Sunday, August 12, 2012

Bajaj launches 2012 Kawasaki Ninja 650

Bajaj Auto and Kawasaki launched 2012 model of its pro biking offering Ninja 650 in Pune on Thursday which is priced at Rs 5 lakh, ex-showroom Delhi.
New 2012 Kawasaki Ninja 650 is the third premium sports motorcycle model introduced in India by Bajaj Auto Limited. Bajaj Auto has sold over 3000 Ninja bikes since its launch in the year 2009.


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Commenting on this, Amit Nandi, vice president, Probiking, Bajaj Auto Ltd said, “ The superbike market is rapidly growing in India and over 6500 get sold in India every month. In KTM and Kawasaki we offer two of the sportiest motorcycle brands in the world through a sales and after-sales network that has been specially created to cater to the specific needs of motorcycle enthusiasts. With the Kawasaki Ninja 250R and 650R we created a category of ‘practical superbikes’ and as a result enjoy a dominant market share of more than 60 per cent in that category.”
He added, “KTM and Kawasaki are our global business partners and along with them we aim to build on our already dominant position in the sports motorcycle segment in India with the Pulsar. There are a number of initiatives in the pipeline on all these three brands that would be introduced over the next 18 months.”
New Ninja 650 has a 649cc engine that puts out 71.07 bhp of power. It comes with an adjustable windshield, revised suspension and a split seat.
The other cosmetic changes include new dual headlamps and doesn't come with ABS. The motorcycle will be available for sale at ProBiking dealerships in 60 cities.
The Ninja 650 will compete with Korean Hyosung 650R and 650N in superbike segment. Ducati monster 795 is also available in market for a slightly higher price.

Displacement:649.00 cc
Engine type:Paralle-Twin, four-stroke
Compression:10.8:1
Bore x Stroke83.0 x 60.0 mm (3.3 x 2.4 inches)
Fuel system:Injection. Digital fuel injection with two 38mm Keihin throttle bodies
Fuel control:DOHC
Ignition:TCBI with electronic advance
Cooling system:Liquid
Gearbox:6-speed Manual
Transmission type,
final drive:
Chain
Driveline:O-Ring Chain
Chassis, suspension, brakes and wheels
Frame type:Twin-pipe perimeter design, high-tensile steel
Rake (fork angle):25.0°
Trail:109 mm (4.3 inches)
Front Suspension41mm hydraulic telescopic fork / 4.9 in.
Rear Suspension:Single offset laydown shock with adjustable spring preload / 5.1 in.
Front tyre dimensions:120/70-17
Rear tyre dimensions:160/60-17
Front brakes:Double disc
Front brakes diameter:300 mm (11.8 inches)
Rear brakes:Single disc
Rear brakes diameter:220 mm (8.7 inches)
Physical measures and capacities
Weight incl. oil, gas, etc:209.0 kg
Seat height:805 mm (31.7 inches) If adjustable, lowest setting.
Overall height:1,181 mm (46.5 inches)
Overall length:2,111 mm (83.1 inches)
Overall width:770 mm (30.3 inches)
Wheelbase:1,410 mm (55.5 inches)
Fuel capacity:15.90 litres (4.20 gallons)
Other specifications
Starter:Electric
Factory warranty:12 months
Color options: Candy Lime Green


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