for easy maneuvering unruly 4-wheeled vehicles.

The 650′s vital stats the bike in the comfort zone of a range of motorcyclists; the 31-inch height actually feels than it is due to the narrowed seat the tank, and 450-pound (claimed) weight is carried low, boosts rider confidence controlling the bike at slow

Similarly, the ergonomics favor a almost upright riding and the controls are within easy I don’t have small but keeping the front brake covered on my 25-minute commute to is a bit tiring–even with the front dialed all the way in, it was still a bit of a stretch for me.

The liquid-cooled parallel twin has a agreeable personality. The 6-speed works flawlessly and missed are rare enough to be considered

Tuned for low to mid-range power, it is to control off idle and docile on impression–which isn’t a bad thing. On streets, keeping an eye on cross driveways, stoplights, and pedestrians enough of one’s attention; a handful of bike to keep of at the same time is distracting and

When quarters aren’t so or busy, the Ninja shows off its legs. The DOHC four-valves-per-cylinder twin rolls on impressively You can run it up to triple digits without a courtesy of the steel trellis 55.5-inch wheelbase and solid

At more sensible speeds, will appreciate the rubber-mounted (upper rear engine and handlebar) and rubber-coated footpegs, keep vibration to a minimum and longer excursions less The small windshield is also as it deflects most wind the rider.

The fairing-mounted six-sided however, could use some control. They don’t a sharp view of rearward and their unusual shape a lot of adjusting from me to find the position for maximum visibility.

In the I am less concerned about going on behind me. Here, the 650′s warrior personality and the sweeping digital tach on the could just as well be my adrenaline as I squeeze the brakes, off and quickly roll on throttle.

The twin 300mm petal brakes up front (single in rear) provide the confidence to fast and brake late, and the stayed glued to the asphalt.

hard into tight turns, the limitations of the 41mm forks make themselves as the front end Gs out. But this is not a bike and the suspension is generally Generally, the 650R turns in side-to-side transitions, making it a canyon bike.

Two thumbs up for the sleek lines, starting the Ninja’s elongated squinty-eyed headlights and integrated turn giving the stink-eye to anyone its path.

The angular planes of the draw your focus the organic tank-which blends well with the otherwise elements-and back toward the cowl. Tucked discreetly low on the side of the bike, and aiding in its low of gravity, is a train whistle-looking

The engine is shrouded in matte panels with no distracting

The 2010 color options complement the design. The neon blue and neon green formally known as Metallic Blue and Candy Lime pop off the monochromatic panels in a very manner.

Even the all-black option looks sharp. the side-mounted shock’s spring to the plastic color–on the Metallic Blue version, only–is a detail. (Now if they’d painted the rims to match…)

The panel is uncluttered and well for reading at a glance. The large speedometer sits front and flanked by a clock on the upper dash, and a selectable field on the left that toggles trip A, B and the odometer. Fuel is tracked by a bar graph running to right under the speedo, and the tach sweeps across the of the panel.

What is most striking the Kawasaki Ninja 650R is its It’s a fine commuting that is also at home it up in the canyons. It’s a simple motor, yet the bike has an appearance is reminiscent of the more serious Ninjas.

With its upright position and sensible ergonomics, bags can easily be added and you a great backroads sport-touring Pick the use that suits knowing that the Ninja is something of a chameleon that can whenever your motorcycle interests change.

2010 Ninja 650R | Motorcycle

Kawasaki Ninja 650R

Engine: Four-…, liquid-cooled, four-valve per cylinder, parallel

Displacement: 649cc

Bore x 83.0 x 60.0mm

Compression ratio: 11.3:1


Fuel injection: fuel injection with two Keihin throttle bodies

Digital CDI

Transmission: Six-speed

drive: O-ring chain

Semi-double cradle, high-tensile

Rake / trail: 25 degrees / 4.2 in.

55.5 in.

Front suspension / travel: 41mm hydraulic fork / 4.7 in.

Kawasaki Ninja 650R
Kawasaki Ninja 650R
Kawasaki Ninja 650R
Kawasaki Ninja 650R

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