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The modern sportbike styling of the 2019 Kawasaki Ninja® 650 motorcycle will turn heads, its agility will stir your senses, and its practicality will appeal to everyday riding. High-level performance comes thanks to a lightweight chassis, advanced rear suspension and powerful brakes. Innovative technology, an upright riding position and smooth, responsive engine performance make the Ninja 650 ideal for everyday street riding, while its lightweight agility and invigorating mid-range power quickly remind you of its sportbike lineage.

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Kawasaki Technology

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ABS (Anti-lock Brake System)

Sudden over-application of the brakes, or braking on low-grip surfaces (surfaces with a low coefficient of friction) such as wet asphalt or manhole covers, may cause a motorcycle's wheel(s) to lock up and slip.

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Assist & Slipper Clutch

Developed and tested through Kawasaki Factory racing, the Assist & Slipper Clutch utilizes two types of cams. An assist cam and a slipper cam enable the Assist & Slipper Clutch to function in two different ways, with the clutch hub working together or apart from the operating plate. Under normal operat

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Dual Throttle Valves

Modern sportbikes often use large-bore throttle bodies to generate high levels of power. However, with large-diameter throttles, when a rider suddenly opens the throttle, the unrestricted torque response is anythin

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Economical Riding Indicator

Using high-precision electronics for engine management, Kawasaki models can achieve a high level of fuel efficiency. However, fuel consumption is greatly affected by throttle use, gear selection, and other elemen

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Horizontal Back-link Rear Suspension

Horizontal Back-link Rear Suspension arranges its shock unit horizontally, greatly contributing to efficient use of space and mass centralization.

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  • Engine


    4-stroke, 2-cylinder, DOHC, liquid-cooled



    Bore x Stroke

    83.0 x 60.0mm

    Compression Ratio


    Fuel System

    DFI® with dual 36mm Keihin throttle bodies


    TCBI with digital advance



  • Suspension

    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 ZR17

    Rear Tire

    160/60 ZR17


    24.0°/3.9 in

    Ground Clearance

    5.1 in


    55.5 in

  • Totals

    Maximum Torque

    48.5 lb-ft @ 6,500 rpm

    Overall Length

    80.9 in

    Overall Width

    29.1 in

    Overall Height

    44.7 in

    Seat Height

    31.1 in

    Curb Weight

    425.6 lb**

    Fuel Capacity

    4.0 gal

  • General

    Final Drive

    Sealed chain

    Electronic Rider Aids


    Frame Type

    Trellis, high-tensile steel

    Color Choices

    Metallic Spark Black, Candy Steel Furnace Orange/Metallic Spark Black

    Kawasaki Protection Plus (optional)

    12, 24, 36 or 48 months

  • Brakes

    Front Brakes

    Dual 300mm petal-style discs and 2-piston calipers, ABS

    Rear Brakes

    Single 220mm petal-style disc and single-piston caliper, ABS

  • Guarantee


    12 Month Limited Warranty

**Curb weight includes all necessary materials and fluids to operate correctly, full tank of fuel (more than 90 percent capacity) and tool kit (if supplied).

Specifications subject to change

KAWASAKI CARES: Always wear a helmet, eye protection, and proper apparel. Never ride under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Read Owner’s Manual and all on-product warnings. Professional rider shown on a closed course. ©2020 Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A.

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