We were one of the very few who – came up with the update of launch of the 2012 version of the Ninja 650 R and today the 9th of August 2012 and here we are at the launch event of the “Ninja 650R, bringing you all the updates about the 2012 Ninja 650R launch from Pune.
Here is the thread of actions happening at the launch event:
> 2012 Ninja650R is officially called the Kawasaki Ninja 650
> Orders for Bajaj Kawasaki Ninja 650 start next week, deliveries start in 4-5 weeks
>Bajaj Auto launches the new Kawasaki Ninja 650 for a shocking Rs 4,99,834 ex-showroom Delhi! Too good we say
> On Road price to be below Rs. 5.5 Lakh
> The Ninja 650 bookings start from August 14 with deliveries to begin in 4-5 weeks.
> Currently no plans to bring a Naked version on the 2012 Ninja 650 in India
> This is a Non-ABS version which has been bought in India
> Kerb weight is up a few kilos, now around 208kg.
In terms of looks and design the 2012 version of the Ninja 650 is way more sharper, edgey, and modern then its predecessor, it comes with an adjustable windscreen, a completely new instrument cluster, a new exhuast system, a more taller bigger fuel tank, a new two split seat arrangement plus a new revamped suspension system ( it seems Kawasaki has done their homework in picking up the loose points of the older Ninja 650R and ensuring they are not their in the new version)
Bajaj says that they currently have 62 KTM-Kawasaki dealers in India, the largest dealer network for premium bikes.
In terms of changes that have been bought in the New 2012 Ninja 650 as compared to the older version- hers is a list of them:
1. New body custom changes
2. New redesigned body panels refereed from the bigger Ninja models
3. Sharpened up the rounded angles seen on the outgoing model
4. Wider panel gaps
5. The visor is three-stage adjustable, requiring a tool to shift between a 60mm range to suit individual rider heights and riding styles.
6. New LED powered console with white color back light
7. Analogue tachometer
8. Fuel consumption indicators to tell you how much you can ride and what sort of mileage you are getting
9. Larger fuel tank