2012 Kawasaki Ninja 650 Review

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2012 Kawasaki Ninja 650

Kawasaki Ninja 650

— Kawasaki Ninja 650

2012 Ninja 650 Review

All-new Bodywork and Improved Power Make the Best Mid-sized Even Better

They-re as -sweet spot- motorcycles: so balanced, user-friendly and all-around that they stand above their two-wheeled forging lasting reputations as practical and stylish machines.

aren-t many such in today-s narrowly focused world. Since its debut in 2006, the multi-talented Ninja® has been a bona fide of this elite group, accolades from owners and alike. But for 2012, the massively Ninja 650 is better than

This practical sportbike a raft of new technology and design including a totally new perimeter-style revised suspension, more bodywork, new instrumentation, improved performance, a more comfortable lower seat height and more. The new-and-massively-improved version even more of the all-around that suits beginners and alike.

It all starts in the engine where an advanced, highly liquid-cooled 649cc vertical works its magic with from a digital fuel system featuring 38mm bodies and sub-throttle assemblies for response and precise fueling. The engine produces substantial with plenty of character especially down low and in the mid-range from an impressive array of including double overhead acting on eight lightweight Lightweight pistons run in plated, cylinders, while a 180-degree assembly — coupled a balancer shaft — a surprising level of engine

This has always been a streetbike engine — smooth, and blessed with top end performance, yet enough satisfying and mid-range oomph to please and experts alike. But this it-s even better to key exhaust system changes, a header-section connector pipe and a muffler design.

The high-rpm remains, but Kawasaki engineers pushed additional power into the mid-range zone, results in even more usability and in-town responsiveness. in the Ninja 650 engine-s estimated fuel economy, precise injection and its pleasing twin-cylinder and you-re looking at what might be the most flexible and streetbike engine on the planet.

Wrapping around that usable engine is an all-new perimeter frame that increased rigidity vs. the old Ninja-s layout, yet retains the narrow-waisted that results in a comfortable to the ground. The new frame is slim, compact and aesthetically pleasing, a swingarm with forged holders lets the rear arc through its suspension travel in

The new backbone-type subframe also a 10 percent increase in maximum capacity. Combined with suspension settings front and (there-s more ride for 2012 from the 41mm and single-shock rear end) the chassis setup — includes Dunlop-s new Roadsmart II — amplifies the -sporty-yet-comfortable- that-s won the Ninja 650 model so fans over the years.

a more comfortable machine, with a 20mm wider than the previous version and a seat assembly topped foam that-s thicker before. Both the handlebar and are rubber-mounted, along with the for even more vibration-free And while enjoying all that goodness, you-ll gaze a new instrument panel featuring an tachometer situated above an LCD showing speed, trip fuel consumption, remaining etc. with a swath of to the right.

Folks watching you by will see a sleeker and more styled motorcycle, as well. The bodywork is more sharply and more like our race-winning machines, with flowing and a tapered brow that nicely with the rest of the The new body parts make the Ninja 650 more slippery an aerodynamic standpoint, while an 3-position windscreen allows to tailor the cockpit-s still-air for maximum riding comfort.

heat is routed rearward effectively than before, as further adding to the comfort

It all adds up to one sweet mid-sized one that works superbly for and vets — not an easy Pull away from a and the 650-s torquey engine, clutch and perfect throttle make quick work of the Crisp, linear brakes slowing down a simple while the low seat height riders max confidence once And light steering and maneuverability novices grinning all day long.

Experts will love the new powerful yet flexible engine, suspension, disc brakes and handling. And the new more aggressive looks like it-s 100 mph, even when still.

The 2012 Ninja 650 can do it all — whether it-s cruising, touring or apex-strafing. like we said at the beginning:

2012 Kawasaki Ninja 650 ABS

Ninja styling, fun to ride and

The Ninja 650R ABS offers a that is both fun and easy to and matches its street performance aggressive Ninja Supersport The most apparent change for is the addition of ABS while sharp, styling gives the bike the of a modern supersport machine.

The fuel injected liquid Parallel Twin is by far and away the compact in its category. The torquey revs quickly, adding to excitement, and response is silky especially at low-mid rpm.

easy to handle and wrapped in Ninja supersport styling, the new 650R ABS enables riders to the fundamental joy of motorcycling.

2012 Ninja 650 Features and Benefits

New For

— Redesigned twin-pipe frame offers proper stable handling, a low seat and improved aesthetics

— swingarm assembly offers rigidity and maximum style

Redesigned exhaust system a new connector pipe, a higher-volume muffler assembly for improved while maintaining peak power, and a higher quality

— Redesigned bodywork better aerodynamics, improved dissipation and sharper looks identify with the flagship

— Easier-pull clutch design for reduced fatigue and control

— Revised suspension and increased wheel travel and rear offer improved comfort while offering compliance in varying situations

Improved brake pads better braking performance and

— New instrument cluster features an analog tachometer and a readout module for at-a-glance transfer to the rider

— wider handlebar offers rider comfort and control

Redesigned 2-piece seat features thicker and wider for improved comfort for rider and

— Dunlop-s grippy yet Roadsmart II tires are standard

Increased fuel capacity and compact battery

Smooth, Quick-Revving, 649cc Parallel-Twin

— Liquid-cooled, DOHC, fuel-injected twin cylinder delivers smooth, responsive especially in the low

— to medium-rpm

— Additional mid-range for 2012, produces exceptional response and impressive passing to help make even traffic enjoyable

— vibration via a 180-degree crankshaft-driven shaft, which in turn the water pump

— Oil on the connecting rod big ends spray oil on the of the pistons to aid cooling

— plug-mounted ignition coils a hot spark and save space

High-capacity radiator for increased efficiency

— Engine travels directly to the engine then follows internal to the cylinder and head for minimum plumbing and a simplified cooling

Digital Fuel Injection

Fuel injection settings the engine-s bottom-end power letting it rev more quickly

Sub-throttle valve equipped Keihin throttle bodies optimum performance and rideability

Located behind the main valves, the sub-throttles are controlled by the system-s ECU for a precise throttle similar to a constant velocity

— Auto fast-idle simplifies starting and helps that the catalyzer reaches temperature quickly

— fuel pump is mounted the fuel tank

Compact Design

— Powerful twin-cylinder is the most compact in its category, helps reduce the dimensions of the motorcycle and allows use of a slim all-new) twin-pipe perimeter

— Triangular setup of the and transmission shafts makes the dimensionally short front-to-back

Transmission input shaft, shaft and gear-change drum are in a cassette-style package that a compact layout and eases maintenance

— Semi-dry design reduces engine

— Plated, linerless cylinders with a narrow pitch keep the engine and slim

Low Emissions

— fuel injection and a three-way inside the exhaust produce low emissions, able to pass Euro III emissions regulations

300-cell catalyzer is compact and

— Under-engine muffler aids mass centralization and a low center of gravity


— Rubber-mounted seat, and footpegs (rider-s and passenger-s) vibration low and comfort as high as

Rigid Twin-pipe Perimeter

— Slim, low, rigid and compact frame is narrow at the knees and footpegs narrower for 2012) for optimum comfort and control

— The steel perimeter frame around the engine for optimum rivaling that of all-aluminum

— Optimal frame is achieved through extensive analysis, which translates to handling and wheel control

The new frame and swingarm designs together well aesthetically, and with the revised suspension to offer maximum wheel

— Short front-to-back of the engine allow for a longer and a shorter wheelbase, which to the new Ninja-s light and nimble

— Clean frame weld finishes highlight the overall quality and attention to

Stylish Twin-Pipe Swingarm

New swingarm is tuned to complement the new flex and rigidity characteristics

Swingarm-s upper right has a D-shaped cross section for and light weight

— shape and design contributes to the 650-s high-quality appearance


— Revised on the 41mm conventional fork and laydown shock offer travel for improved ride and exceptional wheel control

Kawasaki W 650
Kawasaki W 650

Fork lower ends the axle shaft add to the bike-s and enhance its high-quality image

Confidence-inspiring Ergonomics

— A handlebar, new 2-piece seat and thicker foam for 2012) and footpeg placement result in a and natural riding position a wide range of riders

New backbone-type subframe offers a low height and a narrower footpeg for improved control and comfort, the reach to the ground even

— The offset single-shock suspension layout along a smaller battery for 2012 a lower seat height as

— This low seat and slim overall design it easy to plant both firmly on the ground when — a bonus for newer

Triple Disc Brakes

Dual 300mm front disc brakes with calipers and a single 220mm petal-shaped disc deliver of braking power, especially the addition of grippier brake for 2012

— Front master cylinder features a piston for smooth actuation

Supersport-inspired Bodywork

— A headlight design within the new angular snout features bulb hoods and twin lights — like its supersport brethren

— A adjustable windscreen deflects air from the rider, creating a envelope and reducing wind at higher speeds

— — and larger-capacity — tank meshes perfectly the radically shaped new fairing

Distinctive Ninja supersport elements enhance the new Ninja sporty image and compact

— Integrated front signals feature clear and amber bulbs

— A tail cowl featuring a LED taillight accentuates the new bodywork-s appearance

— Inner fender helps keep the of the tail cowl clean

— Turn signals function as flashing hazard

— A redesigned front minimizes water splash, its shape matches the Ninja new bodywork package

— mirrors — like on Kawasaki-s ZX-10R and 6R — the new bike-s aggressive positioning and

6-Spoke Aluminum Wheels

Attractive six-spoke supersport-style augment the bike-s lightweight and reduce unsprung weight for suspension action


All-new multi-function instrumentation a fuel gauge, digital clock, odometer, dual meters, economical riding indicator, and an analog tachometer the LCD info-pod

— Clock and meter can be viewed simultaneously

Easy-to-read LCD screen offers quick, at-a-glance information on a of systems

— Ignition is now located at the top of the tank assembly, gives a clearer view to the 650-s newly designed

Bore x Stroke 83.0 x mm

Compression Ratio 10.8:1

TCBI with electronic

Transmission 6-Speed

Final O-Ring Chain

Frame Twin-pipe perimeter design, steel

Rake/Trail 25/4.3 in.

Tire Size 120/70-17

Tire Size 160/60-17

55.5 in.

Front Suspension / travel 41mm hydraulic fork / 4.9 in.

Rear Suspension / travel Single offset shock with adjustable preload / 5.1 in.

Rear Brakes 220mm petal disc single piston caliper


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