If you’re in search of a thrilling middleweight sport bike that offers a perfect balance of performance and fun, your quest ends with the highly anticipated 2024 Kawasaki Ninja® 650. After the successful addition of Kawasaki TRaction Control (KTRC) in 2023, this iconic motorcycle returns to the Kawasaki sport motorcycle lineup with a bang. Get ready for an exhilarating ride as the Ninja 650 combines effortless handling, impressive engine power, and the timeless allure of Kawasaki’s sleek Ninja styling.
At the heart of the Ninja 650 lies the beloved 649cc parallel-twin engine, ensuring an exhilarating experience whether you’re commuting daily or conquering winding back roads on a weekend escape. The lightweight chassis of the bike delivers agility and smooth handling, striking the perfect balance between sportiness and versatility. With its sharp and sporty design, the Ninja 650 is guaranteed to turn heads, capturing the attention of riders both new and seasoned. The 4.3″ all-digital TFT color instrumentation provides a premium touch, offering excellent visibility with its vibrant display. Twin LED headlights equipped with low and high beams, as well as a position lamp, ensure clear visibility even in the darkest of nights. The Ninja 650’s Smartphone Connectivity through RIDEOLOGY THE APP enhances your riding experience, allowing you to access, log, and review various functions.
Kawasaki TRaction Control (KTRC)
Last year, the Ninja 650 received a significant upgrade with the addition of Kawasaki TRaction Control (KTRC), an advanced traction control system. This feature offers both enhanced sport riding performance and peace of mind, particularly when riding on low-traction surfaces. Riders can choose from three modes that suit their preferences and riding conditions. Mode 1, designed for sport riding, provides minimal intervention to manage traction during cornering, optimizing acceleration out of corners by maximizing rear wheel drive. Mode 2 intervenes earlier, reducing engine output when excessive wheel spin is detected, ideal for navigating wet roads or challenging stretches. Riders also have the option to disable the system if desired.
Unveiling the 2024 Ninja 650
The 2024 Ninja 650 comes in the striking Metallic Matte Graphenesteel Gray/Ebony color scheme, available at an MSRP of $8,299. For those seeking more personality, special color and graphics editions are offered in Metallic Matte Dark Gray/Metallic Spark Black/Metallic Flat Spark Black or Metallic Matte Covert Green/Metallic Spark Black/Pearl Sand Khaki, priced at $8,499. ABS-equipped models are also available in Metallic Matte Dark Gray/Metallic Spark Black/Metallic Flat Spark Black or Metallic Matte Covert Green/Metallic Spark Black/Pearl Sand Khaki. Moreover, the Ninja 650 KRT Edition ABS, inspired by the Kawasaki Racing Team livery in Lime Green/Ebony, is a true eye-catcher, priced at $8,899.
2024 Kawasaki Ninja 650 Features
- Engine: 4-stroke, Parallel Twin, DOHC, 8-valve, liquid cooled
- Displacement: 649cc
- Bore x Stroke: 83.0 x 60.0mm.
- Compression Ratio: 10.8:1
- Fuel System: DFI® with dual 36mm. Keihin throttle bodies
- Ignition: TCBI with electronic advance
- Transmission: 6-speed
- Final Drive: Sealed chain
- Electronic Rider Aids: Kawasaki TRaction Control (KTRC), ABS
- 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: 120/70×17
- Rear Tire: 160/60×17
- 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)
- Frame Type: Trellis, high-tensile steel
- Rake/Trail: 24.0°/3.9 in.
- Overall Length: 80.9 in.
- Overall Width: 29.1 in.
- Overall Height: 45.1 in.
- Ground Clearance: 5.1 in.
- Seat Height: 31.1 in.
- Curb Weight: 423.4 lb. (ABS), 421.2 lb. (non-ABS)*
- Fuel Capacity: 4.0 gal.
- Wheelbase: 55.5 in.
- Color Choices: Metallic Matte Dark Gray/Metallic Spark Black/Metallic Flat Spark Black, Metallic Matte Covert Green/Metallic Spark Black/Pearl Sand Khaki, Metallic Matte Graphenesteel Gray/Ebony
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