New Kawasaki Ninja | Bajaj Auto launches Kawasaki Ninja 650R at Rs 4.57 lakh

This is could be the best news yet for the motorcycle enthusiasts this year craving for a suitable motorcycle which is not so powerful like litre-class motorcycles or the slightly underpowered quarter litre motorcycles. India’s second largest two-wheeler company Bajaj Auto and Kawasaki on Wednesday launched the highly anticipated Ninja 650R.

The famous motorcycle deftly combines ample power (72 PS), serious torque (66 Nm), perfect ergonomics, nimble handling and supersport styling. It will be sold and serviced exclusively through Bajaj Probiking, India’s largest dealership network for premium motorcycles. At a price of Rs. 4.57 lacs (ex-showroom Delhi) the Ninja 650R is expected to create a new market for riding enthusiasts seeking a premium sports motorcycle. Already the motorcycling forums are abuzz with the great pricing strategy from Bajaj.

The motorcycle is already expected to heat up the things for the mid-size sportsbike segment and apart from its inimitable road presence and performance the Ninja 650R comes with a host of features such as triple petal disc brakes, MotoGP display, daylight running lights with hazard indicators, under-slung exhaust and a twin cylinder engine tuned for 91 Octane fuel to make it best suited for India and its diverse riding conditions. The motorcycle has a proper 649cc liquid-cooled twin cylinder motorcycle that aims to balance sportiness with every-day ridability and long distance comfort. The motorcycle is a liquid-cooled, DOHC, eight-valve fuel-injected twin cylinder engine with focus on ridability and is also equipped with a 180-degree crankshaft-driven balancer shaft.

According to reports, Rajiv Bajaj, Managing Director, Bajaj Auto said "We conceived Bajaj Probiking 6 years ago with the objective of making it the default destination for motorbike enthusiasts looking for looking for premium and performance bikes. The Ninja 650R is the next step in realizing that objective." He added, "The Kawasaki Ninja 250R has been a success with 1500 of these speed machines sold to date. It is now joined by its larger sibling to rule the roads."

Yoshiro Segawa, Managing Director (designate), India Kawasaki Motors, stated "After setting up a wholly owned subsidiary in India, we have chalked bigger plans for the performance aficionados of the country. We are pleased to present the stylish Ninja 650R for the Indian performance bikers. With the launch of this bike, we together with Bajaj Probiking are set to redefine the premium sports bike market in India." Available exclusively through Bajaj Probiking showrooms in 30 cities, the Kawasaki Ninja 650R will be backed with Probiking service capabilities and spare parts availability.

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