Monday, December 5, 2011

2012 Kawasaki Ninja 650 Review

2012 Kawasaki Ninja 650 Review
All-new Chassis, Bodywork and Improved Power Delivery Make the Best Mid-sized Sportbike Even Better
This practical sportbike features a raft of new technology and design elements, including a totally new perimeter-style frame, revised suspension, more angular bodywork, new instrumentation, improved engine performance, a more comfortable saddle, lower seat height and much more. It all starts in the engine bay, where an advanced, highly compact, liquid-cooled 649cc vertical twin works its magic with help from a digital fuel injection system featuring 38mm throttle bodies and sub-throttle assemblies for optimum response and precise fueling. This has always been a brilliant streetbike engine – torquey, smooth, and blessed with impressive top end performance, yet enough satisfying low- and mid-range oomph to please novices and experts alike. Figure in the Ninja 650 engine’s estimated 50-mpg* fuel economy, precise fuel injection and its pleasing twin-cylinder throb, and you’re looking at what just might be the most flexible and satisfying streetbike engine on the planet.
Pull away from a light and the 650’s torquey engine, light-pull clutch and perfect throttle response make quick work of the job. Experts will love the new Ninja’s powerful yet flexible engine, modern suspension, disc brakes and nimble handling.