2016 Kawasaki Ninja 650 | Motorcycle Buyer’s Guide

2016 Kawasaki Ninja 650 | Buyer's Guide
2016 Kawasaki Ninja 650

A fully competent sport bike for those who don’t need supersport performance, the 2016 Kawasaki Ninja 650 is an amiable motorcycle that can be called in for commuter and touring duties at a moment’s notice.

The twin-cylinder motor has ample torque, making it easy to go fast in the real world of public roads. The highly visible off-center spring-preload adjustable rear shock gives the Ninja 650 a unique look.

2016 Kawasaki Ninja 650 Specs:

  • Engine: Liquid-cooled, DOHC, 48-valve, parallel twin
  • Displacement: 649cc
  • Bore x stroke: 83 x 60mm
  • Compression ratio: 10.8:1
  • Fuel system: DFI w/ dual 38mm throttle bodies
  • Ignition: TCBI with digital advance
  • Transmission: 6-speed
  • Final drive: Chain
  • Front suspension: 41mm forks; 4.9 inches of travel
  • Rear suspension: Shock w/ 5-position spring preload adjustment; 5.1 inches of travel
  • Front tire: 120/70 x 17
  • Rear tire: 160/60 x 17
  • Front brake: Dual 300m petal-style discs w/ 4-piston calipers
  • Rear brake: 220mm petal-style rotor w/ 2-piston caliper
  • ABS: Optional
  • Frame: Perimeter-design high-tensile steel
  • Rake: 25°
  • Trail: 4.3 inches
  • Wheelbase: 55.5 inches
  • Overall length: 83.1 inches
  • Overall width: 30.3 inches
  • Overall height: 46.5 inches
  • Ground clearance: 5.1 inches
  • Seat height: 31.7 inches
  • Curb weight: 465 pounds
  • Fuel capacity: 4.2 gallons
  • Warranty: 12 months

2016 Kawasaki Ninja 650 Colors:

  • Candy Lime Green/Metallic Spark Black
  • Candy Persimmon Red/Metallic Spark Black
  • Metallic Carbon Grey (standard only)

2016 Kawasaki Ninja 650 Price:

  • MSRP $7199; $7599 (ABS)

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